David’s ‘Aussie Street’ story is a permaculture soap opera from 1950s to the 2020s. It evolved from his earlier presentations (2005-2017) to the in-depth RetroSuburbia: the Downshifter’s Guide to a Resilient Future (2018). RetroSuburbia was the inspiration for the collaboration with editor Beck Lowe and illustrator Brenna Quinlan into literature 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 represents the feel of each decade to help today’s kids imagine the childhood of their parents and grandparents.
Published: November 2020
48 pages, full color illustrations throughout.
Size: 8.5 x 11in (A4)