Age range 9 to 12 When a tree cries out in pain, some unexpected heroes come to the rescue.
Nema and her gang of young nematodes (tiny worms) embark on a dangerous journey underground. The Xenos, a group of wise but deadly bacteria, hitch a ride. The story of how they help the tree is full of action, life-or-death challenges and microscopic warfare. It is a story of co-operation and ancient partnership, about events happening all over the Earth, in the hidden worlds beneath our feet.
Ailsa Wild, Aviva Reed, Gregory Crocetti, Patricia Stock Illustrated by:
Briony Barr Imprint: CSIRO Publishing Country of Publication: Australia Dimensions:
Weight: 436g ISBN: 9781486312160 ISBN 10: 1486312160 Pages: 48 Publication Date: 01 August 2019 Audience:
English as a second language
Format: Hardback Publisher's Status: Active
Reviews for Nema and the Xenos: A Story of Soil Cycles
Aviva Reed's wonderfully liquid illustrations infuse the microbial world with life, colour and a sense of movement; they clearly communicate the complexities of an interconnected and interdependent ecosystem. - Children's Book Council of Australia