Illustrations by Helena Copsey
Illustrated junior fiction for children age 7 and up.
“This charming story will delight young readers, igniting their imaginations while it gently explores the need to protect Aotearoa’s beautiful landscapes and unique creatures.” – Mandy Hager, award-winning author of Singing Home the Whale
Includes black and white illustrations throughout.
A donation will be made to Kakapo Recovery for every copy sold.
Sarah Forster, The Sapling ~ “Overall, I’d recommend this book for kids who enjoy fantasy, and young conservationists. It would be good as a mixed-age read-aloud, and a good addition to a junior school library for young readers.”
Read Sarah’s full review on The Sapling.
Desna, Booktrailers4kidsandYA ~ “This book is sweet and gentle, and has that lovely feel-good feeling. Yes, there is danger, and adventure but it is charming and hopeful. The landscape and the native birds are a real focus and you can’t help but be impressed by our beautiful country, especially the Fiords down South.”
Read Desna’s full review.
Adele, WhatBookNext ~ “When Bo Bimble went Elsewhere has an environmental thread running through it, beginning with Bo Bimble herself. She’s an undiscovered species and Bernie wants her to remain that way. All are aware how people spoil things, even if well intentioned. Really enjoyable story for not just Kiwi kids. Bo and Bernie’s adventure will touch the hearts of any young environmentalist or animal/bird lover, worldwide.”
Read Adele’s full review.
Meet Kiwi author Sue Copsey
Sue Copsey is an award-winning writer of ghost and magical adventure stories for children. She was a senior editor at Dorling Kindersley in London before moving to New Zealand, where she now works as a freelance writer and editor.
Her books The Ghosts of Tarawera and Our Children Aotearoa received Notable Book Awards from the Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand, and Children Just Like Me won the UK Times Educational Supplement award for best children’s non-fiction.
Sue also writes adult fiction under the pseudonym Olivia Hayfield. Her novels are published internationally by Hachette and Penguin Random House. She has two children and lives in Auckland.
Find out more about Sue on her author page.