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Trouble on the St. Johns River
     

Trouble on the St. Johns River

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by Jane R. Wood, Elizabeth A. Blacker (Illustrator)
 

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Little did brothers Joey and Bobby Johnson know that their attempt to go fishing to celebrate the first day of their summer vacation would lead to an environmental adventure they'd never forget. Finding their neighborhood pond covered with green muck and dead fish, the brothers set out to "do something" about it.

That leads to a close encounter with a manatee,

Overview

Little did brothers Joey and Bobby Johnson know that their attempt to go fishing to celebrate the first day of their summer vacation would lead to an environmental adventure they'd never forget. Finding their neighborhood pond covered with green muck and dead fish, the brothers set out to "do something" about it.

That leads to a close encounter with a manatee, a tour of a center that rehabilitates injured sea turtles, and the creation of "The Greenies." Join Joey, Bobby and their kid sister Katy who find out even kids can help protect our environment -- and have fun while doing it!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979230448
Publisher:
Florida Kids Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

What People are Saying About This

Patrick Rose
"Trouble on the St. Johns River by Jane R. Wood is an informative and fact-based book for young readers that will inspire them to get involved in protecting wildlife and their habitats. It's a motivational story about how individuals - including children - CAN and DO make a difference. This book is a must for every young adult's library."--(Patrick Rose, Aquatic Biologist, Executive Director, Save the Manatee Club)
Alicia B. Marin
"Jane Wood's book is an inspiration to the field of environmental education. Her book provides scientifically accurate information that is presented in a child-friendly manner. Since conservation is a long-term challenge, it is important to educate those who will be accountable for the resolution of these problems in their future -- our youth. I truly believe that her story will inspire children to become active in local conservation issues."--(Alicia B. Marin, Senior Educator, Georgia Sea Turtle Center)
Angie Golubovich
"Trouble on the St. Johns River is a tale of an inspirational series of adventures demonstrating how children can change the world for the better. The story is a good example of how a small group of kids can generate a wave of positive awareness regarding environmental issues."--(Angie Golubovich, Environmental Educator, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine, Research Reserve)
Danielle Dolan
"Trouble on the St Johns River is a truly inspiring tale of kids taking action against real, current environmental concerns. Jane Wood does a tremendous job of integrating fun, fictional characters, historical fact and local concerns with just the right amount of suspense and drama. I hope this third novel encourages our community, and especially our youth, to stand up for what is important to them. Kids really can make a difference."--(Danielle Dolan, Education & Outreach Coordinator, St Johns Riverkeeper, Inc)

Meet the Author

Jane R. Wood, a former middle school and high school English teacher, enjoys writing books for kids. Her first two books, Voices in St. Augustine, and Adventures on Amelia Island; A Pirate, A Princess, and Buried Treasure, infuse history into stories filled with mystery and adventure. Her third book, Trouble on the St. Johns River, has an environmental theme that will inspire young readers to become more aware of their own environment. Mrs. Wood and her husband, Terry, live in Jacksonville, Florida. You can visit her website at janewoodbooks.com.

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Trouble on the St. Johns River 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Trouble on the St. Johns River is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
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