The polluted, overcrowded earth, one and a half centuries from now, is
dying. Benny de Vos discovers as a twelve-year-old that he was born in this
future time and has been sent back by his scientist father in a time bubble,
to undertake a critical Mission to Save Planet Earth.
Benny’s father has given him a unique thought-waving power as well
as a list of evils that he must eradicate in order to ensure the future of the
planet. The evils on the list all concern man’s destruction of nature.
But Benny is still in junior school and the Mission seems to be a daunting
task. Using his thought power in the present-day environment, where he
lives as a foster child in the Cederberg mountains north of Cape Town, he
secretly strives to fight these evils. He is helped by his foster cousin, Emma,
and his friend, Donovan, who is struggling to come to terms with the
deaths of his father and sister, killed in a taxi war on the Cape flats.
However, in every step of his Mission, Benny unintentionally wreaks
local havoc. In the end he hasn’t saved the planet but has managed to save
other things which are of importance in his own small world.
The climax is where he discovers the legendary San painting, the
Dancers, lost for many centuries. The simple values of the San people
of Africa, who lived in complete harmony with nature, are what Benny
ultimately acknowledges, and makes his own.
Author: Jill Morsbach
Secret Mission in the Cederberg Paperback
- Brand: JillMorsbach
- Product Code: SMC001
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