Expedition Save the Reef

Expedition Save the Reef

Christina Wahldén

Original Title
Expedition rädda revet
Published
Rabén & Sjögren 2019
Genre
Fiction 9-12
Pages
143
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Expedition Save the Reef

Christina Wahldén

Alice travels with her mother to the small island of Lady Elliot Island in the Great Barrier Reef. It is a real adventure and a dream come true, and at first Alice only sees the paradise. While her mother, who is a marine biologist, works, Alice enjoys life on the island: she explores the surroundings, learns to snorkel, and observes all the birds, turtles and mantas that live there.

But the earth has a fever, the temperature is too high, and the Great Barrier Reef and the animals that live there are hit hard. Alice’s mother is trying to find solutions, but the situation is serious. The more Alice finds out, the more questions arise, and she realizes that there are no easy answers. For example, is it right to fly to the other side of the earth to research turtles?

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Press voices
“The book asks many questions and no ready-made answers are given. Therefore, it is an excellent tool in teaching and discussing climate issues, while also providing a strong reading experience for young readers. A very engaging novel.” BTJ “In the book Alice asks questions about how to live to counteract the climate crisis. I believe that her thoughts - partly in the spirit of Greta Thunberg - will encourage the book’s young readers to think about risks and possibilities in our critical time for climate change. An unusual and important book.” Västerbottens-Kuriren