21. February 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction

Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French, 368 pages, read by Angie, on 02/20/2012

Julian is staying with his aunt and uncle while his mom is in China. He goes home sick one day and accidentally sees his uncle’s email about the clear cutting of a redwood forest by his uncle’s company. He conspires with the author of the email, Robin, to come stay with her instead of going to math camp. With Robin and his best friend Danny’s help, Julian plans Operation Redwood to stop uncle Sibley’s plans to destroy the Big Tree Forest. This is a good environmental story for kids. It doesn’t cram the environmental message down your throat, but puts it in human terms and keeps it in line with the story. I like the activism of the kids and how everything they do seems like something kids would think of doing. It is a story about friendship and family and trying to do what is right. Great story with a great message.

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