The Lost Child of Chernobyl: A Graphic Novel (Hardcover)

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One April night, people living near Chernobyl see a bright light in the sky...Everyone is told to move out of the forbidden zone around the destroyed nuclear reactor, but two stubborn old ladies, Anna and Klara, refuse to leave. Nine years later, the forest wolves bring a ragged child to their door - a child who has been living with wolves in the forbidden zone. Who is the lost child of Chernobyl and will Anna and Klara be able to find the child's family after all this time? Inspired by the real events of the global environmental disaster at Chernobyl in 1986, this haunting and deeply relevant graphic novel is about the place of humans in the natural world, about healing, survival and the meaning of home. From the award-winning author of Peter in Peril, USBBY Outstanding International Book, and Me and Mrs. Moon.

About the Author

Helen Bate, the author/illustrator of The Lost Child of Chernobyl, has personal knowledge of the Chernobyl crisis. In 1986, she and her young family were living close to North Wales when the area was badly affected by the Chernobyl radioactive fallout and farmers were prevented from selling affected livestock for 25 years. Her brother in law worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, monitoring the global situation. From 2006 Helen became involved in the work of the Chernobyl Children’s Charities and has been following the events that took place after Chernobyl ever since. She is the author and illustrator of The Creature, Peter in Peril (a USBBY Honor Book) and Me and Mrs. Moon (chosen for Empathy Lab’s 2020 Read For Empathy listing). 

Praise For…

"A powerful and moving graphic novel that is perfect for young readers – moving and enlightening… I am in awe of the way Bate makes a difficult subject so accessible for young readers. . . . The book is deeply affecting but full of hope for the resilience of humans and the natural world." —Historian Next Door

"Poignant, loving, informative, and consoling alike for children in similar situations." - Kirkus Reviews on Me and Mrs Moon

Product Details
ISBN: 9781913074715
ISBN-10: 1913074714
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2021
Pages: 56
Language: English