Welcome Tania and everyone following her latest blog tour.
This part of the tour will involve GIVING AWAY a copy of Tania’s beautiful new book Eco Warriors to the Rescue! thanks to the good people at the National Library of Australia.
I will post the photographs in a separate blog and I will then ask for people to vote for their favourite one.
Here’s one I prepared earlier, isn’t it magnificent – The grass tree Xanthorrhoea.
I pass this and many others on one of my daily walks. It is an absolute joy being able to experience the Australian bush in all its glory which is why I too consider myself to be an Eco Warrior and commend Tania for the wonderful work she is doing helping to spread the word to the younger generations who might otherwise take this unique beauty for granted.
So send me your photographs [jackiehosking at bigpond dot com] and let’s make a beautiful collage of our exquisite Australian wildlife.
Photographs will need to be in by SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER – voting will commence immediately with the winner being announced in Monday’s PASS IT ON (9th Sept).
So what’s Tania’s book all about?
Eco Warriors to the Rescue!
(National Library Publishing, Aug 2013, $17.99, firm cover, 9780642277800)
Join Banjo, Matilda and Ned on a magical adventure into the Australian native landscape via a series of historic, beautifully-rendered botanical paintings.
Entering the very pages of their favourite book, the children interact with all manner of Australian flora including Kangaroo Paw, Wattle and Eucalypt. Along the way, these intrepid warriors seek ‘tips’ to ensure the survival of our native landscape for generations to come.
Can these eco-warriors help save our native flora from extinction?
Combining modern photography and typesetting with historical artworks from the archives of the National Library, Eco Warriors to the Rescue! makes our beautiful collection of botanical art accessible to the very young. The book also includes interesting facts about Australian flora, as well as floral emblems and birth months, and further ideas on how to keep Australian green.
Join Tania McCartney and her three real-life eco warriors—Banjo (Riley), Ned (Andrew) and Matilda (Claire)—
as they launch Eco Warriors to the Rescue! at Canberra’s National Arboretum Gift Shop,
Saturday 5 October 2013, at 11am.
Tania McCartney is an author of both children’s and adult books. An experienced magazine writer and editor, she also founded respected literary site Kids’ Book Review. She is passionate about literacy, and loves to speak on reading, books and writing. Her latest books include Eco Warriors to the Rescue! (National Library Publishing), Riley and the Jumpy Kangaroo: A journey around Canberra (Ford Street), Caroline Chisholm: The Emigrant’s Friend (New Frontier) and An Aussie Year: Twelve months in the life of Australian Kids (EK Publishing). Tania adores books, travel and photography. She lives in Canberra with her family, in a paper house at the base of a book mountain.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tania McCartney’s Blog
Boomerang Books Blog
Pass It On
Mixed Media Illustrations for Picture Books
Kids Book Review
Eco Tips for Little Readers
Sheryl Gwyther’s Blog
The Book Chook
Books for Little Hands
Literature Supporting Sustainability
Children’s Books Daily
My Little Bookcase
5 Multi-Media Writing Tips
Writing for the National Library of Australia
Elaine Ouston Blog