Welcome to Silver Street Farm (Hardcover)
Can three friends turn an abandoned train station into a city farm - or will developers succeed in building a parking lot there? Expressive black-and-white illustrations (7-9).
— From Today
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.
About the Author
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.
With kids actively seeking to better their city as a focal point, Davies has begun an amusing romp of a series. Clever children and supportive adults come together in this clever chapter book that will spark the imaginations of the target audience.