The soda bottle school : a true story about recycling, teamwork, and one crazy idea (#0963UNX)

by Kutner, Laura; illustrated by Darragh, Aileen

4 reviews & awards | 4 full-text reviews

Hardcover Tilbury House, Publishers, 2014
Price: USD 14.78
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Dewey: 363.72; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 4.1
AR 4.1 LG .5 171327EN; LEX 620L; F&P Q


 


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Overview
From Follett

Tells the story of schoolchildren in Guatemala who reused soda bottles to expand their school.

From the Publisher
Why not use soda bottles, which were scattered all around, to form the cores of the walls? Never underestimate the power of an idea!Laura Kutner, the real-life "Seno Laura" in The Soda Bottle School, wrote this book because she wanted to "inspire young readers to believe in themselves and work together to make the world a better place, and have fun at the same time."Sometimes thinking outside the box--or inside the bottle--leads to the perfect solution.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Tilbury House, Publishers
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
  • Dewey: 363.72
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Tracings: Slade, Suzanne, author. ; Darragh, Aileen, 1962- illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-88448-371-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-88448-371-7
  • LCCN: 2013-040075
  • Follett Number: 0963UNX
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 4.1
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.1
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 171327EN
  • Lexile: 620L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Q

Reviews & Awards
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 09/01/14
  • Kirkus Reviews, 05/01/14
  • Library Media Connection, 03/01/15
  • School Library Journal, 07/01/14

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Spring 2015)
In the Guatemalan village of Granados, a teacher gets the idea to expand the too-small school by building walls with "bricks" of discarded soda bottles stuffed with trash, and one student mobilizes the townsfolk to complete the construction. The included author's note is somewhat redundant, but the story of resourcefulness and cooperation is well paced and illustrated with friendly, gestural watercolors. Glos.

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