The Boy at the End of the World

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Overview

In a future world, Fisher is the last boy on earth. But evidence suggests there may be a far-away survival bunk with other humans. In order to get there, he'll need to rely on a ragtag team he assembles, including a robot, a mammoth, and a prairie dog with basic English skills. Readers will be riveted as this unlikely team races toward survival.

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Overview

In a future world, Fisher is the last boy on earth. But evidence suggests there may be a far-away survival bunk with other humans. In order to get there, he'll need to rely on a ragtag team he assembles, including a robot, a mammoth, and a prairie dog with basic English skills. Readers will be riveted as this unlikely team races toward survival.

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"Fisher's survivalist journey through the ruins of our future is both funny and affecting, full of transformed creatures, broken cities, and mad robots. Amid desperate escapes, explosive battles and piles of mammoth dung, The Boy at the End of the World, also manages to ask interesting questions about our place in the world, and where we're headed as a species." —Paolo Bacigalupi, Printz Award winning author of Ship Breaker

"Greg van Eekhout's The Boy at the End of the World is both moving and full of adventure. This remarkable survival story will change the way readers think about themselves and the world they live in." —Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Thief

"Greg van Eekhout's The Boy at the End of the World is wholly engaging and action packed. It is a compelling journey story filled with unusual friendships and a vision of the future that doesn't shy away from eco-heavy messages and themes as it plunges the reader ever forward toward a riveting, cinematic end." —Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor author of Savvy

"The characters are well developed and the moral dilemmas are sound. This is an excellent beginning for science fiction readers and the study of dystopian society. Recommended." — Library Media Connection

"The author of Kid vs. Squid (2010) repeats with another quirky, high-stakes adventure hung about with oddball ideas and life-threatening hazards... Van Eekhout moves his tale along briskly to a violent, suspenseful climax… A pleaser for readers who prefer their sf livened up with unpredictable elements and emotional complexity." —Booklist

"Part speculative fiction, part cinematic survival adventure, the novel features a brisk pace and clever and snappy dialogue. The real, scary possibility of human destruction of our own environment is tempered by this diverting tale of the possibilities of continued existence and the meaning of hope, friendship and community." —Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599909189
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 83,634
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

GREG VAN EEKHOUT is the author of the middle-grade novel Kid vs. Squid and the adult novel Norse Code. His last name is pronounced like this: van, as in the thing you drive, eek, as in, "Eek, killer robots are stomping the rutabagas!" and hout, like "out" with an h in front of it. The emphasis is on Eek: van EEKhout.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    This book is an excellent book about the survival of a young boy

    This book is an excellent book about the survival of a young boy who discovers that the world is about to end. I liked reading this book mostly because of the many unexpected turns which added much to the story. While this book is a very good experience there are some lessons in it about how humans impact the earth and what they cause. This book is one of a kind and I recommend it for people who like highly intense and humorous stories.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    F

    Incredible book! Great plot,adventure,humor,and everything else it takes to make a great book. I highly recommend!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Read

    I loved it I think you should definitley read it I'm 13 so if your thirteen read it. ;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Sasquatch

    It is a sasquatch book for the year 2013. So if you have to read sasqatch books at your school, read this.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Whatever

    Awesome book,read it!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    Great

    Alot of books are about survival and future

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    This book is amazing get it

    ILOVEREX22

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Rate and read

    Boy at the end of world

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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