The Eco-Diary of Kiran Singer
by Sue Ann Aldersonillustrated by Millie Balance
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Kiran Singer is worried. What can a kid do to help preserve the earth? In her diary, Kiran explores the environmental problems threatening her local wetland. Richly illustrated by Millie Ballance, Sue Ann Alderson's poems are a celebration of life and our ability to make a difference.
Themes: environment, conservation, environmental ecosystem, Vancouver ecosystems, northwest ecology, Camosun bog, relationships, wildlife
- Winner of the ASPCA® Henry Bergh Children's Book Award (for book best promoting protection of the environment) 2008
- Finalist for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction 2008
- Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award (BC Readers' Choice) 2009
"In a week's worth of short, expressive poems, readers will come to know the beauty of this unique environment, as well as the value it holds for nature and humans...They will enjoy a sensory feast presented in simple but vibrant language." CM Magazine
"Poems and rich illustrations celebrate life and our ability to make a difference." - Canadian Children's Booknews
“Miraculously, Sue Ann Alderson makes a living bog rise from the printed page. It's remarkable that her musical poems convey not only the sights and sounds of a nature reserve, but its textures and seasons, its plants and birds and animals.” X. J. Kennedy, winner of the National Council of Teachers for Excellence in Children's Poetry 2000
Sue Ann Alderson is one of BC's foremost writers for young people. She has published 16 children's books, including Sure As Strawberries, and Bonnie McSmithers You're Driving Me Dithers. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and taught creative writing at the University of British Columbia for many years.
Millie Balance studied art in the Camberwell School of Art, London. She lived in Canada for many years and now lives in London.