The Field of Hum

 

“Profound and beautiful…” – Robyn Nevin AM

Everyone at school thinks Ruby is a nerd. While other teenagers are texting each other, Ruby has her nose in a stuffy, old poetry book. Go figure!

But when Ruby starts to have conversations with her cat, people begin to worry. Their worry changes to wonder when Ruby, through some mysterious magic, says she can save her family’s farm from being ruined by the mining company. Nerdy has turned into awesome! But then to everyone’s amazement, Ruby announces on TV that she is now going to save the whole Shire from ruin! Her cat has told her what she must do. Now she is totally cool. Even the school bully wants to be like her. And the adults notice something very different about her.

What secret does she know? And what’s it got to do with her cat? And what did she find in the old poetry book? And why are her farm animals behaving so strangely?

Themes:

  • Being different
  • Living with bullying and anxiety
  • Nature and the environment
  • Meditation and visualisation
  • Connecting with your inner life and the power that brings
  • Australian curriculum appropriate – middle to secondary English
  • Teachers’ notes available
  • Publication date: May 2018