Univen’s Peter John Taylor publishes children’s book

Soutpansberg resident Peter John Taylor has established himself not only as a respected academic, but now also as a published author with the release of his children’s book entitled Elijah and the Messengers of Death.

Peter John Taylor’s newly released children’s book, Elijah and the Messengers of Death. Taylor is currently appointed at the South African Research Chair on biodiversity value and change at the University of Venda (Univen).

Taylor obtained his PhD degree in zoology from the University of Natal and is currently appointed at the South African Research Chair on biodiversity value and change at the University of Venda (Univen). He also co-founded and developed a public bat interest group based in Durban (Bats KZN) that predominately focuses on public education and the rehabilitation of bats. He has authored four scientific books and more than 160 scientific articles.

If Elijah and the Messengers of Death is a riveting story for youngsters, it is also of pedagogical value for parents or teachers. Through the experiences of the three memorably characterised youngsters emerge several life lessons, such as the importance of not judging too hastily and of perseverance to see efforts rewarded. The book is also an attractive and detailed approach to natural science. But above all, Elijah and the Messengers of Death conveys the magic of rural African living: sights, smells, sounds, village customs and natural space are vividly evoked in this tale about the necessity of conservation. We can hope that these young heroes, these Famous Four with their mongoose, will keep growing and captivating the world with their adventures in Southern Africa.

Elijah and the Messengers of Death can be ordered from info@dancingpencils.co.za.

Read full article: https://www.zoutnet.co.za/articles/news/51180/2019-10-18/univenas-peter-john-taylor-publishes-childrenas-book?fbclid=IwAR2YGLKxyHMtULBMJiXf1QfgE9Oq0j5CtgFJbZAU10Ko_hCCY0T1fMmx8ys

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