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Pattie and her family are among the last refugees to flee a dying Earth in an old spaceship. And when the group finally lands on the distant planet which is to be. Jill Paton Walsh; Illustrated by Lloyd Bloom. Square Fish “The Green Book is a clever and beautifully shaped little combination of future fiction and metafiction. 7 Jul Father said, ‘We can take very little with us.'”” So begins this tale of space-age pioneers, who then travel for four years to a distant planet where.

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Prince Martin Wins His Sword: If there were a habitable planet far off in This is one of those science fiction novels that took a particularly long time to grow on me; in fact, it probably did not at all.

The aliens they encouter make no scientific sense. Before I’d ever read any other science fiction. Having some kind of written record available just makes sense. I was pretty surprised to read such mixed reviews of this book. Pattie and her family are among the last refugees to flee a dying Earth in an wlsh spaceship.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Would be great for teaching visualization. Make friends, have fun, and build confidence! I’ve never written a play from a book, so I’m afraid I can’t help!

Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. And how could they not know how long the day was on a planet they had approached for months? The story follows a family on last ditch journey away from a dying Earth.

While it is written for young adults, those somewhat older may enjoy it as well. Read reviews that mention green book new planet science fiction moth people save the day book is a great really enjoyed years ago pattie and her family third grader planet shine kids save years later great book ever read another planet read the green happen next earth is dying leave earth. But it is Pattie’s book, the “green book” of the title, that becomes the most important.


Charlotte October 9, at 6: It’s a quick read and a decent springboard for discussion It’s a children’s book that would be just about perfect for 3 or 4th grade. Anonymous October 9, at 2: I could go on to discuss the other crap they taught us, but I will discuss that in a different review. Places of interest found through exploration would have to be retained in memory only. It’s a lovely little book. Want to Read saving…. Books by Jill Paton Walsh. A Week in the Woods. I read this book with my 5th grade class a decade ago, and I never shook the images of the children running across glass grass, the moth people, or the candy trees.

A surprise twist at the end only works to strengthen this book and make it even more endearing than it already had been.

The trip takes several years, in which time the main character Pattie, grows from a small child into an inquisitive girl. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. So much improbability, it’s a wonder Arthur Dent didn’t come through looking for a spot of tea. When I finished the book, my main thought was I hope they had a good dentist with them. May 16, Rebecca rated it it was amazing Shelves: What is chapter 5 about?

This is a work of literature in the tradition of the classics of science fiction, somewhat reminiscent of parts of Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles”, though it also expands upon these concepts with new and ideas and the means of their expression.


A planet of glass? About Jill Paton Walsh. It skillfully introduces young readers to the realm of sci-fi, where strange new worlds are used as stages upon which the human condition can be explored. Could we be friends? How will they build a community–what will be valued, and why? Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. A deceptively simple book that packs its thin pages with equal parts hope and worry.

I found the first chapter very interesting, so I actually went to the library and checked it out so he could take his copy back to class. That’s not a bad thing. The scientific errors are potentially ignorable, but, as I am very knowledgeable as to science, I found that these books–as well as the poor presentation of the story by my fifth grade teachers–were not at all of any interest to me. Tags What are tags? A truly thought provoking book that my 9 year old daughter and I enjoyed reading.

Can a boy be a hero – brave, loyal, and true? It seems that this little book has attracted a lot of heated opinions, which is odd.

The Green Book

Then, to be honest, I would rebel from coming along with the group with the requirement of “one book per passenger”. So, though I am very fond of science fiction, I found this a particularly troublesome novel.

I just couldn’t put my head around the story to make it believable. Publicist or Marketing Professional. Open Preview See a Problem? I adore this book, and I hope to share it with my own children some day.