Wonder at the Edge of the World

Wonder at the Edge of the World

by Nicole Helget


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Wonder at the Edge of the World by Nicole Helget

In this captivating quest that spans the globe, a young girl who wants to know everything challenges her assumptions about family, loyalty, and friendship as she fights to save her father's legacy--and to begin creating her own.

Hallelujah Wonder wants to become one of the first female scientists of the nineteenth century. She knows every specimen and rare artifact that her explorer father hid deep in a cave before he died, and she feels a great responsibility to protect the objects (particularly a mesmerizing and dangerous one called Medicine Head) from a wicked Navy captain who would use it for evil. Now she and her friend Eustace, a runaway slave, must set out on a sweeping adventure by land and by sea to the only place where no one will ever find the cursed relic... the cold of Antarctica.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316245081
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 498,133
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nicole Helget is the acclaimed author of the middle grade novels The End of the Wild and Wonder at the Edge of the World as well as three adult novels, The Turtle Catcher, The Summer of Ordinary Ways, and Stillwater. She has also co-authored a middle grade novel, Horse Camp. She lives in St. Peter, Minnesota.

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Wonder at the Edge of the World 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No way!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4stars i put that because i think its gouing to be good.......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like I was going to Antarctica in my own bedroom. My number 1 book.
KarenfromDothan More than 1 year ago
Pre-Civil War Kansas Territory is a vast and lonely place for young Hallelujah “Lu” Wonder.  She, along with her older sister, Praise Be “Priss”, and their mother live outside the town of Tolerone.  A town where a fierce battle is taking place between abolitionists and pro-slavery factions.   Lu’s best and only friend is Eustace, a slave, about to reach his 14th birthday, who longs to be free.  Lu’s late father was an explorer who left behind a large collection of artifacts and specimens which he had amassed from traveling the world.  His killer, an obsessed evil man, will stop at nothing until he gets his hands on one of the items in that collection.  Together Lu and Eustace set off upon a grand adventure to the coldest, most inhospitable place on earth. This is a terrific book for young readers especially those in the middle grades.  The heroine of the story has an insatiable curiosity, and a huge imagination.  She is feisty and smart and wants to be a scientist.  Her best friend is smart, too, and so loyal.  All the characters are fantastic and the plot moves right along.  The author, with her teaching background, imparts lots of knowledge about things like geodes, thunder eggs and lunar eclipses in an easily digestible way.  In summary, and to quote from the book, “…there’s nothing better in the whole world than a big, bold adventure story mixed up with good information to learn.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you write a reviw please check your spelling. ;)