The Green Book

The Green Book Pattie and her family are among the last refuees 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

  • Title: The Green Book
  • Author: Jill Paton Walsh Lloyd Bloom
  • ISBN: 9780374428020
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pattie and her family are among the last refuees 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 success But as they begin to settle this shining world, they discover that the colony is in serious jeopardy With supplies dwindling, Pattie and her sPattie and her family are among the last refuees 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 success But as they begin to settle this shining world, they discover that the colony is in serious jeopardy With supplies dwindling, Pattie and her sister decide to take the one chance that might make life possible on Shine.

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    1. I vividly remember reading this book in the fifth grade. I found it unscientific, wildly implausible, vague, and artistically undistinguished.The book takes place at an unspecified date in the future when the sun is dying for an unspecified reason. The main characters--like many people on the planet--are leaving the earth--however, the nation that they belong to is poor, and cannot afford to take much with them. They can therefore only take a few crops and animals with them, and each person can [...]

    2. Perhaps if I'd read this when I was 8. Before I'd ever read any other science fiction. But I would still have been bugged by the internal inconsistencies of the story, not to mention the huge gaping holes in it. So all they are going to eat is wheat flour and moth wing soup? ForEVER? And how could they not know how long the day was on a planet they had approached for months? And who was the mysterious Guide? And why didn't they talk among themselves about who was bringing which book before board [...]

    3. I first picked up this short little novel because I had heard of several teachers using it to teach about sustainability. However, I was somewhat disappointed in their classroom plans when I found that the earth in the story is "dying" due to what seems a natural aging of the sun rather than over-extension of earth's resources or pollution, making the main "green" thing about the book its title, which refers to the color of a journal. In any case, it is a sweet little story and worth the time to [...]

    4. It seems that this little book has attracted a lot of heated opinions, which is odd. It's not a classic of junior sci-fi literature by any stretch, but it's not that bad.It's kind of fun to read old sci-fi's envisioning of the 21st century (and beyond). I do find it funny that in the pre-Internet era, so many authors had trouble conceiving of computers as little more than clunky, tape-eating data-logging machines--even far into the future. Also, those fuel-burning Earth machines could have benef [...]

    5. I was pretty surprised to read such mixed reviews of this book. I loved it! It was sweet. Narrated by a child and with such a lovely perspective that you were totally transported. Short book, but a total delight.

    6. all i kept thinking when i was reading this to my sister was, "what a bad book."and our mother chimed in, "yet, you're still reading it!"

    7. I loved the concept and the descriptive writing is, as always from JPW, wonderfully evocative. I wanted it to be longer and a little less simple, although, as it is written from a child’s point of view, it is as it is.The moth creatures were amazing and the scene where they are playing with the children is beautiful.Lack of communication between the group, both before departing Earth and during their troubles, causes all sorts of problems, including multiple copies of the same book in a librar [...]

    8. I had such vivid memories of reading this as a child, and I couldn't remember what it was called or who it was by. Luckily, /r/whatsthatbook came to my rescue, and I order myself a copy the same day. It's a lot shorter than I remember it, but I must have read it when I was only 7 or 8 (maybe younger?). Anyway, this is the book that started my fascination with scifi. It's a lovely little book. Definitely aimed at children - don't pick it up expecting some deep and complex scifi. But full of incre [...]

    9. Very strange narration. It slips from an unknow first person narration to third person. At the end the strange narration is explained.As I was reading the book I thought it came from the sixties and was surprise it came from the eighties. It has the cold war attiude that Earth is doomed. It made me also think of The Little Prince which also wasn't my cup of tea.The science of the book also seems to belong more to the sixties than the eighties. For example it skips over how a group of people coul [...]

    10. My son’s 3rd grade class read this book, and I picked it up and started reading it. I found the first chapter very interesting, so I actually went to the library and checked it out so he could take his copy back to class.  It is an interesting little story about a group of people who go to colonize another planet after something devastating has happened on Earth. Very thought-provoking for kids that age, who might not have ever considered a concept like colonizing a new land or a new world. [...]

    11. I heard about this book on Reading Rainbow many years ago, and I've loved it ever since. The story is short, simple, and haunting. I still think it would make a wonderful movie…

    12. A wonderful introduction to science fiction. It's a classic story - colonising a new planet - told from the point of view of a very young girl. The style is simple, but the descriptions soar into glorious imaginative visions - so easy to imagine, and so beautiful to read. The planet is just the right blend of familiar and utterly alien, and the struggles and discoveries make perfect intuitive sense. There's a depth to the social relationships - and a LOVE of books within the story - that lifts t [...]

    13. This is a charming book about resettlement on another planet after the destruction of Earth. Rather than being a typical sci-fi book, this is written from the point of view of the children, with a child-like joy in exploring the flora and fauna of the new world.

    14. Could have been wonderful. Unfortunately, both myself and my inner child objected to the weak, and sometimes outright wrong, science and logic.

    15. A deceptively simple book that packs its thin pages with equal parts hope and worry. The story follows a family on last ditch journey away from a dying Earth. With only enough fuel to reach the unknown distant planet designated for them by richer, more connected refugees that left Earth long before, the passengers on the old ship are allowed only the bare minimum of supplies and only one personal item, along with a book. When they arrive, they have no idea whether the planet will support them or [...]

    16. We read this as a class in fifth grade and I thought this book dragged on, even though it only has 80 pages. I only gave this book one star because while we were reading, I was thinking, "What on EARTH? (or should I say, "What on Shine?")" I mean, who's gonna build LOG CABINS on a distant planet?! Another thing: all the scientific flaws; a star does not shrink and turn blue when it dies. There are many other flaws that barely deserve to be overlooked, but I absolutely did not enjoy this book at [...]

    17. I have read this book so many times, which isn't hard because it is so slim and straight-forward. But to call it simple would be a deception. There is so much nestled between its spare sentences--small hints of musings on economic inequality, climate change, community, tolerance. But it's the one big thing that story pivots on that most entrances me--the importance of story to our humanity.

    18. I read this when I was ten. I didn't know what the title was because the cover was ripped off. But I still found a way to look it up :D.This made my childhood fun and memorable. I love it. these are the kinds of books you won't easily forget because the story is really good and mysterious. this book made me a sci-fi loving reader!! I love scifi! THUMBS UP!!!

    19. This book has me questioning the extent of my knowledge of children's lit history I'm wondering how much science fiction was being published for kids in the eighties? Possible use as a companion text to Among the Hidden or City of Ember. Would be great for teaching visualization.

    20. I did not like this book. It may have been the first book that I can say that I dislike (and I don't dislike many books). I just couldn't put my head around the story to make it believable.

    21. I'm being generous with a three star review because I'm positive I'm not the intended audience. Obviously with how far technology has come, books about space travel and colonizing planets written in the last century would seem dated so I won't harp about that. When I finished the book, my main thought was I hope they had a good dentist with them. What with "candy" and bread being their only food

    22. This was an interesting little book. While there were some really weird turns and I felt like things in the beginning were a little too glossed over, I found myself intrigued by the perspective of the author. The view of the future in a book written in the early 80s fascinates me and really isn't too unimaginable. It's a quick read and a decent springboard for discussionI read it with a small group of 5th graders and another adult and it has sparked good talking points.

    23. "For each voyager, a change of clothing, a pair of boots, one or two personal items ONLY. One book per voyager." This was all they were allowed to pack and now they are aboard a spaceship that is taking them away from Earth forever. It will take them 4 1/2 years to reach their destination: a place that no one has seen before. Will they be able to survive on this new planet?

    24. I read this book the first time as an elementary school kid, and it stuck with me and sparked my fascination with survival/post-apocalyptic/sci-fi novels. But for some reason I remembered the ending differently--I thought everyone died, or was going to die--I don't remember that they were going to make it at all. Must be my natural pessimism! Still love this book though.

    25. One of the very best science fiction books for children, The Green Book validates one of my central beliefs -- that story is how we make sense of the world and is therefore universal. It's a simple book, elegantly told, but it has stayed with me for 15 years, easily.

    26. If it were the first sci fi book I'd ever read, MAYBE I would have enjoyed it. But I found it very boring for a book about colonizing a planet. Not awful, but I read it as a possibility for middle school students. I can't imagine it holding their interest.

    27. Remains to this day the worst book I've ever read. I read this in fifth grade as a required book and I remembered it until now to come back and vindictively rate this book. Save yourselves. Read a different book.

    28. 4th grade with Mrs. Strnat. I read ahead and tried (in vain) to make predictions that weren't accurate but were plausible? (failed).Thought provoking.

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