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Groundwood Books


Written by Jennifer Cowan

For kids - 14 years old | Published April 01, 2009 | ISBN 9781554980130
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / General

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Regular price $9.95 CAD

232 pages
Digital Format

About this book


Jennifer Cowan

A New York Times Editors' Choice

Earthgirl follows the eco-evolution of sixteen-year-old Sabine Solomon, who is thrown into the fray one afternoon when she's riding her bike downtown to join her friends, and an idling minivan driver carelessly tosses leftovers from McDonald's out the car window, blindsiding Sabine and leaving her covered in plum sauce.

When Sabine tosses the garbage back at the offensive driver, an altercation ensues that is captured on the videophones of her friends. In a technological blink, footage is posted on YouTube, and Sabine finds herself at the center of a heated eco-debate. A crusader is born.

About the Author

Jennifer Cowan

Jennifer Cowan is a writer and story editor whose television credits include the animated comedy Producing Parker, Traders, the teen soap Edgement (2004 Leo Award for Best Screenwriting in a Youth or Children's Series / 2004 Gemini Award nominee), The Saddle Club, The Zack Files and Ready or Not. She is the producer and director of the award-winning documentary, Douglas Coupland Close Personal Friend, and has produced arts, pop culture and entertainment magazine programs and documentaries for the CBC, TVOntario and CityTV. Earthgirl is her first book. Jennifer lives and works in Toronto.

Awards and Praise
earthgirl is smart, funny, attuned to the times, and completely appropriate for its intended audience...Not only is the book entertaining, but it's educational as well, without being obvious about it.