Energy Island

How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World

By DRUMMOND, Allan

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ISBN
978-0-37432-184-0
Publisher
Farrar Frances Foster Bks.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on March 1, 2011  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 2–6—This account of how the residents of a Danish island made large and small changes to switch to renewable energy sources puts names and faces to processes described in more conventional discussions of alternative energy. Before the transformation, Samsø's most remarkable feature was its continual winds. A determined teacher spent several years trying to convince residents to create their own energy sources to break their dependence on energy generated on the mainland. Two residents eventually agreed to p...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

On Samsø, an island "in the middle of Denmark...in the middle of the sea," the inhabitants decided to "harness the wind" and...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on March 1, 2011

Writing from a Samsø child’s point of view, Allan Drummond takes readers step by step through the island’s switch to renewable energy and emphasizes the role of individual community members in making the change. (Søren Hermansen, who is featured in the book, was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine in 2008.) The accessible, lively presentation inc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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