Digging for Gold was written by Karoline Hanks. It is a book in comic form and was illustrated by Nanda Soobben and Zayne Nakamura. It was published by Cambridge University Press in their Rainbow Reader series.
This book tells a story that was repeated many thousands of times in South Africa and other places where materials are mined from the Earth. The story of a man who leaves his family behind to go and earn a living in a very hard place. Mining will always be difficult, dangerous and very frightening. People only do it because they have to somehow find money for their families.