Project Earth

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Picture Window Books
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5.3 X 7.7 X 0.5 inches | 0.3 pounds

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About the Author
Carol Kim believes books and words have a magical ability to change the world, and she writes for children with the hope of spreading some of that magic. She is the author of the picture book biography, King Sejong Invents an Alphabet as well as more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction books for the educational market. Carol loves unearthing real-life stories and little-known facts to share with young readers. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family. Learn more at her website:
Ahya was born in 2000 to a British Korean family in New Malden, known as London's 'Korea Town'. Today, she continues to live there, appreciating the elegant languages and colourful food of both cultures. Ahya's love for reading and drawing was encouraged by her parents from youth. In 2021, she graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Religion and Theology as she enjoyed learning about theological texts and theologians which continue to influence her. Nonetheless, Ahya never stopped loving art, practising Fine Art and eventually picking up digital art, now her preferred medium. She loves expressing heartfelt emotions between characters in a whimsical way, inspired by her Christian faith, the wonders of nature and her love of happy endings in books. When not drawing, you can find her either cosying up with a book and her dog Milk or thrifting for more books
"Introducing...Earth Girl!" Jina Jeong is here to save the planet. A class research assignment leads Jina to learn about climate change, a series of missteps in saving energy, and a solution that initiates a friendship. Though the introduction to climate change is somewhat simplistic, Jina's realizations about the practicalities of conserving energy are on point; for Jina, it seems "saving energy takes a lot of energy." Opening windows and raising the thermostat prove to be uncomfortable solutions, and Jina discovers that walking to school does not work for every family. Jina's persistence in searching for a way to do her part ultimately pays off in a satisfying and clever conclusion. Simple sentence structure and short chapters make this a suitable early chapter book. The text is formatted to appeal to early readers with sufficient white space, large text, and well-spaced colorful illustrations. The glossary contains some scientific definitions related to global warming as well as descriptions of Korean dishes, such as bingsu and bulgogi. VERDICT This beginning reader offers a likable character with resilience in seeking small solutions to large problems as an superficial introduction to climate change. Recommended.--Jamie Jensen "School Library Journal"
This early chapter book series opener introduces a young Korean girl who takes steps to reduce her family's carbon footprint. While researching a school science project, Jina Jeong learns about climate change and is determined to help save the planet. Thinking about ways to conserve energy close to home, the passionate child brainstorms a list and then springs into action, quickly unplugging the coffee maker and her mom's charging station. But Jina's best intentions have unexpected consequences. Bright ideas start to shine when she talks to her parents and works collaboratively with her family and community. UK illustrator Ahya Kim's full color digital vignettes warmly complement the text and feature many green-hued details, from lush grassy lawns to a potted plant in the kitchen. Back matter includes a glossary (of environmental terms as well as Korean treats like bingsu and bulgogi), some discussion questions, and an "Earth Friendly Reminders" activity. Six short chapters clearly convey an empowering message: "Even just doing a few things can make a difference."--Linda Ludke "Booklist"