Riparia’s River

By Michael J. Caduto. (Tilbury House Publishers, Gardiner, Maine)
“It was a sultry summer day, the kind that would make a frog sweat, if it could…”
Gretchen, Jason, Mark, and Daphne are horrified to find their favorite swimming hole filled with green slime. A mysterious naturalist named Riparia helps the children understand how pollution is affecting the nature of the river. Friends and neighbors help restore clean water to the river they love. Filled with information and action, Riparia’s River features lush, realistic illustrations that illuminate the children’s passion for their river.

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Michael J. Caduto

Illustrated by Olga Pastuchiv

Publication date: June 1, 2011

Hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-327-4

9 x 10, 32 pages, color illustrations

Children / Environment; Grades 3-6