Captain Polo is devastated. His precious boat is in pieces, lying at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, and he is locked in the hold of a fishing vessel, destined to be sold to a zoo in China... How will he get out of this?!
In this sequel to Part 1 of the ebook version of this educational graphic novel for kids, Captain Polo continues his epic journey around the world. He faces countless dangers and obstacles on a path that will take him across China, up the mighty Himalaya mountains into the forbidden monasteries of Tibet, through the swampy delta of Bangladesh, and into India. On his voyage Polo meets many colourful, informative, heroic, kind, mischievous and also dangerous characters, ranging from an enlightened Chinese farmer to a jealous Fakir, a disgruntled Bengal Tiger to the Dalai Lama himself. On his way Polo also meets and learns from a character drawn from legend...
Every step of the way Polo hones his understanding of the causes and effects of climate change, the true meaning of global warming and how it is affecting all living creatures and human societies. Polo also witnesses the heroic efforts of individuals, human groups and governments who are learning to adapt to a changing world, reduce their carbon footprints by innovating in the use of cutting edge technology and becoming leaders in the adoption of clean energy.
Book 2 of this comic series makes a broad but accurate summary of scientific information documenting real actions and government policies from some of the world's largest players in the global fight against the climate disaster. Presented through the eyes and travels of Captain Polo, this funny adventure comic will immerse readers aged 9 and above in interesting climate change facts, in a manner that is engaging, fun and easy to understand.
After having developed his conservation career in such exciting places as Bolivia, Mexico, Ecuador (including the Galápagos islands) and Colombia Alan decided in August 2018 to quit his job and launch himself 100% towards his first true vocation: having by now published three full-length comic books respectively about natural history, evolution and climate change Alan's dream is to become a best-selling author of comics that combine fiction, non-fiction, humour, satire and adventure in order to educate, entertain, and inspire personal engagement towards bettering our world.
This week's author insight book bubble from 'The Adventures of Polo the Bear' is an example of how much technical information can be squeezed into one page of a comic strip, and the challenges that poses. Constrained by the bubbles, I had to be ruthlessly selective with the information I chose to portray.
India is a land of contrast in many ways; I know, I was born on the India -Pakistan border and I have lived in India for 3 years and returned twice since. India's dual personality is also reflected in its position with climate change: one of the top emitters of greenhouse gases, it is also on the cutting edge of green energy.
Gandhi-style, Polo explores all this and much more atop the roof of a speeding train.