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Saving the Planet & Stuff by [Gauthier, Gail]

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Editorial Reviews


"A teenaged underachiever comes into his own while getting aneye-opening look at office politics in this sidesplitter...Memorable,hilarious, and featuring a likeable, unlikely hero." KIRKUS

"The characters here are particularly well drawn, and the humor is engaging. An entertaining read from the author of The Hero of Ticonderoga, A Year with Butch and Spike, and other novels for young readers." Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT

From School Library Journal
Grade 6-10- This is a funny look at what it's like being an intern at a small business where office politics are rife and everyone knows everyone else's business. Michael even has a bit of a romance. The frequent references to pop culture, mass consumerism, and ecological issues will have lots of teen appeal. Sharon Rawlins, Piscataway Public Library, NJ Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Gr. 8-10. A keen observer with a wry wit, Michael is a sympathetic character, always sure his friends are having a better summer than he is. His sometimes sardonic responses to the casual environmental lectures by Walt and Nora will make the information in them more palatable to readers. A new slant on ecological fiction. Carolyn Phelan Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

The above reviews refer to the hardcover edition.

From the Author

Saving the Planet & Stuff is a combination of elements drawn from different times in my life. The basic situation--a teenage boy thrown in with older people he doesn't know--was inspired by an invitation my son received (and didn't accept) from some elderly friends of his grandparents when he was quite a bit younger than Michael Racine, the character in Saving the Planet. But all the interest in environmentalism comes from my years as a student at The University of Vermont. At that time and in that place, an environmentally sound life seemed more possible to me than it ever would again. Walt Marcello and Nora Blake, the environmentalists Michael falls in with, come from that era.

Saving the Planet & Stuff is set in the bohemian Vermont that was developing during my adolescence. My earlier book, The Hero of Ticonderoga, is about a Franco-American farm family and is set in a time when it was not uncommon to hear parents in some parts of the state speaking with French accents.

A number of my books have surburban settings. I've lived my adult life in suburban towns in southern New England. When I want to create a strong sense of place, I usually write about Vermont, where I grew up.

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  • File Size: 534 KB
  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Publisher: Gail Gauthier; 2 edition (February 2, 2013)
  • Publication Date: February 2, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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