Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World

Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World

by Allan Drummond

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Overview

Hold onto your hats! It's windy on the Danish island of Samso. Meet the environmentally friendly people who now proudly call their home Energy Island.

At a time when most countries are producing ever-increasing amounts of CO2, the rather ordinary citizens of Samsø have accomplished something extraordinary—in just ten years they have reduced their carbon emissions by 140% and become almost completely energy independent. A narrative tale and a science book in one, this inspiring true story proves that with a little hard work and a big idea, anyone can make a huge step towards energy conservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374321840
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Author/illustrator Allan Drummond studied at the Royal College of Art. His many books include Tin Lizzie, a Green Earth Honor Book. He lives in Savannah, Georgia ,where he is Chair of Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
smoore75 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Energy Island tells the story of how the Danish island, Samso, became energy independent by using their most important and prevalent natural resource, the wind. It is told in story book fashion and has interesting sidebars giving more detailed information at a higher reading level. They discuss different topics, such as, "Renewable Energy," "Global Warming," and "Wind Energy." I found the book very interesting and would certainly recommend for classrooms K - 4. The illustrations are bright and compliment the text. The endpages have similar illustrations as are in the book and are of people enjoying the wind and chasing their hats. The saying constant throughout the book is, "Hold onto your hats!"