Beyond the Western Sea #1: Escape From Home

Beyond the Western Sea #1: Escape From Home

by Avi

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Overview

Avi's suspense-filled, seafaring adventure gets a bold new package! It's 1851. Fifteen-year-old Maura O'Connell and her twelve-year-old brother Patrick are about to set sail on an epic voyage to America to flee the brutal poverty of Ireland and to be reunited with their father. Eleven-year-old Laurence Kirkle, the son of an English lord, runs away from home to escape his cruel older brother and start a new life in a new world. All three children face nothing but obstacles along the way--from stolen money to con men to hunger and fatigue. It seems that none of them will get out of the port city of Liverpool until fate brings them together. Avi's masterful plot-spinning skills create an adventure filled with unexpected twists and turns.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545392471
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Series: Beyond the Western Sea , #1
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,056,295
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Avi’s work spans nearly every genre and has received nearly every major prize, including the Newbery Medal for CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD and Newbery Honors for NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH and THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE. Avi lives in Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at www.avi-writer.com.

Date of Birth:

December 23, 1937

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

University of Wisconsin; M.A. in Library Science from Columbia University, 1964

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