When We Went Wild (Nature’s Wisdom #1) (Hardcover)
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This is book number 1 in the Nature’s Wisdom series.
From the best-selling author and rewilding pioneer Isabella Tree, When We Went Wild is a heartwarming, sustainably printed picture book about the benefits of letting nature take the lead, inspired by real-life rewilding projects.
Nancy and Jake are farmers. They raise their cows and pigs, and grow their crops. They use a lot of big machines to help them, and spray a lot of chemicals to get rid of the weeds and the pests. That’s what all good farmers do, isn’t it? And yet, there is no wildlife living on their farm. The animals look sad. Even the trees look sad! One day, Nancy has an idea... what if they stopped using all the machines, and all the chemicals, and instead they went wild?
The author’s own experience of rewilding her estate at Knepp in West Sussex, England, has influenced conservation techniques around the world that are bringing nature back to the countryside and bringing threatened species back from the brink.
Ivy Kids brings you beautiful, sustainably printed books to rewild your child. They are hopeful, joyful stories and nonfiction about nature and the environment that are charmingly illustrated and printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, locally in the US, and using renewable energy.
Praise for Wilding, the author’s best-selling memoir:
“In a story that is part personal memoir, part work of conservation, Tree reveals the capacity of the wild to reclaim the land—as long as humans step out of the way.” —Smithsonian, “The Ten Best Science Books of 2018”
“Wilding is both a timely and important book.” —Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books
About the Author
Isabella Tree is an award-winning nature and travel author, and conservation pioneer. Her best-selling adult book Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm (200,000 copies sold) tells the story of Knepp, the groundbreaking rewilding project in West Sussex that she started with her husband, the environmentalist Charlie Burrell. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed children’s book When We Went Wild, which relates the benefits of rewilding to the next generation of conservationists.
Allira Tee is an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked on a variety of commissions with clients from around the world, including Hygge & West, HarperCollins, Eeboo, L'Affiche Moderne, AHD Paper Co., and Impression Originale. Her debut picture book Tiger & Cat with Berbay Publishing, will be released in August 2020. Her illustrations are created by hand using ink or graphite and finished with colored markers, pencils, watercolor, or digital techniques.
“Straightforward storytelling and exuberant illustrations…inspiring.”
“Clearly conveyed concepts…thought-provoking.”—Shelle Rosenfeld, Booklist