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Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More

The Eco-Journal of Corry Lapont

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Stephen MacEachern

tagged: architecture, physics
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list price: $19.95
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pages: 64
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publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Introducing Corry Lapont: 12-year-old and aspiring “green” engineer. This dynamic title takes the form of Corry's scrapbook. It's a dazzling collection of postcards, brochures and other memorabilia documenting Corry's research into green design. Kid-friendly language explains the engineering behind some of the planet's most cutting edge towers, bridges, tunnels, domes, dams, dikes, locks and levees. These structures include the Vizcaya Bridge in Spain, where gondolas transport cars over the Nervion River, and the Channel tunnel, where trains speed between England and France in just 35 minutes. Readers will explore the environmental impact of structures, such as the pros and cons of dam construction and how rainwater can be used to cool buildings. Complex concepts are clarified with simple activities, as well as colorful drawings, fun facts and the occasional wisecrack from Corry's kid brother, Riley.

About the Authors
Etta Kaner writes for both children and educators. The majority of her children’s books are non-fiction and have been translated into many languages. A number of her books have won awards, namely, the Silver Birch award, the Henry Bergh award, the Animal Behaviour Society award, Scientific American Young Readers Book award and the Science in Society Book award. While her earlier books were inspired by her two daughters, many of her later books have been inspired by the elementary school students that she teaches. Etta lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her website at: www.ettakaner.com
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Stephen MacEachern has illustrated more than 10 children's books. He is also a web and print designer and has taught illustration at the Sheridan Institute, where he himself studied. Stephen lives in Erin, Ontario, with his wife and two children.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award, The Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Nonfiction Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers' Association