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Gaia Girls: Enter the Earth does an excellent job interweaving an extremely entertaining story plot with the all-important message that human beings are threads in Earth's incredible web of life and that our actions have planetary consequences.
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Elizabeth Angier was happy to be at the end of the school year. She thought her summer on the family farm would be full of work and play with her best friend, Rachel, and her other best friend, her dog, Maizey. However, Elizabeth didn’t anticipate the Harmony Farms Corporation moving to her town. Her world starts to crumble as her best friend moves away and her parents whisper of farmers selling their land and the effects this factory farm operation could have on them. When she thinks things can’t get much worse, she meets the most unusual creature, Gaia, the living entity of the Earth. Strange things begin to happen to her, around her, and through her! Elizabeth discovers that with these new powers comes responsibility. A dire mistake makes Elizabeth wonder if meeting Gaia has been a blessing or a curse. Will Elizabeth have the strength to fight a large corporation? Or will her upstate New York home be spoiled by profit driven pork production that fouls the air, land, and water?

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This first installment of the Gaia Girls series introduces four girls, each from a different region of the world, who are endowed by Gaia, the living organism of the Earth, with powers over one of the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Hidden in the illustrations are codes that readers can use to unlock cool prizes at GaiaGirls.com.

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National radio tour, National Whole Foods Markets tour. Interactive website (www.gaiagirls.com) contains puzzles, movie, blog, and tips to help Gaia. Curriculum guide and support materials for teachers.

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Lee Welles is a freelance writer who lives and works in upstate New York. The Gaia Girls series was inspired by her personal experience as a summer camp nature director, her love of the outdoors, and reading about James Lovelock's Gaia Theory. Ms.Welles regularly appears on television and radio as a wellness expert and writes a weekly wellness column.

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Elizabeth is excited that fourth grade is almost over and she’ll soon be able to hang out for lazy days on her farm with her best friend Rachel. She knows there will also be lots of work to do, but she loves her family’s land and the way her parents care for it. She’s always felt a close connection to the things that grow there.

But Elizabeth’s idyllic summer is not to be, as she discovers Rachel is moving away and a large corporation that runs giant pig farms is buying up nearby land to turn into a factory farm. Her parents refuse to sell, but will they be able to stand living next to the new operation, which will change their own quality of life in many ways?

Even though Elizabeth’s parents fight against the plan, it seems as though they are doomed to lose. But then Elizabeth meets an otter who can talk, and otter who calls herself Gaia. Gaia says she is the living Earth, and she says Elizabeth herself can do something to help save the land she dearly loves.

Gaia Girls, Enter the Earth by Lee Welles, illustrated by Ann Hameister, is the first in a series that focuses on children using special powers to help save what they love. It shows that saving our environment can be very personal, not just a term that’s thrown about. It’s personal when we can equate a small piece of land that we love, and the reasons we love it, as something worth saving. Gaia Girls, Enter the Earth should be good for mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 9 to 12 who have in interest in learning more about the environment.
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ISBN:
9781933609010
Author:
Welles, Lee
Publisher:
Daisy World Press
Illustrator:
Hameister, Ann
Subject:
Readers - Intermediate
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Subject:
Family farms
Subject:
Farms
Subject:
Children s-Environmental Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Gaia Girls
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25, Illustrations, puzzles, and hidden c
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 336 pages Daisy World Press - English 9781933609010 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Gaia Girls: Enter the Earth does an excellent job interweaving an extremely entertaining story plot with the all-important message that human beings are threads in Earth's incredible web of life and that our actions have planetary consequences.

"Synopsis" by , This first installment of the Gaia Girls series introduces four girls, each from a different region of the world, who are endowed by Gaia, the living organism of the Earth, with powers over one of the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Hidden in the illustrations are codes that readers can use to unlock cool prizes at GaiaGirls.com.
"Synopsis" by , National radio tour, National Whole Foods Markets tour. Interactive website (www.gaiagirls.com) contains puzzles, movie, blog, and tips to help Gaia. Curriculum guide and support materials for teachers.
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