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Recycled

Recycled
  

"Every year in the developed world, an average person throws away 45 kgs of plastic, two trees worth of paper, 160 cans and 107 bottles. Colin takes his recycling school project to heart and tries to convert his own family first, with great difficulty, before he tries to save the... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775531371
Published 3 October 2014 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By McKay, Sandy
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ISBN-13 9781775531371
ISBN-10 1775531376
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Random House New Zealand
Publication Date 3 October 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By McKay, Sandy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
NBS Text Childrenis Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 660652

Description of this Electronic Book

The funny, imaginative, award-winning story of a boy who tries to save the world through recycling.

Every year in the developed world, an average person throws away 45 kgs of plastic, two trees worth of paper, 160 cans and 107 bottles. Colin takes his recycling school project to heart and tries to convert his own family first, with great difficulty, before he tries to save the world.

He becomes a self-appointed eco-warrior and comes up against his sister, who delivers junk mail, his mother, who sells real estate and hang-glides for de-stressing and his father who spends a lot of time in the garage. Colin becomes involved with the Roseview Rubbish Rescue Centre and the character who runs it. They along with others, organise a campaign to protest selling off the centre for development.

This is a well-told story with many hilarious episodes that will delight young readers.The text is playful and imaginative, lighthearted and funny, but also intelligent and informative. It won the Junior Fiction category of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards in 2002.

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Author's Bio

Sandy McKay is an experienced writer for children; she is the author of over 12 titles, most notably, Recycled, My Dad the All Black, Losing It and One Stroppy Jockey. She's a recipient of the Dunedin College of Education Writer in Residency, and her books have been short-listed for the NZ Post and LIANZA awards and have been listed as Storylines Notable Books. Sandy won the Junior Fiction Category of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards for Recycled. Her landmark book, Losing It, was short-listed for the Esther Glen Award and dramatised by Radio NZ.

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