When The Storks Came Home

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Pub Date 6 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 22 Sep 2022

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When The Storks Came Home is a charming, fictionalised retelling of the successful white stork reintroduction at the Knepp Estate. The white stork is a UK native bird which was last year brought back from extinction.

In this second picture book from bestselling author and globally significant conservationist Isabella Tree, we meet eight-year-old Beanie, who loves birds. When she discovers that huge white storks used to live in her own village but were hunted to extinction in the UK 600 years ago, she is determined to find a way to bring them back.

But reintroducing a vanished species is not so simple! Storks can fly hundreds of miles, so releasing storks into the local countryside won't be enough to make them return and stay for good. With the help of other villagers, Beanie hatches a plan…  

Beautiful illustrations help bring this powerful and important story to life, teaching children about conservation and their environment in an accessible way.

Ivy Kids brings you beautiful, sustainably printed books to rewild your child, nurture creativity, and foster a deep connection with the living world. Ivy Kids books are planet-friendlyprinted on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, locally to where they will be sold.

Praise for Isabella Tree’s first picture book When We Went Wild:
‘A charming inoculation of pure wild life – just what Dr. Earth ordered.’ CHRIS PACKHAM
‘This book would sit brilliantly on any nature-loving child’s bookshelf’ BBC WILDLIFE MAGAZINE
‘Charms young readers with the power of rewilding’ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER
‘I love this book. It actually made me cry’ PAM AYRESSunday Times best-selling author & presenter.
‘A gorgeous and true fable that will delight and inspire the next generation of young rewilders.’ PATRICK BARKHAMAuthor & Guardian journalist.

When The Storks Came Home is a charming, fictionalised retelling of the successful white stork reintroduction at the Knepp Estate. The white stork is a UK native bird which was last year brought back...

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This is the story about a young girl named Beanie who loves animals especially birds. When she has a new baby brother, they receive lots of flowers and cards. On one card, she sees white storks. She becomes fascinated with them and asks her friend Andy about them. He tells that they have unfortunately disappeared from Britain and their population is decreasing. Beanie becomes passionate in saving these storks and she, along with her town, does everything they could to save them.

The fact that this is inspired from real events makes this book even better. The artwork is STUNNING! And I think this book is a must read for young children because they need to learn about wildlife and conservation from a very young age so that they'll be able to contribute in regards to conservation of nature when they grow up.

Absolutely loved this book. I'd highly recommend this one.

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