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Can Nick and Sally find the tortoises in time? A week on Gran’s farm becomes an adventure of discovery when Oom Kallas introduces them to the geometric tortoise. But a devastating veld fire sweeps through a nearby nature reserve. Will the firefighters stop the fire reaching Gran’s farm?



Book Details:
RELEASE: September 2014
TITLE: Oom Kallas and the Tortoises
AUTHOR: Claerwen Howie
PUBLISHER: Bumble Books
ISBN: 978-0-9802610-5-9
GENRE: Pre-teens/environment
FORMAT: Soft cover
SIZE: 285 x 215 mm
RRP: £ 7.99 (ZAR149.00 incl VAT)


About the author:

Claerwen Howie  spent many years as a student and lecturer at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Oom Kallas and the Tortoises continues her concern about the need toconserve our country’s glorious biodiversity. Claerwen’s first book for children, Vumile and the Dragon,  was published in 2012 by Bumble Books.


About the illustrator:

Meg Jordi is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and water-colourist who studied at the College of Art in Johannesburg. She undertakes commissioned work for educational publishers, NGOs, environmental organisations, magazines and children’s books.

Oom Kallas and the Tortoises

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