Watching the seasons come and go is always fun, although as you get older the year does seem to go faster. When you are young, Christmas seems to take forever to come and the school holidays last for ages and ages.
It’s seeing things happen every year that helps to give a sense of time passing by and to feel the world is really “spinning around.” In the hills of Perth, a sure sign winter was nearly over was the arrival of our lovely robin redbreasts.
Scarlet Robin is a surprising tale of solving one of the mysteries of bird migration in the Perth Hills. It’s also an eye-opening saga of how a multi-generational family of Scarlet Robins came to live with us.
And why we had to send them away. In the South West, we found the local residents were as mystified as those in the Perth Hills about the life cycle of our familiar Scarlet Robins.
Ten years in the making, this is a story about interaction with native wildlife. Sometimes, we unwittingly make changes to their environment and interfere with their lives.
With questions at the end, and links to appropriate websites, Scarlet Robin is ideal for anyone with a reading age of 10 and over. Without being too confronting, it’s also a great way to introduce younger children to environmental issues.
It has a happy ending!
About the Author
Lesley Dewar writes bright and breezy adventure stories at Stories My Nana Tells, with WOW moments to entrance and surprise her readers. These are stories for children who are between five and twelve years of age. Every story has something which will have your child turn to you and say “Wow, I didn’t know that!”
As a passionate storyteller and skilled researcher, Lesley teases out extraordinary facts, making ordinary things become an inspiration and wonder. Lesley also campaigns for wildlife protection, particularly our Australian wildlife.
Lesley is adventurous if nothing else. She has been bungy jumping in New Zealand; taken helicopter flights across icy mountains and rocky deserts; went white water rafting in Bali and swimming with dolphins in Hawaii – Her quirky ideas make Stories My Nana Tells very engaging for the whole family.
Read more about Lesley here.