The Boy at the End of the World
  • The Boy at the End of the World
  • The Boy at the End of the World

The Boy at the End of the World

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by Greg Van Eekhout
     
 

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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.See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Printz Award winning author of Ship Breaker Paolo Bacigalupi

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.
author of The Magic Thief Sarah Prineas

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.
Newbery Honor author of Savvy Ingrid Law

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.
Library Media Connection

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.
Booklist

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599909189
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
313,352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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