The Green Book

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
  • 284,575

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"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 is the author of books for adults, young adults and children. Her novel Knowledge of Angels was short-listed for the Booker Prize. Her crime novels and mystery novels include The Attenbury Emeralds, A Presumption of Death, The Wyndham Case and A Piece of Justice, which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. With Dorothy L. Sayers, she was co-author of Thrones, Dominations. Her novels for children and young adults include A Parcel of Patterns. She lives in Cambridge, England.
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1,273 ratings
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4 29% (368)
3 28% (358)
2 10% (126)
1 5% (60)
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