Chloe and Joey Meet a Very Wise Kiwi

    ~  by Menkit Prince


What is Chloe and Joey about?

“Through her passion and understanding of the dire situation facing our unique wildlife, Menkit has produced a meaningful and spiritual vision of our magnificent kangaroos, through the eyes of a child.”

~ Bob Irwin, Wildlife Conservationist (father of the late Steve Irwin)

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Chloe was worried. A mob of 26 kangaroos in her town, Mill Park, were about to be killed because their homes were needed by new developments. She and her classmates wrote letters to the government pleading for the kangaroos’ lives, but they were ignored.  She wrote “Dear Minister, I’m really angry and sad. It feels like I’m going to cry” and it was published in the Whittlesea Leader newspaper in Victoria.

After befriending Joey, whose mother was killed by the school bus, Chloe had a cunning plan to fly to New Zealand and find out how the kiwi (New Zealand’s national icon) managed to get support from the New Zealand people and government. In the South Island they met a kiwi and asked him all their questions. What the kiwi told them was a really important message to the Australian government and people. To help them make this message heard, the kiwi gave them a magic green stone. Immediately Joey was able to speak English Everyone was amazed – whoever heard of a talking kangaroo? At last, kangaroos had a way of conveying their terrible plight as the world’s most massacred land-based wildlife.

What would they do next? Would they be able to persuade the government in Australia to save this mob in time?

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