Told from the flora and fauna’s point of view, Run Tree Run is the story of a simplified ecosystem threatened by mining. Run Tree Run was shortlisted in 2015 for the Wilderness Society’s Environmental Education Award.
A gentle and wise old tree helps the animals of its rainforest to escape with their lives before the miners come to tear down their home. The animals featured include a Sugar Glider looking for a new home, a Rhinoceros Beetle desperate to get away and a Cassowary, a loyal friend of the tree’s.
Written as a protest against a proposed $1.2billion bauxite mine near the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve at Cape York Peninsula, this children’s book has eighteen vibrant illustrations of the rainforest and its animals.