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Secret Journeys of Jack London #01: The Wild

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Publisher Comments:

The world knows Jack London as awriter who lived his own thrilling,real-life adventures. But there areparts of his life that have remainedhidden for many years, things even he couldntset down in writing. Terrifying, mysterious,bizarre, and magical —these are the SecretJourneys of Jack London.

We meet Jack at age seventeen, followingthousands of men and women into the YukonTerritory in search of gold. For Jack, the journeyholds the promise of another kind of fortune:challenge and adventure. But what he finds inthe wild north is something far more sinisterthan he could have ever imagined: kidnappingand slavery, the murderous nature of desperatemen, and, amidst it all, supernatural beasts ofthe wilderness that prey upon the weakness inmens hearts. Jacks survival will depend on hisability to quell the demons within himself asmuch as those without.

Acclaimed authors Christopher Goldenand Tim Lebbon, along with illustrator GregRuth, have crafted a masterful tale bothclassic and contemporary, a gripping originalstory of the paranormal in the tradition ofthe great Jack London.

Review:

"Launching the Secret Journeys of Jack London series, Lebbon and Golden offer a gripping, gory alternate history of author London, adding supernatural threats to the earthly ones he's known to have faced in real life. Searching for gold in the Yukon Territory, ambitious 17-year-old Jack seeks to define himself on his own terms, liberated from his mother's embarrassing involvement with spiritualism ('Who is Jack London?' he repeatedly asks himself, hoping to find the answer in the wilds). When Jack and his companions, Jim and Merritt, hit the mining town of Dawson, Jim is killed and the others conscripted into a slave gang to pan for gold. That's when Lebbon and Golden exchange their adventure-survival story for one of psychological horror. In the ruthless but majestic wilderness, Jack encounters the legendary, cannibalistic Wendigo and the Russian forest lord Leshii, as well as his sirenlike daughter who sequesters Jack in her eerie, idyllic world. Ruth's handsome illustrations add a further haunting element to this adventure, which questions what it means to maintain one's humanity in the face of awesome forces both natural and uncanny. Ages 10 — up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Christopher Golden is the Bram Stoker Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of more than fifty books for adults. He has teamed with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on baltimore, a WWI-era vampire novel, and is also the author of the teen novel soulless and the teen thriller series Body of Evidence, the first of which was named a YALSA Best Book for Young Readers. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.

Tim Lebbon is the author of nearly thirty books, including the island and, with Chris Golden, the acclaimed Hidden Cities series. He is the winner of numerous British Fantasy Awards and a Bram Stoker Award. He lives in the Welsh countryside with his wife and children.

Greg Ruth is the illustrator of numerous novels, picture books, and comics, including the Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars series. He lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts.

Greg Ruth (Illustrator) has created countless comic books for Dark Horse and other publishers, and has worked on videos for Prince and Rob Thomas, among others. He has also illustrated many childrens books as well as graphic novels. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.

Christopher Golden is the Bram Stoker Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of more than fifty books for adults. He has teamed with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on baltimore, a WWI-era vampire novel, and is also the author of the teen novel soulless and the teen thriller series Body of Evidence, the first of which was named a YALSA Best Book for Young Readers. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.

Tim Lebbon is the author of nearly thirty books, including the island and, with Chris Golden, the acclaimed Hidden Cities series. He is the winner of numerous British Fantasy Awards and a Bram Stoker Award. He lives in the Welsh countryside with his wife and children.

Greg Ruth is the illustrator of numerous novels, picture books, and comics, including the Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars series. He lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061863172
Author:
Golden, Christopher
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Illustrator:
Ruth, Greg
Author:
Beranbaum, Rose Levy
Author:
Lebbon, Tim
Author:
Ruth, Greg
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Gold mines and mining
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Holiday
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110301
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 78 oz
Age Level:
from 10

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Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Historical Fiction » Canada » Post-Confederation (1867-)
Children's » Paranormal Fiction
Children's » Scary Stories » General
Young Adult » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Launching the Secret Journeys of Jack London series, Lebbon and Golden offer a gripping, gory alternate history of author London, adding supernatural threats to the earthly ones he's known to have faced in real life. Searching for gold in the Yukon Territory, ambitious 17-year-old Jack seeks to define himself on his own terms, liberated from his mother's embarrassing involvement with spiritualism ('Who is Jack London?' he repeatedly asks himself, hoping to find the answer in the wilds). When Jack and his companions, Jim and Merritt, hit the mining town of Dawson, Jim is killed and the others conscripted into a slave gang to pan for gold. That's when Lebbon and Golden exchange their adventure-survival story for one of psychological horror. In the ruthless but majestic wilderness, Jack encounters the legendary, cannibalistic Wendigo and the Russian forest lord Leshii, as well as his sirenlike daughter who sequesters Jack in her eerie, idyllic world. Ruth's handsome illustrations add a further haunting element to this adventure, which questions what it means to maintain one's humanity in the face of awesome forces both natural and uncanny. Ages 10 — up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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