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Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Lloyd Bloom Illustrator. Pattie and her family are among the last refuees to flee a dying Earth in an old spaceship. And when the group finally lands on the distant planet which is to be their new home, it seems that the four-year journey has been success.
But as they begin to settle this shining world, they discover that the colony is in serious jeopardy. With supplies dwindling, Pattie and her s Pattie and her family are among the last refuees to flee a dying Earth in an old spaceship.
With supplies dwindling, Pattie and her sister decide to take the one chance that might make life possible on Shine. Get A Copy. Paperback , 69 pages. Published September 1st by Sunburst first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Green Book , please sign up. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [what did the father say about the moths?
What is chapter 5 about? See all 3 questions about The Green Book…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Green Book. Apr 15, Brian rated it did not like it Shelves: childhood. I vividly remember reading this book in the fifth grade.
I found it unscientific, wildly implausible, vague, and artistically undistinguished. The book takes place at an unspecified date in the future when the sun is dying for an unspecified reason. The main characters--like many people on the planet--are leaving the earth--however, the nation that they belong to is poor, and cannot afford to take much with them. They can therefore only take a few crops and animals with them, and each person can I vividly remember reading this book in the fifth grade.
They can therefore only take a few crops and animals with them, and each person can only take a single book. The main character-- a young girl--chooses to take a green notebook with her, in which she records the events that take place on the new world. This, however, does not excuse the book's numerous scientific flaws, which for me made the book a laughable read.
Additionally, it seems that the author never anticipated the cheapness of computing technology which would eventually arise. The book makes no mention of this. This is simply, utterly absurd--such a thing is effectively equivalent to completely restructuting the elementary composition and molecular processes of an organism without killing it--and the simplest way by which one could legitimately explain this concept in a serious work would require the use of extremely advanced nanotechnology.
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. For example, when we as a class arrived at the scene where the children discover a sweet substance, the whole class did a science essay on sugar, never once mentioning that not all sweet substances are sugars.
It was only a fifth-grade class, of course--but I was highly annoyed even then, especially when a kid told me that "sugar was made of carbon dioxide"--a conclusion made from our experiments with using yeast to measure sugar. I could go on to discuss the other crap they taught us, but I will discuss that in a different review. View all 7 comments. I had such vivid memories of reading this as a child, and I couldn't remember what it was called or who it was by.
It's a lot shorter than I remember it, but I must have read it when I was only 7 or 8 maybe younger? Anyway, this is the book that started my fascination with scifi.
It's a lovely little book. Definitely aimed at children - don't pick it up expecting some deep and complex scifi. But full of incre I had such vivid memories of reading this as a child, and I couldn't remember what it was called or who it was by. But full of incredibly vivid imagery; it was the memory of the glass grass that really stuck with me, and helped someone else to recognize which book I was talking about.
Really, I want more of it. I want more time on the spaceship, I want more about the new village on Shine, I want more about their new lives, and I want more about the books they brought, the ones they left behind and half-remember, and the new ones they write.
View 2 comments. Aug 01, Erin Reilly-Sanders rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction , juvenile , sci-fi. I first picked up this short little novel because I had heard of several teachers using it to teach about sustainability.
However, I was somewhat disappointed in their classroom plans when I found that the earth in the story is "dying" due to what seems a natural aging of the sun rather than over-extension of earth's resources or pollution, making the main "green" thing about the book its title, which refers to the color of a journal. In any case, it is a sweet little story and worth the time to I first picked up this short little novel because I had heard of several teachers using it to teach about sustainability.
In any case, it is a sweet little story and worth the time to read, particularly because it provides a gentle step into science fiction for young readers. The morals regarding story and the importance of community, history, and culture are appropriate and interesting.
While there's nothing that actually ends up being scary in the story, there is concern about starvation and discussion of suicide that readers should probably be aware of before sharing this title. Feb 10, Melody rated it did not like it Shelves: burton-browbeating , making-wendy-suffer. Perhaps if I'd read this when I was 8.
Before I'd ever read any other science fiction. But I would still have been bugged by the internal inconsistencies of the story, not to mention the huge gaping holes in it.
So all they are going to eat is wheat flour and moth wing soup? And how could they not know how long the day was on a planet they had approached for months? And who was the mysterious Guide? And why didn't they talk among themselves about who was bringing which book before board Perhaps if I'd read this when I was 8. And why didn't they talk among themselves about who was bringing which book before boarding the ship?
Why did Pattie continue to misuse the word 'choose' after 4 years had passed? So much improbability, it's a wonder Arthur Dent didn't come through looking for a spot of tea. And it really bugged me that the illustrator hadn't read carefully. And the moths were entirely fairy-like, as opposed to the descriptions in the text. I say it's spinach. Sep 06, Bethany Lockhart rated it it was amazing.
I was pretty surprised to read such mixed reviews of this book. I loved it! It was sweet. Narrated by a child and with such a lovely perspective that you were totally transported. Short book, but a total delight. Jul 10, J. Luis Licea rated it did not like it. Not much in it. Maybe children would have a different view, but as an adult I definitely saw a lot of flaws and holes in the story and the universe. It might still be an alright read for young reader making their debut into the science-fiction genre but again Not entirely bad but I was expecting and hoping for more Apr 20, StarMan rated it liked it Shelves: starship , juvenile-sci-fi , science-fiction.
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With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. 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 their new home, it seems that the four-year journey has been a success. But as they begin to settle this shiny new world, they discover that the colony is in serious jeopardy. Nothing on this planet is edible, and they may not be able to grow food. With supplies dwindling, Pattie and her sister decide to take the one chance that might make life possible on Shine.