February 17, 2012

Life in a bog

The Eco-Diary of Kiran Singer
by Sue Ann Alderson

A week in the life of 12-year-old Kiran Singer, who's a little worried about the state of the world. Kiran's grandmother invites her to spend time with the boggers - a group of people taking care of a bog*. As they weed and plant, they observe the birds, animals, and flowers that surround them.

A book of poetry, Alderson's verses brim with life, expertly evoking the sights and sounds of nature.

* a bog is a piece of wet, spongy ground, similiar to a swamp (only smaller)

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