Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on a farm, miles away from any town with only your family for company? For some people this may be your worst nightmare, but for Ben and Mark Smith this is a life they love. Ben and Mark: Boys of the High Country is a great new book from Random House New Zealand, written by Christine Fernyhough and John Bougen that gives an interesting insight into life at Mount White Station in the Canterbury High Country which is managed by Ben and Mark’s parents, Richard and Sheri. The book illustrates what life is like for the boys who have grown up helping out on the farm. It is filled with information on farming life, such as the animals they look after, their daily routines and what they do for fun.
The easy to read text and stunning photos make this a great book for children and adults, and would be a wonderful educational resource for teachers.