Justine McKeen, Pooper Scooper

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Meet Justine McKeen, the Queen of Green. She talks a little too much, bosses a little too much, and tells the truth, just not all at once. She's trying to save the planet, one person at a time, and when she decides to get something done, it's a lot of fun. In Justine McKeen, Pooper Scooper, the third book in the Justine McKeen series, Justine gets her friends to help her clean up the dog poop in the park across from the school board's offices in an effort to get the attention of the superintendent of schools. She...

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Overview

Meet Justine McKeen, the Queen of Green. She talks a little too much, bosses a little too much, and tells the truth, just not all at once. She's trying to save the planet, one person at a time, and when she decides to get something done, it's a lot of fun. In Justine McKeen, Pooper Scooper, the third book in the Justine McKeen series, Justine gets her friends to help her clean up the dog poop in the park across from the school board's offices in an effort to get the attention of the superintendent of schools. She hopes the efforts of her crew of cheerful pooper scoopers will help get the superintendent to see that bringing their school librarian back to work is the right thing to do.

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"Brouwer manages to create a believable and likable crusader in Justine. His writing is fun and informative without ever feeling didactic."
CM Magazine
"An inspiring story about protest...[and] written at an appropriate level so that young children will understand that, through identifying a problem and acting peacefully through protest and pro-active action, change is possible."
School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—Young environmental activist Justine McKeen tackles the dog-poop problem in her town's park. The secondary plotline is that the school librarian's hours have been cut since each student has a school-issued ebook reader. Justine's grand plan is to clean up the after the dogs in an effort to convince the superintendent to reinstate the librarian's hours. He listens to the students' concerns and agrees to ask the school board to change their decision at the next meeting. More information and resources regarding the issues addressed in the book follow the story. While Brouwer tackles some significant concerns affecting our environment, there is simply no way to do them justice in such a short tale. In addition, the number of new ideas and characters makes the plot tricky to follow for newly independent readers. Purchase if other Justine McKeen books are popular.—Amy Commers, South St. Paul Public Library, MN
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554699315
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Series: Justine McKeen Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,442,799
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

With close to three million books in print, Sigmund Brouwer writes for both children and adults. In the last ten years, he has given writing workshops to students in schools from the Arctic Circle to inner city Los Angeles. One of his latest novels, The Last Disciple, earned Sigmund an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America. Sigmund and his family live half the year in Nashville, Tennessee, and half the year in Red Deer, Alberta.

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Reach For Your Dreams

It doesn't matter where you come from, it's where you decide to go in life that is important. Sigmund Brouwer encourages students to reach for their dreams, giving them fun and practical advice for the reading and writing skills that are the foundation of future success.

The Presentation:

Sigmund's presentations are an hour of high-level energy. He especially reaches out to reluctant readers and gears the talk to engage their attention. Audience size varies; often his presentations take place in the gym for the entire school, including kindergarten. (After the first half hour, the K-2 grades are dismissed, and the remainder of the presentation is focused on the older students.) There are no restrictions on audience size except for the space limitations of the gym. Smaller schools are welcome to invite another school to share in the cost of the presentation.

Booking:

For presentations that involve travel, Sigmund appreciates it if two or three schools in the area make bookings on the same day. For more information on booking, fees and expenses, please email Sigmund: rockandrollliteracy@me.com

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