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Katherine Marsh revisits New York’s ghostly underworld in this gripping sequel to the Edgar Award-winning THE NIGHT TOURIST

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After traveling to New York City's ghostly underworld, Jack Perdu has made it back aboveground, to join the living. But, if he's alive why is he still seeing ghosts?
Jack tries hard to fit in at his new...

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Katherine Marsh revisits New York’s ghostly underworld in this gripping sequel to the Edgar Award-winning THE NIGHT TOURIST

FORMAT: 4 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATOR: Andrew Rannels

After traveling to New York City's ghostly underworld, Jack Perdu has made it back aboveground, to join the living. But, if he's alive why is he still seeing ghosts?
Jack tries hard to fit in at his new school--and tries even harder to win the affections of his classmate and friend, Cora. In an effort to impress her, Jack leads Cora to the entrance of the underworld and makes a terrible mistake. Soon they have crossed the threshold--and this time, there may be no getting back!
Like THE NIGHT TOURIST, this exciting sequel blends together the modern-day world and mythology.

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Editorial Reviews

Mary Quattlebaum
The allusions to ancient gods may draw fans of Rick Riordan's popular series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. However, the dark humor and poignant exchanges between the dead and living put this novel closer in tone and sensibility to The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. Like that Newbery winner, The Twilight Prisoner will keep kids reading late into the balmy nights ahead.
—The Washington Post
Publishers Weekly

In this quick-paced sequel to The Night Tourist, Marsh returns readers, and her hero Jack Perdu, to the New York City underworld. In an effort to impress his classmate Cora, Jack takes her to the underworld, but heightened security leaves them without a return route. Jack and Cora dodge underworld authorities as they track down the civil engineer who may hold the key to their escape, while piecing together a mystery involving Euri, the ghost Jack befriended in the previous book (readers needn't have read it, as Marsh provides sufficient background). The hallmarks of The Night Tourist remain: the historical trivia and humor Marsh weaves through her text (ghosts at the Bloomingdale asylum learn the limbo, as part of their therapy), appearances by notable deceased figures (Emily Post, W.H. Auden) and the influence of Greek myth. (This story takes cues from the story of Persephone, in which the goddess is abducted by Hades and brought to the underworld.) Readers should be drawn in by the complex relationships between Marsh's protagonists and Jack's continuing existential struggles, caught between the worlds of the living and the dead. Ages 10-up. (Apr.)

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Children's Literature - Renee Farrah
All Jack wants to do is impress Cora with more than his knowledge of Latin, so when he finds a way back to New York's underworld, he decides to take Cora with him and begrudgingly allows show-off Austin to tag along. Jack, however, was unaware of Austin's inclusion on the underworlds most wanted list, which meant being constantly tracked and hunted. With their original entrance blocked and Austin lost in the afterlife alone, Jack and Cora navigate the world of the dead to find Austin and another way out. If they cannot escape before three days are up, they will stay in the underworld forever. The only spirit with the knowledge to aid them in their escape is being sequestered by the politics of the underworld. A sequel to The Night Tourist, this book explores afterlife mythology with believable detail, including allusions to Hades and Persephone, but none of the text is too frightening or gruesome. Reviewer: Renee Farrah
VOYA - Deborah L. Dubois
Jack Perdu has been back from the underworld for months, but he is still seeing ghosts. He has made friends at his new school and is interested in Cora, a girl in his Latin club. When he tries to impress Cora, he mistakenly takes her into the underworld and finds that it will be harder to escape than the last time. Cerberus and the Guards are even more vigilant, and Cora does not have the ability to pass as a ghost like Jack does. If they stay in the underworld for more than three days, they can never leave. With the help of his ghostly friend Euri, they find a way to escape before they are trapped there forever. In this sequel to Night Tourist (Hyperion/ DBG, 2007/VOYA December 2007), Marsh explores the relationships between Jack, Cora, and Euri. Jack and Euri both grow in the understanding that they can love each other even though they live in two different worlds. They learn to wish the best for the other instead of being selfish. Jack and Cora end as friends, with Jack helping to save the boy Cora likes. This ending will be of most interest to fans of the first book. The emphasis is on the growth of the characters. There is less action, although there are still some scenes of close calls with Cerberus and the Guards. Purchase where the first book is popular. Reviewer: Deborah L. Dubois
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In this follow-up to The Night Tourist (Hyperion, 2007), Jack Perdu wants to get the attention of Cora Flores, a fellow member of the Chapman High School Latin Club. She brings his rival, Austin, along for a date that Jack has arranged, but Jack gamely takes them both on some urban underground exploring. He leads them to the underworld where he is reunited with Euri, the suicide victim who was his guide on his previous visit. The presence of living, breathing humans sets off a security alert, which means that the teens can't get out the way they came in. And after three days, they will become permanent underworld residents. But there are secret ways out. With the clock ticking, they journey aboveground in nighttime Manhattan, and, with Euri's help, Jack tries to find the ghost who mapped the city's underground passages while at the same time avoiding security ghosts and the three-headed dog, Cerberus. The discovery that Austin is still in the underworld adds another layer to a mystery that involves Euri, who, it turns out, is a poltergeist. With its references to Greek myth, the book will remind readers of Rick Riordan's "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series (Hyperion/Miramax). While the rules of the underworld sometimes seem arbitrary, the race-against-time narrative will keep readers flipping pages, and the characterization, especially Jack's selflessness, creates some genuine emotion. This one is for libraries in which fantasy is popular, which is probably most of them.-Tim Wadham, St. Louis County Library, MO

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Marsh proves immune to the sophomore jinx in this sequel; after a quick reset of The Night Tourist (2007), this briskly paced story soars. Fifteen-year-old Jack Perdu, ghost whisperer and the series's hero, is smitten by fellow Latin Club member Cora Flores. He musters up the courage to ask her out, but school heartthrob Austin Chapman tags along. Determined to one-up Austin, Jack suggests an underground tour of Columbia University. Actually, the tunnels are portals to the Underworld and Jack recklessly leads Cora and Austin into the ghostly realm. A second romantic thread spices the tale when Euri, Jack's deceased friend from the first book, appears. Jealousy crackles between the living and dead girls. The more pressing problem is that the trio must find an escape route within three days or join the ranks of the dead. Cerberus, mythology's vicious three-headed dog, relentlessly hunts the real-world humans while time mercilessly ticks away. The plot is lavishly draped with snappy dialogue, realistic teen characters and clever didn't-see-it-coming twists. An outstanding story with wide appeal. (Fantasy. YA)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423106944
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Marsh (www.katherinemarsh.com) is the Edgar Awardwinning author of The Night Tourist. She is the managing editor of The New Republicmagazine, where she edits articles on politics and culture. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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  • Posted January 21, 2010

    What a book!

    There are many positives and negatives in this book.Some positives are that the author explained the book and concept of the new york underworld really well. The author also has some good vocabulary and a good knowledge of latin. The negatives of this book is that he put to much latin in. She also had way too many dramatic events happening all at once.There was also a lot more crying and sadness then necessary.
    The writing style of the author is different in many ways. The author
    used third person narration. It was easy and hard to read in different parts of the book. For example, she would say sentences that would make you think " Who is she talking about? How is she using this term or word?" She made you think a little. But she also included a lot of action. She also included alot of emotion. She had a lot of sadness in this novel.I would recommend this book for many reasons. One reason is that it has a lot action. In almost every page there is running, screaming, and adventure. Its also exciting as they unravel the mystery of getting out of the under world. I would not recommend it because it has a lot of sadness. Other recommendations are The night Tourist,Haunted Christmas, and The Nancy Drew series. Some novels similar to The night Tourist are The stone Heart triology, Purple heart, and Lily Dale: Connecting.

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    This book is good. I jist finished the first book yesterday (february 27, 2014) and now am on the second book. I highly recomened this book for anybody who loves a good mystery, page turning action, a good laugh, a pich of sadness, and some rockin' girl power :)

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  • Posted April 25, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    This is the second of two books about a young boy who almost dies and afterwards starts seeing ghosts. He goes to the Underworld to find his mother who passed away when he was a little boy and has the adventure of his life. This book continues his adventures. Both books are fascinating, creative, and easy to read. The author has a way of writing that whisks you away with the characters without you knowing it. Even though this is meant as a children's book, it was thoroughly enjoyable for me, as an adult, to read it. It also deals with the theme of friendship and love - which I really like in books. An excellent read!

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