Green Boy (Paperback)

By Susan Cooper

Margaret K. McElderry Books, 9780689847608, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003



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?

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."

-Kirkus Reviews

"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."