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Before the mountain had a name | Written and illustrated by Fiona Levings | HB

Before the mountain had a name | Written and illustrated by Fiona Levings | HB

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Mountains are memories… 

The stories of mountains may be set in stone but they reveal change we can scarcely imagine. Extinctions, volcanos, dinosaurs – we all know they existed but how are ancient worlds and their inhabitants connected to us today? 

Take a journey through deep time, to a place long ago where the bones of kunanyi/Wellington were formed from the remains of a frozen sea.  Not everything that is ancient is lost.

Fiona Levings (Now and Then, Forty South Publishing, 2018) has created an extraordinary resource for children, parents and teachers – the 300 million-year-old story in the geology of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. On one level it can be read as a simple story. On another level the richly detailed illustrations, timelines of geological periods and the evolution of plants and animals provide a deeper understanding of our continent as it separated from Gondwana to become the land we know today. 


"...a story that is clearly crafted from a deep love of country. Readers of all ages will come away with a deepened sense of the continent as it separated from Gondwanaland, and enjoy the many activities to help understand the illustrations, especially information about the animals and plants from each period and the fossil formations." ~ Shelley Stephens, The Children's Book Council of Australia, Reading Time,  (July 2024)

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