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Kids Can Press Spring 2012

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Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More
The Eco-Journal of Corry Lapont
By (author): Etta Kaner Illustrated by: Stephen MacEachern
9781554535705 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Architecture Apr 01, 2012
$19.95 CAD
Active 8.5 x 11 x 0.44 in | 1.05 lb 64 pages Kids Can Press
Silver Birch Nonfiction Award, Ontario Library Association 2013, Short-listed Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2012, Winner Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers' Association 2012, Short-listed Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada 2013, Short-listed Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee 2013, Winner Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice 2013, Short-listed Diamond Willow Award, The Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award 2014, Short-listed
Introducing Corry Lapont: 12-year-old and aspiring “green” engineer. This dynamic title takes the form of Corry's scrapbook. It's a dazzling collection of postcards, brochures and other memorabilia documenting Corry's research into green design. Kid-friendly language explains the engineering behind some of the planet's most cutting edge towers, bridges, tunnels, domes, dams, dikes, locks and levees. These structures include the Vizcaya Bridge in Spain, where gondolas transport cars over the Nervion River, and the Channel tunnel, where trains speed between England and France in just 35 minutes. Readers will explore the environmental impact of structures, such as the pros and cons of dam construction and how rainwater can be used to cool buildings. Complex concepts are clarified with simple activities, as well as colorful drawings, fun facts and the occasional wisecrack from Corry's kid brother, Riley.

Etta Kaner is a retired elementary school teacher and writer for both children and educators. Her children's books have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch Award, the Scientific American Young Readers Book Award and the Science in Society Book Award. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Stephen MacEachern has illustrated more than 10 children's books. He is also a web and print designer and has taught illustration at the Sheridan Institute, where he himself studied. Stephen lives in Erin, Ontario, with his wife and two children.

Kaner offers a detailed introduction to green technology for readers interested in the environment and architecture.
Publishers Weekly

The explanations and presentation are kid-friendly ...
School Library Journal

This handsome, information-rich, yet brief illustrated "eco-journal" fills a gap---and more.
Kirkus Reviews

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