The Green Book
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The Green Book

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Jill Paton Walsh's classic science fiction novel The Green Book is now available from Square Fish with a brand-new cover!

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.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 69 pages
  • 130 x 188 x 8mm | 68g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0312641222
  • 9780312641221
  • 92,734

Review quote

"The Green Book is a clever and beautifully shaped little combination of future fiction and metafiction. . .It is the record of the exodus of a group of Britons from a dying Earth to a new planet. . .The naïve courage of the children. . .saves the colony." --Starred, School Library Journal

"An enthralling story, flawlessly told." --The New Yorker
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About JILL PATON WALSH

Jill Paton Walsh (1937-2020) was an award-winning author of many books for children, young adults, and adults including The Green Book, A Parcel of Patterns, the Booker Prize shortlisted Knowledge of Angels, and the Whitbread Prize winner The Emperor's Winding Sheet. She completed Dorothy L. Sayers' unfinished Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane mystery manuscript, the international bestseller Thrones, Dominations, and continued Sayers' series with A Presumption of Death, The Attenbury Emeralds, and The Late Scholar. In 1996, Walsh was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to literature.
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Rating details

1,415 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
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4 29% (417)
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2 10% (139)
1 5% (67)
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