The Story of the Blue Planet

The Story of the Blue Planet

Book - 2012 | 1st English-language ed
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When Gleesome Goodday crash-lands on a beautiful island on a planet with no adults, he promises wonderful things in exchange for a bit of youth, but best friends Brimir and Hulda see that Goodday is not all he seems so it is up to them to stop him.
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, c2012
Edition: 1st English-language ed
ISBN: 9781609804282
1609804287
Branch Call Number: jFIC Andr
Characteristics: 135 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm

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I just finished reading this short middle-grade novel, packed with meaning, about how children on an imaginary planet (that closely resembles Earth) are encouraged by a visiting alien to begin enjoying more than their share of their planet’s resources in a life of complete self-indulgence. When they learn that their actions are causing increasing suffering for kids on the other side of the planet who now have nothing – kids they never knew existed – they have some tough choices to make. A great story, sure to get kids (and adults) thinking about stewardship and justice. (submitted by CM)

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