We Have A Dream – PRE-ORDER

We Have A Dream – PRE-ORDER

I am really proud to announce that my first book, published by Magic Cat, comes out on 5th August 2021.

We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Colour Protecting the Planet (Hardback)  

by Dr Mya-Rose Craig

Illustrated by Sabrena Khadij

Signed edition £11.25 (RRP £12.99) if pre-ordered by 31st July 2021 (FREE p&p).

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Description

Indigenous people and people of colour are disproportionately affected by climate change, yet often are not heard in global conversations.

As a British-Bangladeshi environmentalist and race activist, I was interested to hear and amplify the voices of young environmentalists of colour from around the world who are usually ignored. I spent months researching and locating 30 young environmentalists who were working on different types of projects, all over the world. I spoke to these incredible young people, many of who had been campaigning since they were 8 or 9 years old, about what they think are the issues and what needs to be done to make a change.

From wildlife conservation to clean water, air pollution to plastic waste, climate justice to climate strikes, the time has come to listen to a generation of young people of colour demanding urgent change for the world they will inherit.

Environmental and diversity campaigner Mya-Rose Craig aka Birdgirl speaks to 30 Black, Indigenous and People of Colour campaigners from around the world, including; Autumn Peltier, Vanessa Nakate and Lesein Mutunkei. These communities are disproportionately affected by climate change, yet often aren’t heard in global conversations. From wildlife conservation to clean water, from air pollution to plastic waste, from climate justice to climate strikes, the time has come to listen to a generation of young people demanding urgent change for the world they will inherit.

MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Extraordinary voices from around the globe’
– Steve Backshall

‘A moving and thought-provoking collection of stories’
– Liz Bonnin

‘If there was ever a book for now, this is it’
– Gillian Burke

‘Inspiring messages which are beautifully combined’
– Mike Dilger

‘Filled with power and hope’
– Dara McAnulty

‘A vivid and magical showcase’
– Stephen Moss

‘Inspiring, enlightening and powerful’
– Chris Packham

 

Information

Publisher: Magic Cat Publishing

Publication Date: 05/08/2021

Pages: 64 pages

Dimensions: 230 x 180 mm

Category: Social issues: environment & green issues (Child..

ISBN: 9781913520205

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The Adventures of Horatio Mowzl – Volume Three: ‘The Great Rising’ Review

The Adventures of Horatio Mowzl – Volume Three: ‘The Great Rising’ Review

The Adventures of Horatio Mowzl  – Volume Three: ‘The Great Rising’ By Paul Thornycroft

Book description:  I love these children’s books and would highly recommend them for your children. “The Great Rising brings us to the dramatic climax of this, the third volume in the Mowzl Trilogy. Having learned ‘purling’ – how to dream into Mowzl-sized woollen pouches – the children purl in the Glade talking the wild talk with creatures of all kinds. Their purling then takes them on adventures worldwide, discovering Wild Nature for themselves. Their eyes and hearts are opened; the wild web is revealed as alive and aware – as something they are intimately part of; they see the terrible damage to Wild Nature and feel it as wounding to themselves. Shocked, they resolve to act urgently to transform the way grown-ups see Nature. Their enthusiasm spreads throughout their school, where they start projects which soon spread from their school to other schools across the country; these projects, and the art of purling, spread around the world – and the Great Rising begins”

An Appeal  Two Thousand & Nineteen was a memorable year for Paul Thornycroft with the publication of all three of his Mowzl books, books for children and anyone interested in reading a dramatic children’s story about climate breakdown and the ecological crisis. These books are Mowzl’s gift to children, for them to enjoy fabulous stories while glimpsing innovative and original insights about Nature, wildness, and what their future holds.

The books are self-published via Amazon-KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) under the imprint MowzlPrint Publishing, so Paul needs support from people to buy his wonderful books and rate them. Volume One: Little HumansVolume Two: First PurlingsVolume Three: The Great Rising

Mowzl Books Mowzl’s website: www.mowzl.co.uk  Amazon books: https://amzn.to/372vlIV  All three Mowzl books are now published for all to enjoy fabulous stories while glimpsing innovative and original insights about Nature, wildness, and what the future holds. Read a dramatic children’s story about climate breakdown and the ecological crisis, a story daring to look deep, asking the questions we all avoid asking.  Available as printed book or eBook (Kindle), from Amazon and other platforms, and may also be ordered from bookshops. The book titles are:Volume One: Little HumansVolume Two: First PurlingsVolume Three: The Great Rising

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Being published in Red Sixty Seven – Curated by Kit Jewitt & Published by the BTO

Being published in Red Sixty Seven – Curated by Kit Jewitt & Published by the BTO

This book is the idea of Kit Jewitt

I am really proud to have written about Yellowhammer in this book, one that should not exist. Also thank you to Ben Woodhams for his beautiful artwork. Our bird populations are declining at speed. Lots of birds have stopped breeding in the UK and we must act to stop this. Thank you so much to Kit Jewitt for inviting me to contribute.

67 conservationists and artists wrote about the 67 birds on the UK red data birds with the money going back to the British Trust for Ornithology and RSPB. As one of the few recent young people to obtain a BTO bird ringing licence when turning 16 years old, I continue to be a BTO ringing member. This year I and Black2Nature are organising camps for VME young people in partnership with the RSPB and I hope to continue that partnership.

The 67 authors and artists include many of my birding friends including Nick Baker, Patrick Barkham, Anne Cleeves, Mark Cocker, David Darrell-Lambert, Mike Dilger, Ben Garrod, Ben Hoare, Dr Robert Lambert, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Luke Massey, Dara McAnulty, Lucy McRobert, Stephen Moss, Chris Packham and Lolo Williams.

In 2018 and 2019 I helped present a TV documentary for French and German broadcasters ARD/Arte “Missing – Where have all the birds gone” about the decline of farmland and grassland bird species. I interviewed several experts and it was shocking to find out about the decline of 40 million European birds in the last 30 years. This Covid-19 European lockdown has demonstrated how nature can come back if we give it space and how things must change in the future.

If you have not read it yet, please get a copy, and help save our birds which you can get at Red-67-the-boo

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My Nature writing – New Networks for Nature 2018

My Nature writing – New Networks for Nature 2018

Nature writing is something that is really important to me. I have been writing creative work and poetry from a young age and used poetry therapy to help me through difficult times.

In 2018 I wrote a piece of nature writing for a publication celebrating the 10th Annual New Networks for Nature Conference 15-17 November 2018. I am really proud to have been published at such a young age.

The book is available at www.newnetworkdsfornature.org.uk

New Networks for Nature is a broad alliance of creators (including poets, authors, scientists, filmmakers, visual artists, environmentalists, musicians and composers) whose work draws strongly on the natural environment. I really enjoyed speaking on a panel at the 2017 conference about diversity.

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Bird Cottage by Eva Meijer

Bird Cottage by Eva Meijer

I was intrigued by this remarkable story that the author, Eva Meijer, dug up a few years ago about one fascinating – and almost entirely forgotten – a woman who was way ahead of her time when she published her revolutionary findings on bird behaviour. I wanted to help us spread the word about her!

Len Howard, the mysterious woman behind the once bestselling Birds as Individuals and Living With Birds, was a promising violinist before she decided to ditch society and city life in order to dedicate herself to her one life-long passion – birds. Leaving London behind, she bought what is now known as Bird Cottage, a small property in East Sussex where she led a very private life, observing the curious habits of the garden birds nearby and quietly working on her research until her death in 1973.

Eva Meijer draws such a tender and convincing portrait of this eccentric recluse of British nature writing that it’s impossible not to be infected with her passion for birds! What emerges is a complex character, a restless and passionate woman that could not be pinned down by society and who continued her work regardless of the prejudice against female scientists. This is an emotionally rich and measured literary debut that brings Len Howard back to life and sheds some light on her woefully neglected research. It is being published on 30th May 2019 and I wanted to help bring the life and work of Len Howard to others!

BIRD COTTAGE

By Eva Meijer

Translated by Antoinette Fawcett

ISBN 9781782273950 | £8.99 | 256pp

NEW IN PAPERBACK

Published 30th May 2019

The beautiful and inspiring story of one woman’s remarkable relationship with British garden birds, and how it changed her life

‘I tend my herd and flock by day so I have to read into the night; I cannot put it down’ – Rosamund Young, bestselling author of The Secret Life of Cows

‘A convincing account of total dedication and self-belief, and there is beauty and joy in Len’s strange life… entertaining and thought-provoking’ – Guardian

‘Truly original… There’s a sense of birdlike lightness and agility about this episodic, elliptical novel’ – Daily Mail

‘The author’s fluid, seemingly weightless prose is perfectly matched to the birds she describes… This beautiful creation will be a source of great pleasure for birders and readers alike’ – Country Life

‘A delightful, poignant tale’ – Saga Magazine

‘A celebration of a life spent immersed in nature’ – Town & Country

Bewitching… will make you want to throw away your Oyster card and move to a remote cottage… Read it to de-stress – The Lady

 

Len Howard at her cottage in Ditchling

Len Howard was forty years old when she decided to leave her London life and loves behind, retire to the English countryside and devote the rest of her days to her one true passion, birds.

Moving to a small cottage in Sussex, she wrote two bestselling books, astonishing the world with her observations on the tits, robins, sparrows and other birds that lived nearby, flew freely in and out of her windows, and would even perch on her shoulder as she typed.

This moving novel imagines the story of this remarkable woman’s decision to defy society’s expectations, and the joy she drew from her extraordinary relationship with the natural world.

THIS AUTHOR: Eva Meijer

Eva Meijer is a Dutch author, artist, singer, songwriter and philosopher. Her non-fiction study on Animal Communication, Animal Languages, is forthcoming in English in 2019. Bird Cottage is her first novel to be translated into English, has been nominated for the BNG and Libris prizes in the Netherlands and is being translated into several languages. Eva Meijer was awarded the Halewijn Prize in 2017 for all the books she has written so far.

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