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 Violet Mackerel's pocket protest (Violet Mackerel)
 Author: Branford, Anna

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2014)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 118 p., ill., 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 145531 ISBN: 9781442494589
 Ages: 6-10 Grades: 1-5

 Protest movements -- Fiction
 Oak -- Fiction
 Trees -- Fiction
 Environmental protection -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Violet and Rose organize a protest to save the big oak tree in Clover Park.

 Illustrator: Allen, Elanna
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 168474
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.80
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 63859

   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/14)
   School Library Journal (11/01/14)
   Booklist (07/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 07/01/2014 In her sixth book, Violet and her friend Rose discover that their favorite oak tree is scheduled to be cut down to make way for a parking lot. The two girls come up with some low-key forms of protest, including signs, a petition, messages tucked within acorns and placed around town, and a letter to the newspaper. As in previous installments, Branford manages to make circumstances work out for Violet, a good-hearted kid who can figure out what she is feeling before she speaks. The fortuitous ending may be overly optimistic, but it reads like just desserts. Allen’s plentiful illustrations not seen in galley. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 11/01/2014 Gr 2–4—Sweet and likable Violet and best friend Rose band together to protect their beloved oak tree, which is in danger of being demolished. The latest entry in this charming, Australia-set chapter book series will inspire readers to find their voices and advocate for their own causes, big or small. - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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