Below the Green Pond, Jane Waller’s beautiful book about a small boy who finds himself lost in the underwater world of his local pond is now available on Amazon as an ebook, a brilliant Christmas present idea for adventure, science and nature loving kids and adults.
You don’t necessarily need a Kindle or ereader to enjoy this book, anyone can download some software to their PC to allow them to read this book also.
All of the inhabitants of the pond live (and die) as they would in real life, and most of them are known by their scientific names: Daphnia, Dugesia Lugubris, Cristatellla, Victorella and Volvox, for example. And Owen’s first underwater friend (Sedilla, the water flea) teaches him – and the readers of the book – a lot about what goes on in the world around us, without most of us being aware of it.
Here is a very brief extract from the book, if you want to read more there is a sneak peak option on Amazon but you’ll really have to buy a copy…
“The Algae are the most important part of our pond,” explained Sedilla. “They cover nearly the whole surface and give us food and oxygen to breathe. And all by using the light from the Sun. The process is called photosynthesis.”
“Whatever does that mean?” asked Owen, feeling even smaller.
“Really, your ignorance astounds me,” said Sedilla. “Have you no knowledge
“No”, said Owen, his eyes widening. These Pond-creatures were putting him
to shame. “Please explain”.
“It’s a very simple Greek word. Photo means light, and synthesis means
putting-together. That wasn’t too difficult now, was it?”
It is beautifully illustrated by Michael Sparks and is a must read for all nature loving children and adults.
To buy a copy visit Amazon – it’s a bargain at just £3.90