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)