Welcome to Silver Street Farm

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Candlewick Press, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
12 Reviews
Some animal farms are up in the hills, or down winding lanes. But Silver Street Farm is different — it’s in the middle of a city, and it’s run by kids!

Even though Meera, Gemma, and Karl live in the city, they’ve always wanted a farm of their own. And it looks as though their dream may happen sooner than they imagined when Meera discovers an abandoned railway station with grounds for grazing. Next, some eggs they thought were foul hatch into ducklings, and a couple of "poodles" bought off the Internet turn out to be lambs. There’s just one problem: how can the kids — and the community — persuade the city council not to turn the old site into a parking garage? The first in a series of fun-filled stories about Silver Street Farm, here is a tale with natural appeal for kids who love animals, aim to be green, and enjoy a do-ityourself
spirit of adventure.

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Review: Welcome to Silver Street Farm

User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

This book starts off slow, but picks up steam by chapter 4. My son's favorite part was when Karl (the token boy) befriends the mean guard dog with jellybeans. We would have liked that friendly guard ... Read full review

Review: Welcome to Silver Street Farm

User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

Well this was an endearing book in its "small yet mighty" theme, as three kids with a dream of opening a farm in their city give it all they have. My adult brain had a hard time getting around the ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Nicola Davies has a degree in zoology and is the author of many nonfiction books for young readers, including Poop and Just the Right Size, both illustrated by Neal Layton, and Gaia Warriors. The Silver Street Farm stories mark her short-fiction series debut. Nicola Davies lives in Wales.

Katharine McEwen has illustrated more than twenty-five books, including Allan Ahlberg’s The Children Who Smelled a Rat and Phyllis Root’s Here Comes Tabby Cat and Hey, Tabby Cat! Katharine McEwen lives in England.

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