Trouble on the St. Johns River
In Trouble on the St. Johns River, the Johnson kids┐Joey, Bobby and Katy┐are up to their adventurous ways again. But this time, instead of exploring history, they┐re making it! Joey and Bobby start their summer vacation by setting out for their favorite fishing pond, but end up leading a crusade to clean up the environment instead.Finding the pond covered with green muck and dead fish, the brothers decide to ┐do something┐ about it. That leads to a close encounter with a manatee, a visit to a center that rehabilitates injured sea turtles, and a boat tour on the St. Johns River. What they learn through these experiences inspires them to create ┐The Greenies┐ and chart a course of action that captures the attention of many, including a local TV station. By the end of the story, Joey, who thought there was nothing kids could do to make a difference, realizes that perhaps they are the very ones who can. It┐s a story of awakening that will inspire young readers to become more aware of their environment and give them some ideas on how to preserve it.
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