The Global Warming Express

The Global Warming Express


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938288937
Publisher: Terra Nova Books
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 831,464
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 1 - 16 Years

About the Author

Author Marina Weber is in the ninth grade at Desert Academy. She has been a passionate activist since she was six. Marina believes in righting wrongs and in helping others to be heard, seen, and assisted. She is also fearless and single-minded when it comes to completing her quest. On the journey of the Global Warming Express, Marina learns a big lesson about the limited power of grownups and her own emerging power; and she learns that not every journey—in fact almost none—moves in straight lines or has the outcome you expect.

Illustrator Joanna Whysner also attends Desert Academy. She has been a serious artist since she was very young, and has won many prizes for her art. In the story, Joanna creates her world on paper, in line and color and form. Her sense of mischief and humor help her turn every drawing into a commentary. The journey of the Global Warming Express prompts Joanna to look beneath the surface of her images, and to find the courage to portray what is scary as well as what is nice. She comes to realize that the truth must be told, but that it can be accepted and even embraced.

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The train was suddenly tossed in the air as if it weighed nothing. Then, just as suddenly, it flew down to Earth, landed on what was left of the pavement, and started speeding through New York City again. The storm was over, but much of the city was ruined. The screen showed them images of destruction from all over New York. Even the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island had been affected.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Characters xv

Map xx

Introduction 1

The Fluff 7

Creamy 13

The Magic Train 17

New Mexico 23

Fire 27

The Greenhouse Effect 33

Flora 39

Edgar 43

The Tipping Point 49

The Tar Sands 55

Lady Athabasca 67

The Gulf Coast 73

Acorn Creek 83

New York City 91

The Storm 97

The White House 105

Resources 113

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