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Pattie and her family are among the last refugees to flee a dying Earth in an old spaceship. And when the group finally lands on the distant planet which is to be their new home, it seems that the four-year journey has been a success. But as they begin to settle this shiny new world, they discover that the colony is in serious jeopardy. Nothing on this planet is edible, and they may not be able to grow food. With supplies dwindling, Pattie and her sister decide to take the one chance that might make life possible on Shine.
Hardcover, 71 pages
Published on June 1, 1982 by Farrar Straus & Giroux
ISBN-10: 0374327785
ISBN-13: 9780374327781
27 Book Reviews
  • inmemoryofcpr
    inmemoryofcprabout 2 years55 starsFeatured
    Pattie, her family, and a few others are the last to leave Earth just before the great disaster. On the new planet, called Shine, they struggle to survive as supplies dwindle, time runs out, and danger lurks among them. Pattie and her friends explore the planet and discover many interesting things that may prove useful for them. I would recommend this for ages 9+ this book reminds me that a day will come when Earth will not be able to support life, because of us. I am sad of all the polluting and everything. I hope this book can inspire everybody to conserve and save the Earth.
    • wizardginnyl
      wizardginnylover 2 years44 stars
      this book was great! i recommend it.
      • threader23
        threader23over 5 years
        have you heard of a book could I survived its amazing its about a boy who survived every thing theres about 6 of them
        • vbecerra
          vbecerraover 6 years
          If you like Science Fiction you are going to love this book.
          • gcollins1
            gcollins1over 6 years44 starsFeatured
            The green book is actually a very good book. My class read it as our read aloud while we studied science fiction. It got most of my classmates hooked and excited to read. The green book leaves you with a lot of questions unanswered. You will asking a new question after every chapter! The book is a very short read but it will hook you like a fish even if you do not like science fiction!
            • jtesar
              jtesarover 6 years55 stars
              The cover of this book doesn't describe the book very well. It isn't a creepy book. It is about a community that has to leave earth and go to a new planet because of the disaster. They land on a planet called shine. They have to learn survival skills. Will they make it or not? Read it now!
              • mgruening
                mgrueningover 6 years
                This book was okay. It wasn't my favorite but I liked the ending.
                • ediggins8347
                  ediggins8347over 6 years44 stars
                  good book and it is one in a million in my good book rater
                  • cmull
                    cmullover 6 years55 stars
                    A good book with a surprising result at the end. Read it to find out, I loved it.
                    • drewdking
                      drewdkingover 6 years
                      It was a interesting book