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    9781554537693 Paperback / softback, Digest,
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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: N Lexile measure: GN390L
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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group Availability: Out of stock Carton Quantity:1
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Luz Makes a Splash
By (author): Claudia Dávila Illustrated by: Claudia Dávila
9781554537624 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General Aug 01, 2012
Out of print 6.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in | 0.85 lb 96 pages Kids Can Press
 
Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, Santa Monica Public Library 2013, Winner
Residents of the city of Petroville are suffering through the hottest and driest summer on record. Desperate for a way to cool off, Luz and her friends head out to Spring Pond to go swimming. But when they arrive, they're shocked to discover the pond has virtually disappeared! It turns out a multinational company has purchased the nearby land and is using the water from the spring to make their soda. Meanwhile, back in the city, the gardens in Friendship Park are withering and at risk of dying because of the lack of rain. And now the city has imposed water restrictions in order to conserve. Luz and her friends are just kids, but is there anything they can do to help save two of Luz's favorite places? This graphic novel is part of the Future According to Luz series, about a girl who helps the environment one small step at a time. It's an engaging read that also presents the serious issue of water scarcity at a level and tone children can understand. Luz offers a locally oriented model of how children can make a difference, starting with general awareness of their own water usage and including hands-on ideas for projects that prevent wasting water and protect a community's water supply. This book makes a useful resource for environmental science lessons, with an emphasis on living sustainably. As a bonus, there's a step-by-step plan for creating a water-wise garden with xeriscaping at the back of the book.

Graphic designer and children's illustrator Claudia Dávila was born in Chile and now makes her home in Toronto. She was formerly the art director of Chirp and Chickadee magazines.

Graphic designer and children's illustrator Claudia Dávila was born in Chile and now makes her home in Toronto. She was formerly the art director of Chirp and Chickadee magazines.

... a refreshingly animated exercise in building community and awareness ... - Kirkus Reviews

... colorful and full of action. - Publishers Weekly

This is an entertaining and empowering read, and should inspire many children to find out how they can make a difference in their communities. - School Library Journal

... a great introduction to green living. ... This fun, community-building story would be a great addition to environmental science curricula and might even spark a science fair project or two. - Booklist Online

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