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Orca Currents
Windfall
By (author): Sara Cassidy
9781554698493 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / General Vancouver Apr 01, 2011
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.3 in 128 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
 
CCBC Best Books 2012, Commended
Changing the world one tree at a time.

Life is full of challenges for thirteen-year-old Liza. She is already having trouble coping with the death of a local homeless man when she learns that her family's apple tree will need to be chopped down. If that wasn't enough, the new principal at school keeps blocking her attempts for a positive outlet by refusing permission for every project that GRRR! (Girls for Renewable Resources, Really!) and BRRR! (Boys for Renewable Resources, Really!) proposes. Liza starts to feel like she needs to create change in her world without seeking permission. When she chooses the school grounds as the site for her latest endeavor, she may have gone too far.

Sara Cassidy has worked as a youth-hostel manager, a newspaper reporter and a tree planter, in five Canadian provinces. Her books have been short-listed for the Chocolate Lily Award, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize, and two were Junior Library Guild selections. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction for adults have been widely published. For more information, visit saracassidywriter.com.

"I was inspired by the projects that GRRR! and BRRR! take on within the novel and I found this novel a refreshing way to look at society as it is today. While the main characters are middle grade students, and the novel lends itself to that age group, I believe this novel will also interest high school students as well. I highly recommend it for any green thumbs out there, and anyone looking to make a difference. Four stars." - Bookvacations.wordpress.com

"A fast, entertaining read suitable for young teens...This charming book about teen activism lives up to the high expectations set by Sara Cassidy's first novel, Slick. Published as part of the Orca Currents series and written with reluctant readers in mind, Windfall is a fast-paced, fun and interesting novel. Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

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