Children are often attuned to many aspects of the world to which adults are no longer receptive. Our current youth are growing up in a world of ecological crisis, and as they grow older they will have the power to make the changes necessary to keep the Earth habitable for us and all other organisms. This book is dedicated to those children, to inspire their love of the Earth and their ability to work on her behalf.
This picture book tells the story of one little girl named Autumn who has the ability to listen to the Earth itself. She loves the sounds of the land, the water and the wind, the songs of the woodland birds, the whispers of the trees. One night, in a dream, she is taken on a journey by a magnificent woman who brings her to speak with a whale, an eagle, a polar bear, and the rainforest. Each animal she meets tells her his or her tale, and how they are being affected by changes in their ecosystems. They each ask that Autumn share their stories with others. Upon her return Autumn discovers why she was chosen for this task and the identity of the woman guiding her.