Good Reading : October 2016
GOODREADINGMAGAZINE.COM.AU GOOD READING OCTOBER 2016 62 In this international sensation – which has sold more than 450 000 copies in Germany alone – forester and author Peter Wohlleben draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to reveal the ways in which trees are like human families and communities: tree parents live together with their offspring, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben descr ibes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in his forestry work; he says that a happy forest is a healthy forest, and we need to recognise and nurture these relationships to support sustainable development. With their newfound understanding of the fascinatingly complex life of trees, readers will never be able to experience a walk in the woods in quite the same way again. To enter, tell us how many copies of the book have sold in Germany. Write your answer on the back of an envelope and mail to The Hidden Life of Trees Competition, Good Reading, 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041 or enter on our website. Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced, at the age of 12, to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju created a gang and survived by thieving, fighting, begging and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju, a formerly pampered son of the elite, richly re-creates his harrowing story, showing what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment and even execution. This riveting memoir gives young readers an insight into a profoundly repressed culture in which the freedoms they take for granted do not exist. See our review of the book on page 50 of this issue. To enter, tell us how old Sungju is when he is forced to live on the streets. Write your answer on the back of an envelope and mail to Every Falling Star Competition, Good Reading, 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041 or enter on our website. I450 000 copies in Germany alone – forester and author Peter Wohlleben draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to reveal the ways in which trees are like human families and communities: tree parents live together with their offspring, communicate with them, support them as they grow, Win one of five copies of Every Falling Star: The true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea by Sungju Lee valued at $15.99 each. Win one of five copies of The Hidden Life of Trees: What they feel, how they communicate by Peter Wohlleben valued at $29.99 each. Win a book about the extraordinary things that trees can do or a memoir about life in North Korea. Competitions Terms and conditions 1. Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand from 1 to 31 October 2016. 2. Employees and the immediate families of the promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible. 3 . The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 4. The first correct entries drawn on 1 November 2016 from each competition will win a copy of the book. 5 . The promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. 6. The winners of the prizes will be published on the Good Reading Magazine website in November 2016. Visit our Facebook page for more great competitions!