Barrington Stoke is marking the publication of Gill Lewis’s new book Run Wild by partnering with Rewilding Britain.
June is Rewilding Britain’s #30DaysWild nature challenge and Barrington Stoke and Rewilding Britain will work together to create a set of discussion guide resources around the book and the idea of conservation and rewilding. They will then run school events in the autumn term.
In the book, two children called Izzy and Asha find a derelict building site which houses an injured wolf. The story is out next month and “reminds us of the sense of freedom and joy that children can find in nature even in the urban sprawl of our modern cities”, according to editorial Ailsa Bathgate.
Rebecca Wrigley, chief executive of Rewilding Britain, said: “Rewilding is about finding spaces where we allow nature to run free – to flourish unconstrained. We as humans also need that space – and children especially so. Run Wild is a poignant and inspiring account of children reconnecting with the wonders of the living world and, in doing so, with their own freedom to be wild.”