A beautifully illustrated collection of original poems celebrating the wonder and complexity of nature and the environment, from beloved children's author Libby Hathorn, illustrated by award-winning artist Christina Booth
Let's dream of what we can become,
Mother Earth, I am your son.
Food and shelter, climate, water,
Mother Earth, I am your daughter.
Mother Earth is a warm, funny, beautiful collection of nature poems. Written with great sensitivity by multi-award-winning poet and author Libby Hathorn and with superb illustrations by talented artist and illustrator Christina Booth, this is a book to treasure and to celebrate our precious environment - for kids and families, students and teachers alike.
'Beautifully illustrated . . . Warmly and sensitively written . . . Children and adults alike will enjoy this celebration of precious environments' ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE
Libby Hathorn remains one of Australia's leading children's authors because she continually writes to capture the ideas and issues that are critical for children in their current contexts - Sue Beveridge, education adviser
A beautifully fused picture book that I would highly recommend for readers of any age - Reading Time, CBCA Magazine, for A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy
A wonderful inclusion for any library, classroom or home - ReadPlus for A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy
Libby Hathorn is an award-winning author and poet of more than eighty books for children, young adults, and adult readers. Her recent picture book No! Never!, written with her daughter Lisa Hathorn-Jarman, won the CBCA Children's Picture Book of the Year Award, Younger Readers, 2021. Translated into several languages and adapted for both stage and screen, her work has won honours in Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Holland. She is the recipient of the ABIA Pixie O'Harris Award, 2022, and the Lady Cutler Award, 2020, for distinguished services to Australian children's literature. In 2014 she won The Alice Award, a national award given to 'a woman who has made a distinguished and long term contribution to Australian literature'. In 2017 she won the Asher Award, a peace prize, for A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy.
Libby is a keen educator who has lectured part-time at Sydney University and is devoted to being an ambassador for poetry anywhere and everywhere. She has been a National Ambassador for Reading and often acts as a judge for various literary prizes, including the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.