Welcome to the Village




To celebrate the release of Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise - the bilingual edition - I am (re)sharing parts of the original story, and some of my inspiration for writing it...


Setting the scene for village life was an important part of both the original story and the adapted version. Describing the houses and the jungle behind them, the ocean as a playground and a source of sustenance, market day and the general comings and going of the villagers was a way to make the local children feel at home when they read the story - to recognise themselves and their home on the pages. And for children reading the book in other areas it was a way for us to introduce this special place and way of life that might be different.


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Thank you for following the story of Petrus and Novi.  I look forward to sharing more with you!!





Cath
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