Compassionate and young, Rory finds himself in a world hard hit by the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic. With the instated global lockdown, Rory has time to reflect and is presented with a cry from Nature: An Eagle Owl in distress who is affected by human activity in general. 17 year old author Ismail Gani, cleverly consoles the reader that the virus may just be a cry out to humankind to re-evaluate their lives and change their ways. Is global warming and pollution responsible for the bird’s fate? Can the world heal with humankind locked up in their homes? Will Rory find a solution to his mother’s change in income and the economic impact on his family? Will human beings in general overcome their fears of losing profits if changing their ways is the only solution. Will we all learn to fly again?
A heartwarming, hopeful and contemporary story relevant to today’s times. A book that will inspire young and old to think, be aware and be responsible. It is time to accept change, heal the world and make it a better place. The change will be to responsibly continue living with the simple bare necessities of life. This temporary lockdown has shown us that it is possible! Mother Nature’s recipes of recovery will follow naturally and the sun will come out tomorrow.
Khadija Ismail, Crescent Montessori School, Polokwane, South Africa