Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Green Book

My daughter is finishing up a new science fiction book titled, The Green Book written by Jill Paton Walsh. This short 84-page book is suitable for upper elementary grade level students in 3rd-5th grade.

The story is about a family boarding THE LAST ship leaving a dying Earth. They travel for four years on an old ship with little fuel in order to land on a distant planet which will become their new home. They must learn how to survive and live on this unfamiliar planet with the other refugee families. Shortly after they begin to settle and form a colony, they realize that nothing on the planet is edible and they wonder if they will be able to grow plants on the new planet. To find out what life is like on this new planet and if they'll survive - you must read the book.

We made a connection while reading the book. The parts of the story reminded us of the Netflix show Lost in Space. So if your children are fans of this popular show, then you may want to consider having them read this book over the summer.

I also just wanted to let you know that I will be posting a review in July for an accompanying Progeny Press e-Study Guide for this book. Keep a lookout for it!
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  1. sounds like an intriguing story, I hope your book study goes well.

  2. Sounds like a very different type of story than I am used to.

  3. My son loves this book! He was impressed that a book with a girl on the cover could be so interesting! Second one that I have hooked him on!