The generosity of people running these crowdfunders, donating to these crowdfunders, is overwhelming and both Robert and myself are so grateful. Also the generosity of our publishers in providing the book at such a great discount. I love the connections the book has made between people, those who give, those who organise, those who deliver. And I just adore seeing the wild, creative beauty that is sweeping through classrooms because of this. Thank you everyone. From both of us. You give us hope. I will put this wild beauty on the ceiling of my studio to remind me of the network of wild giving that has grown.
This gift is to honor my 19th century ancestors from Lincolnshire: Sarah Redfern Towers Humphrey (Grantham), Thomas Humphrey (Lincoln), Mary Ann Chambers Towers (Little Gonerby), William Towers (Easton). The descendants in America remember whence we came; we’ll be in Lincolnshire soon, in fact, to honor family and place. By this gift, we also recognize the power of language to enrich and sustain us.
Respect for the environment should start with those that will become the future custodians. This is a good way to raise their awareness of nature and its benefits.
Lincolnshire is sometimes a bit of a Lost Place; no one seems to know where it is! But it is a wonderful land of huge skies and fabulous landscapes and a home to wildlife of all shapes and sizes, including small children who deserve to handle and delight in this book.
Lincolnshire is rich in wildlife and having been taught at Winthorpe Primary School in Skegness where nature played a big part in our learning; either through trips to the beach, or learning to growing plants outside or overnight stays in the Wolds. I feel it is critical for every day words relating to the outside world to be known by the next generation and that this tradition of learning continues in my home county. This book will be a beautiful tool for that.
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