Operation Redwood (Hardcover)
Summer 2009 Kids' List
“When city boy Julian Carter-Li discovers that his uncle's corporation is planning to cut down an ancient redwood forest for lumber, he links up with Robin, whose conservation-minded family runs a small organic farm, to save the forest. The book is a rich source for discussion -- a worthy choice for school or pleasure reading.”
— Vicky Uminowicz, Titcomb's Bookshop, East Sandwich, MA
Clandestine e-mail exchanges, secret trips, fake press releases, and a tree-house standoff are among the clever stunts and pranks the kid heroes pull off in this exciting ecological adventure. -Sibley Carter is a moron and a world-class jerk - When Julian Carter-Li intercepts an angry e-mail message meant for his high-powered uncle, it sets him on the course to stop an environmental crime His uncle's company plans to cut down some of the oldest and last California redwood trees, and its up to Julian, and a ragtag group of friends, to figure out a way to stop them. This action-packed debut novel shows the power of determined individuals, no matter what their age, to stand up to environmental wrongdoing. F&P level: U
About the Author
S. Terrell French is an environmental lawyer and first-time author. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children, and has made many favorite trips to redwood forests.