for The Golden Aquarians by Monica Hughes
From Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Walt's demanding, domineering father, Colonel Angus Eliot, is making the planet Aqua bend to his will. Under his command, crews are working around the clock to mine the planet's resources. Sensitive Walt is a newcomer to life off of Earth, and to life with his father, and now he must convince this intimidating, single-minded man that, despite research claims to the contrary, there is intelligent life on Aqua that is threatened by the work. A novel set in 2092 that blends fast-paced adventure with contemporary issues of ethics and environment. (Ages 9-11)
CCBC Choices 1995. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995. Used with permission.
From the Publisher
From the popular author of The Crystal Drop, The Promise and Invitation to the Game, a fast-moving adventure story with a timely environmental theme and fascinating alien characters. At the heart of the story is the the lesson that the power to create is also the power to destroy.
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.