The Silver Sixby A. J. Lieberman, Darren Rawlings (Illustrator)
When a group of orphans discover they have a common connection, plucky heroine Phoebe leads them in a daring escape from their orphanage to an uninhabited moon. But their idyllic paradise is shattered when the powerful corporate boss who caused the deaths of their parents sends a relentless
A group of orphans on the run search for a new home among the stars.
When a group of orphans discover they have a common connection, plucky heroine Phoebe leads them in a daring escape from their orphanage to an uninhabited moon. But their idyllic paradise is shattered when the powerful corporate boss who caused the deaths of their parents sends a relentless henchman to track them down. Now, with nowhere left to turn and tired of being on the run, these resourceful kids decide there's only one thing left to do: Fight back!
Gr 6 Up—After Phoebe's parents are killed when their shuttle mysteriously explodes, Phoebe and her robot, Max, hide her illegal orphan status for an entire year. When she is finally discovered and sent to Child Welfare Services, she and five other orphans discover their secret connection-all of their parents were killed on the same shuttle, and they all left their children identical Moon-registry documents. The plot unfolds from there, weaving themes of friendship and teamwork into an exciting sci-fi story that will keep readers turning the pages. Rawlings's illustrations are bright, colorful, cartoony, and so appealing that they could attract readers who are not mature enough to fully appreciate this story on all of its levels. Strictly judging by the cover, one might assume that this is a story about six children having a futuristic adventure, appropriate for third or fourth graders. But in reality, the story focuses primarily on Phoebe, who is 12 and who experiences several tragically painful circumstances, so The Silver Six is actually more appropriate for a slightly older audience.—Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library
Meet the Author
Andy Lieberman started writing at MTV Networks, where he wrote and produced for both Jon Stewart and Ted Demme. Later, he wrote numerous monthly titles for DC COMICS, including Batman, Gotham Knights, War Games, Harley Quin, and Martian Manhunter. He also cocreated Cowboy Ninja Viking, an ongoing monthly comic from Image Comics. Andy lives in Plainview, NY.
DARREN RAWLINGS graduated from the prestigious animation program at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. He is the Creative Director and owner of Thinkmore Studios, an animation / motion graphic company with clients such as Warner Bros., Discovery Channel and BBC. Darren lives in Dundalk, Ontario.
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