Lufianblid: Global Dawning is Howard Rydor’s first novel. Written for children and young adults, it focuses on the most important issue that civilisation has ever faced:
Due for completion in October 2017, Lufianblid: Global Dawning brings climate change to life by juxtaposing the consequences for the human world of Felacynn and the toy world of Lufianblid. It’s an exciting and amusing journey that mixes realistic events with thought-provoking solutions.
This epic tale is a timely plunge into the quagmire that humans have made of their climate, but is ultimately an upbeat and optimistic story that will foster the engagement of younger readers in a phenomenon that is already bringing difficulty to millions.
In Lufianblid: Global Dawning, you’ll meet the hi-tech, smart, and totally adorable grolar bear, Maluk .
When in Lufianblid, Maluk and his friends experience a life full of challenges – sometimes amusing, sometimes dangerous. But when climate change comes to their world, they are forced to team up to find a common solution.
When in Felacynn, the little bear lives with his human dad, Tolan, who’s awestruck when he discovers Maluk’s hi-tech abilities. The two companions learn to work together and Maluk finds out that climate change is also threatening Felacynn.
Solutions are considered, but their plans run aground in stormy weather… and not everything is what it seems. Life in Felacynn is rocked by mystery at Tolan’s workplace, and Lufianblid suffers tragedy and loss.
Maluk sets out on a twin mission to save both worlds! But which world is real, he may never know.
Psst.. I’m Maluk, the little bear in the big picture up there. I live in Lufianblid (with a silent ‘d’, if you don’t mind). Oh yes, it’s a real place – at least it is for me. For you humans, Lufianblid is somewhere between your memory and your imagination.
Most young humans grow up with Lufians, you know. We’re not all teddy bears, of course; there are soft-toy puppies, lions, elephants and even echidnas! It’s great fun visiting the human world of Felacynn. You carry us around, talk to us, cuddle up to us in bed, even try to feed us your human food! Yuk!! But what you don’t seem to know is that we can hear you and see you.
And that brings me on to the main thing about this story. You really need to read it, you see, ‘cos it carries a very important message. Yes, yes, yes, it’s also the funniest story that’s ever been written about Lufianblid, but that’s not it.
The point is, there are humans in Felacynn who are really damaging the enviramunt… the enviromnent… the environment… and what they’re doing is changing the climate and making the planet too hot. And then there are humans who don’t care and just want to make lots of money. And then… Uffa, I’m getting carried away. I suggest you just have a read. It’s a lot of fun!