Flower Power

  • Pages:144
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:family, activism, environmentalism, humor, peaceful protest
  • Available:02/08/2022
  • Reading Level:3.5
  • Lexile:HL600L
  • ATOS:3.7
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:S
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Has a protest to save a tree gone too far?

Callie's mother has chained herself to the neighbor's tree and is living inside the treehouse. She refuses to come down until the neighbor, Mr. Wilson, agrees to leave the tree standing. Soon reporters arrive, followed by an activist group called the Singing Grannies and a gang of bikers—each group adding to the chaos. Callie doesn't want to deal with any of them but she needs to figure out how to get her mother to come down from the tree so that her life can return to normal.

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read! The epub edition of this title is fully accessible.

"This humourous and inventive story is full of wit."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"The storyline is fast-paced and interesting while being written at a readability level which will appeal to those who struggle with reading."
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"By dealing with issues such as activism, environmentalism and conflict resolution, Ann Walsh has crafted a thoughtful novel that will appeal to readers both younger and older than its intended age group."
– Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Canadian Children’s Book News
"An amusing and engaging novel...Recommended."
– Canadian Book Review Annual
Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Our Choice   | 2006  |  Commended
Chocolate Lily Book Awards - Chapter Books / Early Novels   | 2007  |  Short-listed

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