British International School, Phuket (BISP) is proud of Year 8 student Abbey, and her brother Aiden (Year 7), who have just written a new children’s book, ‘For Pete’s Sake: a story of an orphan orangutan’, which tells the story of Pete, a baby orangutan orphaned in the process of the conversion of his forest to palm oil: www.for-petes-sake-book.org

The book and an interview with the authors are featured in the latest edition of ‘Global Citizen’:


What inspired you to write this book? 

“What really inspired us to write this book was the fact that our dad has been working on this project to save the orangutans for a very long time, and when we were young, we always thought that it wasn’t much of a problem, but now we realize how devastating the situation with palm oil and deforestation around the world really is. The reason we wrote this book was to show people what is happening to our planet and how we’re responsible.”

What are you hoping to achieve by sharing this story?

“By sharing this story we wish to show all people, of all ages, how important our beautiful world really is, and to take action instead of just ignoring it. We also hope to achieve some balance between palm companies and forest conservation.”

Click here to read the full interview


The book can be purchased directly on the website for shipping within the USA, with a portion of the proceeds going to a fund to return “Pete” to the wild. Or, it is also available on Amazon for international shipments.

For more information, please contact Todd Lemons: [email protected]