The Forest Man
The True Story of Jadav Payeng
Flowerpot Childrens Press
After years of harsh monsoon seasons, a forest on the river island of Majuli is in danger of being slowly washed away. Jadav, a boy living on the island, is determined to save the forest he loves.
This is the true story of how one young boy dedicated his life to creating and cultivating an expansive forest that continues to grow to this day. In a world impacted by climate change, Jadav Payeng’s inspirational story shows how one person’s contributions can make a difference in helping to save our environment.
Featuring a beautiful arlin paper cover with foil text enhancements and educational back matter including a glossary, fun facts, and resources for further reading, this book introduces a new understanding of our planet and encourages mindfulness and action when it comes to caring for the environment.
In partnership with Trees for the Future (TREES) whos’ mission is to end hunger and poverty by training farmers to regenerate their land. Trees for the Future is funded by incredible individuals, brand partners, foundations, and philanthropic partners dedicated to a more sustainable future for our planet and people. With every purchase of this book a donation is made to plant a tree!
Kay Widdowson is a freelance illustrator based in Chorlton, Manchester. She's made a living from art for the past 34 years. She studied at Chesterfield College of Art and Design where she discovered her love of illustration and design. She then worked as an animator in children’s television for five years before going freelance. Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator for children’s books. All her work is hand-drawn and painted in gouache, felt-tip pens, and colored pencils in a messy way and then adjusted in Photoshop. She enjoys being in her studio every day with her cat Blue, radio on, paintbrush in hand, coffee and biscuits at the ready, and painting all day.