The latest offering from local children's writer and illustrator Janet Bradbury, tells the story of what Lucy hears when she listens to the river.

Right now our rivers are in big trouble. Beautifully and subtly illustrated, Lucy’s story gives us hope that by working together, and listening to nature’s voice we can overcome threats to our environment and restore health and abundance for us all” ~ Kevin Hague, CEO, Kaiwhakahaere Matua, Forest & Bird NZ.

Lucy often visits the river near where she lives. Sometimes she swims in it and other times she sits and listens to the river singing its many songs. But one song is Lucy’s favourite. “Lucy, the girl who Listens” (with English and Maori text) tells the story of what Lucy hears when she listens to the river.

Learning activities are included at the end of the book.

“Lucy, the girl who Listens” is available for sale online.


Also by Janet Bradbury (Downloadable free from Heritage Food Crops Research Trust)

Jessica and the Golden Orb

Jessica wants a pet, but has to settle for a heritage golden tomato plant. Includes factual information about tomatoes and gardening, including planting instructions for your own heritage tomatoes.

Jessica, the Seed Saver

Jessica must learn to save and grow the seeds of her favourite heritage tomato. Includes recipes and planting instructions.