Lufianblid: Global Dawning – The Countdown Begins is an absorbing and thought-provoking tale for children and young adults about the most important issue that civilisation has ever faced:
Lufianblid: Global Dawning – The Countdown Begins is a timely plunge into the quagmire of climate controversy. A blend of drama and humour, mystery and intrigue, it aims to entertain younger readers and foster their engagement in a phenomenon that is already bringing difficulty to millions.
In Lufianblid: Global Dawning – The Countdown Begins, we meet the hi-tech and totally adorable grolar bear, Maluk. This smart, little bear is stuffed – not with cotton wool, nor with salmon, but with electronics. Maluk is equipped with the very latest artificial intelligence!
On his travels to and fro between the animal world of Lufianblid and the human world of Felacynn, Maluk learns that both worlds are in crisis. They’re both suffering from global warming! But who, or what, is to blame? And can he and his companions do anything to stave off disaster?
Maluk sets out on a twin mission to save both worlds, but which is real, he may never know.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh”
“You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?””
“We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.”
All quotes: George B Shaw
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!