Another inspiring book from Maria Gill. This time Maria has explored our history through disasters that have occurred in New Zealand. She explores natural disasters and human derived tragedies, both historic and more recent. From fire and earthquakes, passenger transport accidents to mines and weather events, this book tells the reader the facts and the affects. Maria has included some short fiction stories to enable the reader to get a sense of some of the events and included the real and tragic results of each disaster. She has also highlighted the heroism and resilience, the community, the courage of survivors and the amazing work of our rescue workers and first responders. There are safety tips within the relevant sections to help the reader prepare for natural disasters and survival tips included towards the end of the book. The book shares the positive steps we have taken as a result of facing such disasters to be better prepared or to help prevent further tragic events.
This book is well presented with its mix of fact and fiction, tips and outcomes brought together with photos and detailed vibrant illustrations. I highly recommend this for your library collections.
Title: New Zealand Disasters: Our response, resilience and recovery
Illustrator: Marco Ivančić
Publication: February 2021
Reviewer: Elaine Wills, Library manager, Enner Glynn School, Nelson
How are you recommending this book? Highly recommend
What’s the book’s opening sentence? Disasters, natural and human-made, have occurred throughout history.
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