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Green Book

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by Jill Paton Walsh, Lloyd Bloom (Illustrator)
 

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"We are at Shine, on the first day, " says Pattie, when, as the youngest member of the group, she is given the honor of naming the new settlement. Refugees from the dying planet Earth, they, along with other ships, have been sent into space in the hope that some of them will survive to continue the human race. But the success of Shine remains doubtful as crops fail

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"We are at Shine, on the first day, " says Pattie, when, as the youngest member of the group, she is given the honor of naming the new settlement. Refugees from the dying planet Earth, they, along with other ships, have been sent into space in the hope that some of them will survive to continue the human race. But the success of Shine remains doubtful as crops fail and provisions brought from Earth dwindle. Even the excitement surrounding the hatching of the giant moth people from the "boulders" in Boulder Valley doesn't make the group forget the hopelessness of the situation. It isn't until Pattie and her sister Sarah make an important discovery that survival becomes a certainty.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Green Book is a clever and beautifully shaped little combination of future fiction and metafiction. . .It is the record of the exodus of a group of Britons from a dying Earth to a new planet. . .The naïve courage of the children. . .saves the colony." —Starred, School Library Journal

“An enthralling story, flawlessly told.”—The New Yorker

 

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374428020
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.23(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jill Paton Walsh is the author of books for adults, young adults and children. Her novel Knowledge of Angels was short-listed for the Booker Prize. Her crime novels and mystery novels include The Attenbury Emeralds, A Presumption of Death, The Wyndham Case and A Piece of Justice, which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. With Dorothy L. Sayers, she was co-author of Thrones, Dominations. Her novels for children and young adults include A Parcel of Patterns. She lives in Cambridge, England.

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Green Book 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 3nd grade & loved it , my fav part was w- hen the kids found the trees!!! But it is sad some times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read it for school and its one of the many books they make us read that i enjoy. Some not so much, (OLIVER TWIST I HATE YOU) but yah its a really good book and i definitly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good short story about a group of people who learn to work together at trying to live on a whole new planet. Kinda creepy, but I guess Jill Walsh meant it to be that way. Makes you almost wonder what you would do if you had to move to a whole new planet, and what you would take with you (Each person could bring one book, a change of clothes, two personal items, a cooking pan, a picture, small musical instrument, a pair of boots and tools). A neat, although sad in a way, story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book you might like
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My students of 3rd grade read this with a little bit of confusion so I did journal respons equestions to help them understand the hard details.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I readthisbookin3erdgrade,andIstill<3it!!!! P.S I don't think U should read this if you don't like advenchere.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice futireistic book with lots of detal and a twist at the end!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was in elementary school. I have now graduated from college and I still think of this book. It is an easy read just to relax with. I can't wait until my little girl is old enough to read and hopefully enjoy this book as much as I do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Green Book' is a wonderful book. What a way to live!! It is such a page turner!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books. I first read it in third grade. I liked it so much, it was the first book I ever read twice! It is all about a little girl whose family has left their dying planet to make a new start in a strange new planet. I thought it was very interesting and it encouraged my imagination.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this in 4th grade and read it for a project in 6th. It has a great plot. It is short and if u like u might finish it in one day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hated this book!! I had to read it for school. I got an F on a test about it because i didn't even want to finish the book!!! That dropped my grade on my report card from a D+ to a E-!!! I got yelled at tha day! Hahaha! I hope i made my point clear. I suggest that YOU DON'T READ THIS BOOK!! thank you and have a wonderful day
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We read this book in school a few weeks ago, and it was really good. Every one in my class liked it(even the boys and a girl that read this book before. She didn't mind reading it again.) I recomend this book to anybody who wants a good book to read. It has some science fiction and some realty things. When you read this book,you will have a mixture of emotions: happy (at the end and towards the middle) and sad (at the beggining, in the middle,and in between.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thoughtful approach to learning to be green. A basic a day, makes for a very good start.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was reading the reviews and had to also write one as well. I have since graduated from college, but have a sister who teaches 5th grade. We were at Barnes and Noble looking through books for her classroom for reading. I always think of this book when my sister mentions her classroom's readings. It is so great for the imagination and such a page turner that I still rave about it today! Excellent fiction book-and it is fairly short so you can finish it quickly since it is hard to put down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the green book is a really fasinateing book...it has a great decription of the scenes ...also the ending is really supriseing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for the first time in third grade. I didn't really like it a ::lot:: then, because I didn't get some of the things, but I re-read it in fourth grade and I loved it! It's kind of slow introducing but after the first seven pages it's really good. I personally think almost anyone would like this, but I recommend it to anyone who likes fiction, or anyone who likes anything to do with outer space.