Green Boy (Paperback)
Margaret K. McElderry Books, 9780689847608, 208pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2003
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On their idyllic Bahamian island, Trey's little brother, Lou, is different -- he doesn't speak and he suffers frightening seizures. But when he and Trey find themselves mysteriously transported to Pangaia, an alternative universe where pollution and over-development have all but destroyed nature, a militant underground environmental group greets him as the prophesied hero who will save their world.
But to realize this prophecy, Lou must take Trey on a terrifying and dangerous mission, with much more at stake than the fate of Pangaia. Does Lou have the power to save their own island home from a future as bleak as the world they've seen in Pangaia?
About the Author
Susan Cooper is one of our foremost children’s authors; her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising has sold millions of copies worldwide. Her many books have won the Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and been shortlisted five times for the Carnegie Medal. She combines fantasy with history in Victory (a Washington Post Top Ten for Children novel), King of Shadows and Ghost Hawk, and her magical The Boggart and the Monster, second in a trilogy, won the Scottish Arts Council’s Children’s Book Award. Susan Cooper lives on a saltmarsh island in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at TheLostLand.com.
Praise For Green Boy…
"Readers are likely to be pulled in by the sensitive portrayals of Trey and Lous, the mysterious adventures in Pangaia and the whilrwind climax."
“Cooper … writes movingly about the beauty of the Bahamas."
"An intriguing and truly lovely book."
"Cooper...hints at her virtuoso ability to deepen everyday occurrence into resonant mythic narrative."
"The lyrical nature writing evokes the fragility and the power of a spider's silk, the miracle of a seashell, the physical connections of the wind, water, and sand."
"Real moments of near-tangible peace."