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Lee Welles

Autor/a de Gaia Girls Enter the Earth

2 obres 157 Membres 4 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Obres de Lee Welles

Gaia Girls Enter the Earth (2006) 101 exemplars
Gaia Girls Way of Water (2007) 56 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1970-03-05
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Elmira, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
Corning, New York, USA
Professions
fitness instructor
Organitzacions
Daisyworld Project

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When her family's farm is threatened by a corporate farming operation, Elizabeth discovers that she's uniquely suited to save the day.

I wasn't thrilled with this one at first, but it grew on me. There's some action just past the midway point that I found particularly well written. It has a similar feel and themes as The Overstory by Richard Powers but for a middle-grade audience, and would be great as part of a family reading crate (like Emily Cook at Build Your Library used to offer).

Having said this, I should also mention that my own children haven't been particularly interested in reading this one, and I'm not sure I enjoyed it enough to pick up any other books in the series.
… (més)
 
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ImperfectCJ | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jun 28, 2020 |
it is a very good read, not one to skip.
½
 
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jmorrison | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Mar 16, 2009 |
Rather earnest, lots of exclamation points, idyllic life and perfect parents. I preferred "Flush" and "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle."
 
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Turrean | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Oct 1, 2008 |
I had such high hopes for this because of the premise: A girl lives on a family farm and a factory farming corporation moves in and starts buying nearby farms. But I did not enjoy the writing at all. I'm really surprised to see that Kirkus gave it a good review. Maybe I'm just really out of touch.

The plot seemed to move very slowly. One reason for that might be that at the beginning, there were a lot of "backstory breaks" -- paragraphs of flashback or explanation -- that interrupted the flow. I was always being told how the character felt after everything that happened, rather than her reacting and letting me figure out as a reader what that meant about how she felt. And it seemed like just about every time an adult spoke, it was a not-so-veiled attempt to preach the virtues of family farming. Don't get me wrong -- I'm completely in favor of supporting local family farming. But I don't want to read a children's book where all the adults are constantly preaching about something.

Overall, I felt the book could have been at least 100 pages shorter. There were a lot of details and even a few scenes included that didn't add anything to the plot or characterization or setting.
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½
 
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kellyholmes | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Apr 21, 2007 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
2
Membres
157
Popularitat
#133,743
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
4
ISBN
6
Preferit
1

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