Travelling the world to learn about climate change is dangerous work: Captain Polo dodges bullets in East Africa, gets chased by furious, knife-wielding market sellers in the streets of Cairo, narrowly escapes getting arrested by Italian coastguards in the Mediterranean Sea, and gets captured in London Zoo!
Today's climate crisis may be the most serious environmental issue in human history.
Understanding the causes and effects of climate change can be complicated and confusing. This funny adventure comic packed with action and interesting climate change facts teaches what we can all do to fight global warming.
If you are a kid aged 9or above, you will LOVE Polo and his funny adventures in India, Africa and Europe! If you are a teacher, this educational graphic novel for kids will help make your lessons about global warming, environment and sustainability fun and engaging. If you are a parent or grand parent, you will find answers to your inquisitive children's questions about climate change, geography, migration, foreign cultures and green living!
In this book, Book 3 of the ebook edition series, you can follow Polo's journey out of India, across Africa and into Europe.
In between Polo's funny adventures you will discover:
How climate change is affecting tribal societies and wildlife in Africa.
What global warming means for the survival of the ancient Nile river system.
How climate change is linked to human migration from war-torn countries.
How Polo meets an ex-president of the United States and other climate champions.
Practical, everyday tips on what we can all do to help fight global warming.
Follow Polo's epic journey all the way to the end!
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 from my educational comic, The Adventures of Polo the Bear: a Story of Climate Change, is about surprises.
I am always careful to shake things up in my comics: it can't be all about education all the time: there has to be some fun too, it has to be a roller coaster ride.
My favorite way of shaking up the educational facts and serious stuff is to draw a crazy slapstick scene. Like on this page, where a thief steals Polo's cap (for no particular reason) in the Cairo souk. This is exciting, fun and exotic. It is also surprising, especially for Polo: who would dare to try to steal his beloved cap?!
Mixing education with entertainment is a very fine line, and I don't always get the right mix. Working on it...
By the way, all those Arabic words are real... can you figure out what they say?
The Adventures of Captain Polo: Polo in East Africa