Poppy is on a mission to save her grandad’s farm by returning the countryside to a time when flower meadows grew wild and native animals flourished. Can Poppy succeed in helping nature to work its magic?
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster, known for his uncompromising commitment to seasonal, ethically produced food and his concern for the environment said:
‘I urge you to be part of this rewilding movement, in any way you can. Be like Poppy, in this charming and inspiring story... Do all you can, as often as you can, to get as close to nature as you possibly can.’
Joanna Lumley OBE, Actress, presenter, former model, author, television producer, and committed activist, including being a patron of Earth Restoration Service since 2008:
‘Poppy is the child we all long to be - brave, curious, headstrong, compassionate and the best fun in the world. Her love for wildlife will chime with children everywhere. An adorable book.’
Gordon Buchanan, wildlife filmmaker and TV presenter:
‘Poppy Goes Wild is a beautifully inspiring story wonderfully illustrated. To protect nature, we must love nature and hear what our planet is telling us. This book serves as a reminder that we must also listen to our children. Out of the mouths of babes...’
Jimmy Doherty, farmer and TV presenter:
‘This enchanting book celebrates the thrilling experience of discovering wildlife when you are young. There are many lessons that we can learn from the past and allowing more land to run wild and free is a vital one.’
Olly Smith, broadcaster, wine critic, and patron of The Bumblebee Conservation Trust:
‘This charming tale is a timely reminder of the deep value in connecting more deeply with the natural world and allowing it to flourish and grow ever more wonderfully wild.
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 225 x 175 mm
Author - Nick Powell is a multi-award winning television producer whose credits include launching the series Supernanny, Escape to River Cottage, Nigella Bites, Food Unwrapped and Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts. Born and raised in the Black Country, Nick grew up with a strong appreciation of the rivers, wild meadows and rolling hills of the surrounding countryside. As a teenager he was transfixed by the magical sight of an otter catching a fish and sunning itself on the riverbank. He didn’t see another one in the wild until decades later, when rivers began to be cleaned up. He divides his time between living alongside the South Downs National Park and the wildflower meadows of the French Alps.
Illustrator - Becca Hall is a freelance illustrator originally from the Lake District, now living in Cornwall. She studied illustration in Manchester and, since graduating, she has worked on a variety of children’s books and other projects, as well as launching her own range of homewares and gifts. She loves to draw and paint by hand. Discovering nature is a theme that Becca is especially excited about. As a child, her grandparents let her explore and play in their woodland in the Langdales, where she made dens from broken branches and little gardens for the hedgehogs from moss and leaves, all while watching deer and badgers rustle about.