The Tribe Who Sang to Trees
With Desert Wind as their guide, Possum and Mopoke have once again left the Valley to brave the world outside, where it’s harsh, dry and so hot you can’t go out during the day. It was supposed to be a short journey, following the creek up to the salt pans, but just like all their others, that’s not how it turns out. This time, they hear a strange, eerie noise, like nothing they’ve heard before. Is it a machine? An animal? Or something else? Is it dangerous?
The Tribe Who Sang to the Trees is the final book in internationally bestselling and much loved author Jackie French’s Children of the Valley series, a five-part dystopian series set many years from now and presciently written long before the trend for dystopian children’s and young adult fiction emerged – or climate change was a global concern.
According to her website, ‘Jackie French AM is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honorary wombat (part time), 2014–2015 Australian Children’s Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.’ She’s written over 200 books, which range from picture books and books for younger readers, to historical fiction for adults, to non-fiction about gardening and ecology. Her books have been won a wide range of prizes both in Australia and internationally. For more visit www.jackiefrench.com.