The Crystal Drop

The Crystal Drop❴EPUB❵ ✺ The Crystal Drop Author Monica Hughes – Heartforum.co.uk It is , and a terrible drought has struck the world With their parents gone, Megan and Ian make a life threatening journey of survival to their uncle s distant settlement It is , and a terrible drought has struck the world With their parents gone, Megan and Ian make a life threatening journey of survival to their uncle s distant settlement.

Monica Hughes was a very popular writer for young people, and has won numerous prizes Her books have been published in the United States, Poland, Spain, Japan, France, Scandinavia, England, and Germany She has twice The Crystal Epub / received the Canada Council Prize for Children s Literature, and was runner up for the Guardian AwardShe is the author of Keeper of the Isis Light, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, which also received a Certificate of Honor from the International Board on Books for Young People Hunter in the Dark, also an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and Sandwriter, among many other titles.

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  • The Crystal Drop
  • Monica Hughes
  • 23 June 2019
  • 0382286316

10 thoughts on “The Crystal Drop

  1. Gale says:

    SCARS ON THE LAND AND IN HER HEARTHughes depicts a grim but ultimately hopeful future for decent people in the Canadian Rockies Her story, set in the early 21st century, paints an arid world that has been all but destroyed by mankind s arrogance, ambition and blatant disregard for the balances of Nature Mother Earth, racial equilibrium and even the distortion of morality in general Despite the young protagonists, this is not necessarily a Young Adult novel, for the author develops several SCARS ON THE LAND AND IN HER HEARTHughes depicts a grim but ultimately hopeful future for decent people in the Canadian Rockies Her story, set in the early 21st century, paints an arid world that has been all but destroyed by mankind s arrogance, ambition and blatant disregard for the balances of Nature Mother Earth, racial equilibrium and even the distortion of morality in general Despite the young protagonists, this is not necessarily a Young Adult novel, for the author develops several mature themes she urges educated conservation and bio geo awareness respect for ancient cultures recognition of the predatory effects of Civilization When will humanity accept responsibility for preserving the delicate balance among the Earth s ecosystems Orpahned Megan 13 and Ian 10 undertake a reluctant quest to leave their deserted, decaying home after the sudden death of their mother in childbirth to seek a uptopian society vaguely to the West established by deliciously alluring Waterfalls Turning their backs on a parched and eroded wilderness, the plucky youngsters struggle against Nature, human nature at its worst, and their own sibling rivalries Megan is driven to save herself and protect her brother by locating a rud uncle if he is still alive The literary style includes much dialogue and some mini backtracking of time replaying a scene from another character s point of view Can two kids make it through a hostile world to a land flowing with sweet water, where enlightened people work to revive the earth Reminiscent of Terry Nations futurist old series on PBS, SURVIVORS We need to establish Connections with our planet For thoughtful readers of all ages May 28, 2012 I welcome dialogue with teachers

  2. Stephanie A. says:

    For the most part, it was a fairly engaging survivalist quasi post apocalypse story set in the not too distant future, so it was believable That said, as soon as I saw the cover, it triggered an awful memory from the story I ve been trying to suppress for several years now view spoiler You see that cute dog Don t get attached to him They lose him at one point, either just before or around the same time they are given shelter and a particularly nourishing meal by some people Before they go, For the most part, it was a fairly engaging survivalist quasi post apocalypse story set in the not too distant future, so it was believable That said, as soon as I saw the cover, it triggered an awful memory from the story I ve been trying to suppress for several years now view spoiler You see that cute dog Don t get attached to him They lose him at one point, either just before or around the same time they are given shelter and a particularly nourishing meal by some people Before they go, however, they open a freezer doorand discover their dog has been killed by these people for food, and they had eaten some of the meat HI THERE, MY WORST NIGHTMARE hide spoiler

  3. Debbie says:

    Set in Alberta, Canada Without being a spoiler, a couple of concerns include the ending and the section on the Blackfoot tribe which includes some especially disconcerting pieces.

  4. Prudence and the Crow says:

    Not Hughes finest hour there are a few things that dragged me the wrong way in this, essentially The Road but with small children and, crucially, publishedthan a decade earlier Strong turns of character voice and occasional, piercing jabs of humanity couldn t keep me on side in this immediately grim, post apocalyptic road trip.

  5. Twyla says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here My favorite part was wither when Megan and Ian found their uncle or when Mitch and Sadie rescued Megan after she was injured, because they were the first actually nice people that they had met since they left home My least favorite part was wither when Megan an Ian s mother died or when they had to eat Charlie.

  6. Jenn says:

    It might have helped that I have frequently traveled the roads these kids do so I could imagine it in my mind but I loved this story Of the effects of climate change, of the Canadian prairies, but mostly of family and of survival.

  7. Beverly says:

    It s an entertaining you and me against the world kind of adventure story, but it is a futuristic fantasy that imagines a world in which global warming blamed on mis management of resources has come to an unfortunate result, making survival almost impossible There are multiple references to the hole in the ozone layer, as well as helping Mother Earth heal herself, with bits of Native American Spiritism mixed in It is definitely not consistent with a Biblical viewpoint of God s sovereig It s an entertaining you and me against the world kind of adventure story, but it is a futuristic fantasy that imagines a world in which global warming blamed on mis management of resources has come to an unfortunate result, making survival almost impossible There are multiple references to the hole in the ozone layer, as well as helping Mother Earth heal herself, with bits of Native American Spiritism mixed in It is definitely not consistent with a Biblical viewpoint of God s sovereign maintenance of the world as promised since the flood.I think it s asking a little much of a 4th level reader to be able to sort through those issues appropriately without being confused regarding the Biblical issues

  8. Glen says:

    This book was read to me during junior high, by a teacher whose name as since escaped my memory But I never forgot the story, or the patience and care my teacher took in reading to her classroom every day.The Crystal Drop takes place around the country where I grew up Southern Alberta It is a story of loss and hope I remember one astonishing scene, which takes place at Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, where the two main characters meet some unlikely allies, but it turns out to bethan th This book was read to me during junior high, by a teacher whose name as since escaped my memory But I never forgot the story, or the patience and care my teacher took in reading to her classroom every day.The Crystal Drop takes place around the country where I grew up Southern Alberta It is a story of loss and hope I remember one astonishing scene, which takes place at Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, where the two main characters meet some unlikely allies, but it turns out to bethan they bargained for I won t spoil it for you, but I highly recommend that you read this novel

  9. Cupof Tea says:

    This book was difficult to categorize Much of what Monica Hughes writes is science fiction, but I would call thisspeculative fiction Written in 1992, set in 2011, in a bleak future that never was Northern Alberta in a drought, the farmland now too alkaline to grow, and two children alone in uninhabitable territory Many themes and topics I enjoyed about this book a journey dealing with survival, Canadian aboriginal legends, and environmental problems.At times it reminded me of The This book was difficult to categorize Much of what Monica Hughes writes is science fiction, but I would call thisspeculative fiction Written in 1992, set in 2011, in a bleak future that never was Northern Alberta in a drought, the farmland now too alkaline to grow, and two children alone in uninhabitable territory Many themes and topics I enjoyed about this book a journey dealing with survival, Canadian aboriginal legends, and environmental problems.At times it reminded me of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

  10. smalls says:

    This book grabs you right away An eleven year old girl helps her mother give birth to her new brother, only to have them both die It is now up the her to get her seven year old brother and herself to her uncles house in another state It is set in the near future and suggests that the world has run out of water, and has destroyed most of the land They are up against Survivalists, and wild animals as they travel alone Very good story, for a young readers book.

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