Operation Redwood (Paperback)

By S. Terrell French

Amulet Paperbacks, 9780810997202, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2011

List Price: 9.95*
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Summer 2009 Kids' List

“When city boy Julian Carter-Li discovers that his uncle's corporation is planning to cut down an ancient redwood forest for lumber, he links up with Robin, whose conservation-minded family runs a small organic farm, to save the forest. The book is a rich source for discussion -- a worthy choice for school or pleasure reading.”
— Vicky Uminowicz, Titcomb's Bookshop, East Sandwich, MA
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Description

Clandestine e-mail exchanges, secret trips, fake press releases, and a tree-house standoff are among the clever stunts and pranks the kid heroes pull in this exciting ecological adventure. 

“Sibley Carter is a moron and a world-class jerk,” reads Julian Carter-Li in an angry e-mail message meant for his greedy, high-powered uncle. The fateful message sets him on the course to stop an environmental crime! His uncle's company plans to cut down some of the oldest California redwood trees, and it's up to Julian and a ragtag group of friends to figure out a way to stop them. This thrilling, thoughtful debut novel shows the power of determined individuals, no matter what their age, to stand up to wrongdoing.

John and Patricia Beatty Award
(California Library Association)
National Green Earth Book Award


National Outdoor Book Award honorable mention


Carol D. Reiser Book Award


 


“Fast paced and full of fun . . . Reminds readers that everyone, no matter how large or small, can take action on issues that are important to them.” —School Library Journal

“One of the finest children's novels of the year . . . A true emotional journey full of adventure, friendship, complex morality, trust, lies, and discovery.” —A Fuse #8 Production



 



About the Author

S. Terrell French is an environmental lawyer and first-time author. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children, and has made many favorite trips to redwood forests.