Meet Christy a determined young girl, who is passionate about saving the planet.
Along with her boyfriend geeky Sam and best friend Amira and other school mates, they win a science competition and an opportunity to travel to Ecuador to write travel blogs. Excitement and anticipation for the trip is overshadowed by a HUGE dilemma for conscientious Christy. Can they get there in an eco-friendly way? Will she have to miss out on a trip of a lifetime to see the wildlife and experience the culture of Ecuador because of her principles? How best can she do her part to care for God’s creation? After finding a brilliant solution, once in Ecuador, Christy and her fellow adventurers discover the trip is not all that it seems!
A gripping adventure for any child passionate about wildlife of the rainforest, endangered ecosystems and being a responsible eco-warrior.
See also Science Geek Sam and his Secret Logbook for a further fact-filled and thought-provoking story featuring Christy and Sam and their classmates.
"Science Geek Christy is a great read. It effortlessly weaves fascinating facts about our planet into a compelling story, with brilliant relatable characters. Parents will learn loads too. There are eco heroes, animal surprises and a cool carbon calculator. Enjoy the trip to Ecuador!" - Jo Swinney, Head of Communications, A Rocha International
"Inspiring, heartfelt, informative and funny, Science Geek Christy is both a great read and a great source of ideas for positive actions supporting both people and planet." - Teresa Mulliken, Senior Advisor, TRAFFIC
"What a fantastic story! Christy and her pals have a huge adventure, while taking us on a whistle stop tour of some of the biggest issues facing us all today – fossil fuels, carbon footprints, food waste, plastics and more. I loved the way Petra has woven a biblical understanding of creation care and some tricky moral dilemmas into the story. Highly recommended for young readers." - Caroline Pomeroy, Climate Scientist and Director of Climate Stewards
"A great way to engage children in real and significant concerns through a fabulous story." - Revd Cate Williams, Environmental Engagement Officer, Diocese of Gloucester
"An exciting story with lots of eco-dilemmas and twists and turns. It’s packed full of amazing facts and ideas of positive changes we can all make. A reminder that we all have a voice and can all make a difference, especially when we work together." - Sarah, mum to Ethan aged 9 and Harriet and Isabelle aged 7
"It's a very fun book, full of surprises. I got into it quickly because the first bit, about the climate march, was very exciting and fun straight away." - Linde, aged 9
"I really like it that, in this book, Christy is the narrator, and that it's also about her friends Amira, Matteo and Sam. (I really enjoyed the first book, Science Geek Sam, too!) Amira is a new character and Matteo is very funny. The story is full of their adventures. I have learned lots of new things about wildlife and science, and about Ecuador. It's a fun and exciting book." - Matthew, aged 11
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Lively, warm, cheerful, conversational and sensible narrative. Who wouldn't love the ambitious and courageous Christy and her thriving blogs! Interwoven with Biblical values, Science Geek Christy and her Eco-Logbook by Petra Crofton brings to light the shocking facts about the human induced ecological imbalance and opens our eyes to eco-friendly information and super strong resources...inspiring further research and understanding. Practical, funny and environment conscious, Science Geek Christy and her Eco-Logbook is loaded with spirit and empowerment!