Bren MacDibble and Zana Fraillon have teamed up to create this amazing dual narrative novel for 9-13 year olds. One character set slightly in the future, one character 100 years later, and whispers
from an ancient past. 288 pages. Cover by Jo Hunt.
Shelby and her best friend Davy live quiet low-tech lives in a future closed community that is made up of exactly three hundred and fifty kind, ethical people living on seven hundred hectares.
When they climb through a hole in the perimeter fence to venture into the surrounding jungle, what they find is more astonishing than anything they could have imagined.
And when Shelby realises the terrible danger that is unfolding, it will take all of her daring and determination to ensure the past does not repeat itself.
“We’ve been told over and over we’re the generation that waits for the world to recover. We endure the heat. We endure the storms, the wrecking floods, the long droughts, the days of smoke as fire burns, coz this is what the honoured earth does when she’s trying to recover."
Intriguing, absorbing and spine-tinglingly good, The Raven's Song is a brilliant novel by two esteemed writers at the height of their powers.
From climate change to journaling to exploring time, The Raven’s Song has a lot of teachable material perfect for classroom learning and thoughtful discussion about being a good ancestor to those who follow.