Children’s Book “Living Green and the Smoke” by Indie Author Florian Bushy Secures Prestigious 2nd Place in the Green Books Category at the “Purple Dragonfly Awards”

“Living Green and the Smoke” is a heart-warming and timely fantasy picture book that revolves around themes of air pollution, global warming, and the power of teamwork. The book is part of the “Living Green” series, about environmental awareness in children while highlighting the significance of teamwork, respect, and friendship.

United Kingdom, 1st Aug 2023, King NewsWire Indie author Florian Bushy continues to make waves in the literary world with his children’s book “Living Green and the Smoke”. The book has once again gained recognition, earning 2nd Place in the Green-Environmental Books Category at the esteemed “Purple Dragonfly Awards” held in July 2023. This accomplishment follows the book’s earlier triumph as the recipient of the Silver Literary Titan Book Award in March 2023. Also, “Living Green and the Smoke” is a Page Tuner Awards Finalist, awaiting the winners announcement in November 2023.

The enchanting tale follows Mrs. Florence and Mr. Florian at the beginning of time, when Earth was pure, clean, and filled with plants that walked and talked like people. However, the story takes a turn when they encounter a dark, smoke-filled forest, compelling them to unite with trees, plants, and flowers to unravel the source of pollution and confront the looming impacts of climate change. Through their unity and cooperation, they emerge triumphant in saving the planet, conveying a powerful message of hope and unity to young readers.

Illustrated by Ritwij Sasmal and with illustrations concept by RCRD, “Living Green and the Smoke” presents a vivid and visually stunning world that immerses readers in a captivating experience. The book is available in English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, making it accessible to an even wider audience.

Expressing his gratitude, the award-winning author Florian Bushy stated, “I am truly honoured and humbled to receive this recognition for ‘Living Green and the Smoke’ at the prestigious Purple Dragonfly Awards. I hope that through the Living Green series, children will not only enjoy an engaging story but also learn valuable lessons about protecting our planet and working together for a sustainable future.”

The book is readily available for purchase on various platforms, such as Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and, catering to readers’ preferences with both print and ebook formats.

For more information about “Living Green and the Smoke” and the entire Living Green Series, please visit the official website “Education to Win”. Here, readers can delve deeper into the series’ themes, explore the author’s motivations, and gain insight into the creative process behind these exceptional nature books.

About the author

When the award-winning indie author Florian Bushy visited the “ECO-92 – Earth Summit” in June 1992, his environmentalist side flourished. Since then, he has written books, produced more than 100 educational short documentaries for schools, and sorted his recycling at home to make a difference in this world.


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