by Olivia Newton-John and Brian Seth Hurst, illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Olivia was co-author of "A Pig Tale" with Brian Seth Hurst. This children's story is published by Simon and Schuster Books (ISBN 0-671-78778-0) and was released in 1993. It's a lovely story about the importance of recycling and taking care of the planet. A portion of the proceeds were donated to support the work of the Design's Industries foundation for AIDS, and Collette Chuda Environmental Fund. It is one of Simon and Schuster's first books printed on recycled paper.
Front flyleaf text:
Ziggy's a piggy, and Iggy's his pop. And Iggy collects and saves just about everything:
From cans to flat tyres
to old paper bags,
to sofas and soupspoons,
to old clothes and rags.
Ziggy's a bit embarrassed when his schoolmates say he lives in a dump, but his father tells him the reason for all this saving will soon become clear. He's bulding something special, and everyone's invited to see it the very next morning.
Then what they all saw
made them cheer, dance and sing: "An amazing invention!"
"A most beautiful thing!"
Young readers are sure to get caught up in the excitement of this sprightly story with an environmental theme.
About the Authors:
Olivia Newton-John is one of the most honoured pop
singers of all time. Aside from her many Grammys, gold and
platinum records, and even the prestigious Order of The British
Empire awarded her by Queen Elizabeth, she also starred (with
John Travolta) in Grease,
the most successful movie musical and sound track in history. Back to Basics: The
Essential Collection 1971-1992 is her 18th and latest album.
Web author's note - no it isn't any more, see albums for listing
Her passionate involvement with environmental issues led to her appointment as Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Programme.
Brian Hurst, a well-known metaphysician, is also an accomplished singer-songwriter, mountain climber, and parachutist. For the last five years, he has worked on behalf of persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Sal Murdocca, has illustrated scores of childrens' books, and both written and illustrated many as well. When not jogging, cycling or listening to opera, he can probably be found painting or sketching.