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Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Author:
    Susan Cooper
  • ISBN:
    0689847602
  • ISBN13:
    978-0689847608
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  • Publisher:
    Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Pages:
    208 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Growing Up & Facts of Life
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    4.2
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Home Susan Cooper Green Boy. Home. It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Its throat was red, and its feathers all different shades of green, gleaming. The spider-silk was all gone now, but still the bird didn’t move. It must have been totally exhausted.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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.

It swung sideways, and then I fell in a heap, out in light again, floundering in a pile of sheets and clothes. The others came tumbling down after me.

It swung sideways, and then I fell in a heap, out in light again, floundering in a pile of sheets and clothes lying on his back in a white nest like an unmade bed. We had come down a laundry chute; we were all in a great heap of dirty laundry. If I hadn’t been so scared, I would have laughed. And then the men were tugging us out, the older one with Lou under his arm again, and we were outside a door and in cooler air, on a dark street.

Green Boy. Susan Cooper. Susan Cooper's book is a great way to introduce young readers to both multiculturalism and environmental protection in literature

Green Boy. Susan Cooper's book is a great way to introduce young readers to both multiculturalism and environmental protection in literature. The book is about two young boys named Trey and Lou living in the.

Susan Cooper was born in 1935, and grew up in England's Buckinghamshire, an area that was green countryside then but has since become part of Greater London. As a child, she loved to read, as did her younger brother, who also became a writer. by Susan Cooper. Two brothers encounter danger and adventure in a world of the future in this classic dystopian novel from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper. Long Pond Cay, in the Bahamas, is a magical white-sand island, and twelve-year-old Trey and silent seven-year-old Lou love to visit its loneliness

Susan Mary Cooper (born 23 May 1935) is an English author of children's books.

Susan Mary Cooper (born 23 May 1935) is an English author of children's books. She is best known for The Dark Is Rising, a contemporary fantasy series set in England and Wales, which incorporates British mythology, such as the Arthurian legends, and Welsh folk heroes. For that work, in 2012 she won the lifetime Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association, recognizing her contribution to writing for teens.

Susan Cooper is rightly admired and respected for her "Dark Is Rising" series. Green Boy - though it has moments of powerful and beautiful description - is not going to overshadow those earlier books. Susan Price's books include The Bearwood Witch. Children and teenagers.

Электронная книга "Green Boy", Susan Cooper. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Green Boy" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Long Pond Cay, in the Bahamas, is a magical white-sand island, and twelve-year-old Trey and silent seven-year-old Lou love to visit its loneliness.

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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?

Jogrnd
I am a big fan of Susan Cooper's work, and Green Boy did not disappoint. The style differs slightly from her other books I have read, but well it should, as it is set in the Bahamas. The plot is compelling and the descriptions of the Otherworld left me haunted by the environmental possibilities of our own world. Clearly she has a message here. However, the story works on its own and is a good read.
TheJonnyTest
Twelve year old Trey and his brother, seven year old Lou live in the Bahamas, on the beautiful white-sand beach of Long Cay Island. Told in first-person narrative by Trey, "Green Boy" involves him almost reverently describing the antics and personality of his little brother: a mute boy who communicates in hoots and grunts, and seems almost magically attuned to nature.

Living with their grandparents (their mother works on the mainland to earn more money) Trey is immensely self-sufficient and able to handle his boat in the waters around the island, taking his brother to all their secret places. But an upheaval is about to enter their lives: two in fact. Developers are coming to the island, intent on building a hotel on the island and endangering the ecosystem. The community rallies to protect their home, only to find that the foreign investors are prepared to fight dirty.

Yet the second occurrence is far more strange and dangerous - whilst out in their boat, the brothers are catapulted into another world: a city that appears to exist in the future. Grabbed by a group of underground rebels, Lou is heralded as their long-awaited mystical hero Lugh. Utterly self-assured, Lou seems to know exactly what to do, even as they evade the police and explore underground catacombs, searching for answers in both worlds.

"Green Boy" is a strange book: bizarre even. I've read (and loved) The Dark is Rising series several times, but readers searching for something similar will find little resemblance to her most famous work. Cooper excels in describing the dual worlds: the tropical beauty of the Bahamas and the cold sterility of Pangaia, and the characterization is strong as well, particularly Trey's thought process and speech patterns. He is mainly an observer to the action - it is the otherworldly Lou that is the real protagonist; Trey just recounts their adventures.

And they are strange adventures, ending in two deus ex machinas: a hurricane in the real world and the titular green boy in Pangaia. Furthermore, it's unclear how the two worlds are connected or what power is transporting them to and fro. Problems are solved in rather obscure ways - collecting fossils from the past to insert into cave walls, for example. Other things such as giant millipedes and telepathically-talking trees aren't given much explanation: they're just *there*.

"Green Boy" is perhaps best described as an environmental fairytale that contains a rather eclectic blend of different elements. Though it's readable enough, often the different aspects of the story don't quite seem to fit together: the threat of development and the return of Trey's deadbeat father would have worked just fine as a plot without all the futuristic stuff, and at times it almost feels like you're reading two completely unrelated stories.

Though the prose is beautifully rendered, I don't think I'll be reading "Green Boy" again in a hurry. The environmental tract isn't as obnoxious as it usually is (saving the planet is a worthy endeavor, but more often than not it doesn't make for very good fiction) but it's simply not as good as Cooper's usual fare. But don't let this put you off reading The Dark is Rising sequence, as that's brilliant.
Bludworm
Twelve year old Trey has a younger brother Lou. Lou does not speak and has epilpesy. They live in the idyllic Bahamas on a small island, which is under threat of a large development. A parallel world called Pangaia has been destroyed ny overdevelopment and pollution. Lou has been chosen by the people of the underworld to restore it back to a its former glory.

This is a good eco-tale, but for those of us brought up on the double Newberry award winning "Dark is Rising" sequence, this book will be a disappointment. There is still a small celtic element in the folk of Pangaia, and a strong mystical thread to the story. Nevertheless the world creation did not really seem to work form me. I loved the writing about the Bahamas, but I can barely bring Pangaia to mind at all. In any case it felt a little over-contrived. A cautionary tale that was simply not subtle enough

The ending of the story was pleasant, and I did enjoy this book. Nevertheless if I wanted to sell Susan Cooper as a writer to someone I would give them "The Dark is Rising" or her newer "Victory" or "The Boggart" in preference to this book.
Urreur
Susan Coopers vividly imaginative book Green Boy is perfect for anyone who has an ever-wondering imagination.

The setting of this book is in the Bahamas on an island called Long Pond Cay, but it also takes place in an alternate dimension that looks like Long Pond Cay. The main characters are a twelve-year-old boy named Trey and his mute seven-year-old brother Lou. They are both round and dynamic characters in the fact that throughout the book their personalities constantly change.

I think this book is interesting because Trey and Lou jump between worlds to try and save one while their own is being destroyed. They have to deal with their divorced parents; their dad is the head of one of the construction companies trying to build Sapphire Island resorts on Long Pond Cay. While they are in the other world for around a day it is only about an hour in their world.

The main conflict of the book is that Trey and Lou have to find a very rare star shaped shell to unlock a door to save the other world. The problem with this is that they are very hard to find and Lou is the only one who can open the door. If they find it or not that is up to you to find out.

I would not recommend this book to some on who does not like books with strange plot. This book is a good book for someone who has a very unlimited imagination. There in lies the question do you join Trey and Lou on their adventure to save their world as well as the other or leave it to the next person, but by then it could be to late.
Ballazan
Trey, who is 12, and his muted brother, Lou, who is 7, are hanging around by a pond in the Bahamas. It seems like such a normal thing but they somehow enter a somewhat scary new world called Pangaia. It is very dirty and is filled with buildings. The brothers come back to this mysterious place various times in this book. They face many unusual things throughout this book, which if you want to know you may read this book.

Now to some people this may seem exciting, but to me, not really. It is a somewhat well written book but it is a little bit too... hard to explain but environment obsessed. I had to keep myself reading this book, which is never fun. If you are going to read a fantasy or Science Fiction book, I would not recommend this being your answer.