David’s ‘Aussie Street’ story is a permaculture soap opera from the 1950s – 2020s. It evolved from his earlier presentations (2005-2017) to the in-depth RetroSuburbia: the Downshifter’s Guide to a Resilient Future (2018). This was the inspiration for the collaboration – with editor Beck Lowe and illustrator Brenna Quinlan – a story for children.
Beck has interpreted David’s adult story through the eyes of the kids living in Aussie Street. In the process she captures the straightforward style of childhood diaries: telling the ups and downs of daily life. Brenna faithfully represents the feel of each decade to help today’s kids imagine the childhood of their parents and grandparents. Readers grapple with the creative and exciting options for an abundant future where they live.
Published: November 2020
48 pages, full colour illustrations by Brenna Quinlan throughout, 210mm x 297mm.
Printed in Australia