Why is the Brazilian rainforest vanishing so fast? And why is it essential not only to the people and animals within it, but to the whole world? Can anything be done to save it? This story, seen through the eyes of a child called Remaema, describes how the Yanomami tribe are battling against potential developers. Can a solution be found that will protect the forest and allow the tribe to continue living as they always have done, while benefiting from limited development? This picture book offers an exciting perspective on a controversial and topical subject.
Richard Platt is a renowned non-fiction writer, whose previous titles include Pirate Diary which won the 2002 Kate Greenaway Medal. Rupert van Wyk trained as an artist and after getting a BA in Illustration went on to study fresco techniques in Italy. His work has appeared in books, magazines and newspapers. He divides his time between Ravenna and London.