Drops of Life by Esko-Pekka Tiitinen

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An adaptation of Esko-Pekka Tiitinen’s internationally known children’s play, the story of endangered species from all over the world coming together to save the planet instills in children the importance of being environmentally conscious. An elderly owl and a whale help a dove make the long journey home to Africa, but once they arrive, they find that a desert has taken over the once-lush forest. With the cooperation of other animals, a human, the sun, the water, and a favorable wind, they can sow the seeds of life again. This beautifully illustrated fable deals with many themes, including solidarity, respect for nature, overcoming obstacles by helping one another, and the benefits of teamwork.
 

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Esko-Pekka Tiitinen is an award-winning Finnish author and artist. He has written more than 20 books in addition to opera librettos, television scripts, and plays for theater and radio. His children's play "Drops of Life" has been performed in more than 8
 
Published January 1, 2014 by Cuento de Luz. 24 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The cause of the predicament is never explained, although there are asides about “saying something to humans.” The repeated refrain, “the strong give the weak the power to do more / when the wind is behind them,” only makes sense in context, diminishing its potential power.

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