Science Geek Christy and her Eco-Logbook


ISBN: 9780745979465 Categories: , ,

ISBN: 9780745979465

Publication date: September 17, 2021

Format: Paperback

Extent: 160 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Series: Science Geek

Imprint: Lion Children's Books

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Meet Christy a determined young girl, who is passionate about saving the planet.

Along with her boyfriend geeky Sam and best friend Amira and other school mates, they win a science competition and an opportunity to travel to Ecuador to write travel blogs. Excitement and anticipation for the trip is overshadowed by a HUGE dilemma for conscientious Christy. Can they get there in an eco-friendly way? Will she have to miss out on a trip of a lifetime to see the wildlife and experience the culture of Ecuador because of her principles? How best can she do her part to care for God’s creation? After finding a brilliant solution, once in Ecuador, Christy and her fellow adventurers discover the trip is not all that it seems! 

A gripping adventure for any child passionate about wildlife of the rainforest, endangered ecosystems and being a responsible eco-warrior.

See also Science Geek Sam and his secret logbook for a further fact-filled and thought-provoking story featuring Christy and Sam and their classmates.

Meet the author: Petra Crofton

Petra Crofton

Petra Crofton is a biologist and philosopher who has worked with the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and A Rocha, in Portugal, France and other countries. She leads outdoor children’s and youth work at her local church in Gloucester and runs environmental education activities in the community and at primary schools. She has translated and adapted books like Science Geek Sam and his secret logbook and Crackle and Pop. Petra loves outdoor adventures: climbing UK mountains and the Alps, and cycling in the Netherlands, where she is originally from. She is the author and illustrator of Science Geek Christy and her Eco-Logbook.

Reviews for Science Geek Christy and her Eco-Logbook

'Science Geek Christy is a great read. It effortlessly weaves fascinating facts about our planet into a compelling story, with brilliant relatable characters. Parents will learn loads too. There are eco heroes, animal surprises and a cool carbon calculator. Enjoy the trip to Ecuador!' Jo Swinney, Head of Communications, A Rocha International

'Inspiring, heartfelt, informative and funny, Science Geek Christy is both a great read and a great source of ideas for positive actions supporting both people and planet.' Teresa Mulliken, Senior Advisor, TRAFFIC

'What a fantastic story! Christy and her pals have a huge adventure, while taking us on a whistle stop tour of some of the biggest issues facing us all today – fossil fuels, carbon footprints, food waste, plastics and more. I loved the way Petra has woven a biblical understanding of creation care and some tricky moral dilemmas into the story. Highly recommended for young readers.' Caroline Pomeroy, Climate Scientist and Director of Climate Stewards

'Diary writer, Christy draws us with her on her eco-adventure, sharing her thoughts and discoveries on nature, science and faith along the way. A great way to engage children in real and significant concerns through a fabulous story.' Revd Cate Williams, Environmental Engagement Officer, Diocese of Gloucester

'It's a very fun book, full of surprises. I got into it quickly because the first bit, about the climate march, was very exciting and fun straight away.'  Linde, aged 9

'I really like it that, in this book, Christy is the narrator, and that it's also about her friends Amira, Matteo and Sam. (I really enjoyed the first book, Science Geek Sam, too!) Amira is a new character and Matteo is very funny. The story is full of their adventures. I have learned lots of new things about wildlife and science, and about Ecuador. It's a fun and exciting book.' Matthew, aged 11

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