Key Selling Points
Badir and his brother, Anis are out for a walk one evening while they wait for their iftar meal. In the park, Badir sees a very very large rat. He soon learns it’s a beaver, an animal that doesn’t live in Tunisia, where Badir and his family have immigrated from. When a petition is started to remove the beaver, he rallies his classmates to save it.
Badir does research at school to see how park can be protected, because he knows how hard it is to leave your home.
The story is set during Ramadan and features a young Muslim protagonist who is a recent immigrant to Canada
Orca Echoes are at-level early chapters books for ages 7 to 9 with b/w illustrations
Inspired by a real-life event at Hinge Park in Vancouver’s Olympic Village
Marketing and Promotional Plans
Print and online advertising campaigns
Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade
Digital and print ARCs available
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★ "With her gentle tale, Stewart does an excellent job at promoting cultural understanding…A beautifully written page-turner about belonging." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The story empowers children to make a difference in their communities and promotes females in science…A versatile book that is enjoyable and can be used for multiple educational purposes." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Badir's boisterous personality and good nature make him a fun character to follow, and his family's observance of Ramadan adds an extra layer of interest to the story. This upbeat early chapter book is engagingly illustrated, filled with beaver facts, and delivers a positive message about protecting the environment." - Booklist
“This was a wonderful early chapter book and the characters solved a realistic problem in a natural way.”- Youth Services Book Review
“Teachers can use this book to introduce Canada’s national symbol, the beaver and to discuss multiculturalism and the environment.” - Resource Links
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