In this enchanting fable of a forest and the myriad creatures that call it home, 8-year-old artist Gelyn Ong paints a lyrical portrait of nature in harmony. But when a lumberjack arrives on the scene, the animals find themselves in danger of losing their home. Through a series of intricate and beautifully painted scenes, the animals come face to face with the lumberjack – will the trees that give them food and shelter be chopped down?
This is the remarkable debut of a young artist to watch out for. With a maturity and vision beyond her years, Gelyn Ong captures the forest in moving detail, offering a persuasive case for conserving the earth’s shared resources.
About the Author
Gelyn Ong is a talented young artist whose artworks have raised more than $450,000 at two charity auctions and have been used on calendars and EZ-Link cards for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Gelyn’s whimsical, boldly patterned artwork began as crayon scribbles on paper at the age of 4. Since then, she graduated to acrylics on canvas, and now uses her art to convey her message of earth conservation. In 2012 she became a spokesperson for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
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