Paired with " Le trésor vénéneux de Sue Mac", this book is an entertaining way for students to practise their English and French. Environmental and social upheaval form the backdrop for this delightful story of young love. The story takes place in the Georgian Bay area of Ontario, Canada. Ravaged by the Greenhouse Effect, farmers have been forced to leave their farms but Ivy's mother stayed. "Poison Ivy" follows a young girl's personal journey as she lives down a nickname, makes friends, finds the boy of her dreams and solves the mystery of the map.