Fruits of the Ollykin Tree Educational Summary


As well as pointing out the importance of charitable giving and the great emotional benefits we can get, from doing so  and by looking after others, this story aims to show young readers how important it is to grow and to nurture living things.  With so many young people now living and growing up in towns and cities, few of them get to see how their food is produced.

This book is also designed to make young people aware of the suffering of others in far away countries where climate change and seasonal abnormalities damage and destroy crop yields.  It seeks to show how those reliant upon such crops can find themselves on the verge of starvation.  The story also, highlights the importance of overseas assistance in some cases; not just on a short-term aid basis, but in helping those affected by climate based food shortages, to adjust and to produce hardier crops.

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