Original title: Aika matka! Lotta, Kasper ja luontokadon arvoitus
Author: Laura Ertimo
Illustrator: Mari Ahokoivu
Part of a series: Weird Weather
English synopsis, Full English translation, Finnish PDF
Standalone sequel to the bestselling WEIRD WEATHER that has sold to 17 countries -
A much-needed book that helps make sense of biodiversity crisis!
Lotta and Kasper keep seeing new worrisome news: dying bees, endangered animals, plastic in the Mariana Trench and on the glaciers of Antarctica, rivers polluted by mines, forest fires...
The children realize that even if the problems of climate change were solved, Mother Nature would still be in trouble! Climate change is only one part of an escalating environmental crisis. How will we survive?
Now retired fossil gremlin suggests that Lotta and Kasper set out on a grand journey through time in search of threads that may connect the past to the present and provide solutions for the future.
With the gremlin as their guide, the children find clues about the great changes that life has undergone in the past and how life has continued after major catastrophes. Through their journey, they come to see the roots of the current situation, understand why solving it is so tricky and learn how the human species has overcome previous crises to survive to this day.
Laura Ertimo has undertaken a challenging yet important task ‒ to write for children about the biodiversity crisis and the problems arising from it. The topics themselves are complex, but the time travel layout and engaging comic strips assist in understanding, whereas the pictures encourage children to look into the issues at hand. It might happen that a child will not be able to understand everything at first, but there are numerous topics to be discussed and researched with one’s parents or teachers. The author is highly knowledgeable about and conscious of the topic of environmental problems.
- Anneli Veskimägi, Avita publishing house, Estonia
Laura Ertimo has undertaken a challenging yet important task - to write for children about the biodiversity crisis and the problems arising from it. The topics themselves are complex, but the time travel layout and engaging comic strips assist in understanding, whereas the pictures encourage children to look into the issues at hand.
- Anneli Veskimägi, Avita, Estonia
FINLAND: Into (orig.)
ESTONIA: Kirjastus Avita
GERMANY: Cross Cult
HUNGARY: Tessloff & Babilon