The Big Old Rambutan Tree

The Big Old Rambutan Tree
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Format: Hardback, 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780648256373
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Description

Discovering an orphaned tiger cub at the bottom of the big old rambutan tree, an intelligent and gentle orangutan, named Ginger, rescues him and brings him up as her own child, despite the warnings from the other orangutans about tigers being their natural enemy, and that Ginger would one day become the tiger’s dinner. Ginger teaches the tiger cub all she knows about the world, and how to live like an orangutan. The tiger grows up on a diet of leaves, fruit, honey, insects and bird’s eggs, but he hungers for something more satisfying to eat. When the tiger’s instinct for hunting gradually appears and his appetite for fresh meat becomes too overpowering, the two friends realise that they have to part company, but their deep bond of friendship remains strong and as the years pass by they never forget about each other. When human encroachment threatens the rainforest with fire and Ginger’s life is in danger, a trusted old friend comes to her rescue. A sensitive story which reveals the plight of orangutans and other wildlife as they fight for survival in their ever-diminishing rainforest habitat, which is directly due to the activities of human development and the need for land to grow palm and other crops.

With 100 percent of proceeded being donated to Orangutan Outreach comes a tale of hope as the strong bonds of friendship are showcased through the struggles to survive in the threatened Sumatran rainforest. 
 

The author

Kathy Creamer is a children’s illustrator and writer. Kathy and her husband, Peter Creamer, are passionate about Orangutan Conservation. This all began 25 years ago, whilst visiting and then working at the Singapore Zoological Gardens with the volunteer docent team. Kathy was inspired by the gentle and loving personality of Ah Meng, who was the Zoo’s icon and animal ambassador at that time. Kathy has been published by Oxford University Press, Reed International, Julia Gabriel Communications, and other organisations. She has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the renowned Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University in England. Kathy has also run her own successful publishing venture called Creative Characters Publishing that was based in the UK. Having emigrated to Australia over 12 years ago, she now lives in Armidale, and with her husband, Peter, has set up Little Pink Dog Books Children’s Picture Book Publishing.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780648256373
Illustrations: color illustrations
Size: 9.4 in x 9.4 in / 238.76 mm x 238.76 mm
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