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Eleven-year-old Thomas Hammond is in for the ride of his life when he's swept downstream and underground aboard a crumbling raft of Styrofoam. Washing up on a dark subterranean "beach," his only companions are an impulsive dog named Argus and a corpse, from which he takes a flashlight and an all-too-limited supply of batteries. What Tom finds under Leepike Ridge — a castaway, four graves, a tomb, and buried treasure — will answer questions he hadn't known to ask and change his life forever. Now, if he can only find his way home again...

An original mix of Robinson Crusoe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Odyssey, N. D. Wilson's first book for young readers is a remarkable adventure, a journey though the dark of the grave and back out into the light.

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"[A] ripping good adventure yarn....[T]he perfect remedy for any summer that's been disappointingly short on thrills." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (Starred Review)

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"There are enough twists and turns in the plot to keep both seasoned and reluctant readers turning the pages. Think Mark Twain with a contemporary and utterly captivating twist." School Library Journal

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"[W]ell-crafted suspense and fascinating survival detail....[Middle-grade readers] will...relish the physicality of the journey: underwater swims, tight passages, and rock climbing as Tom, Reg, and a found dog search for an exit." Booklist

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"Wilson's debut is a literate, sometimes humorous page-turner in the classic tradition. Well-read adventure lovers are in for a treat looking for echoes of The Odyssey and Tom Sawyer." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

An original mix of Robinson Crusoe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Odyssey, Wilson's first book for young readers is a remarkable adventure, a journey though the dark of the grave and back out into the light.

About the Author

N. D. Wilson is a Fellow of Literature at New Saint Andrews College, where he teaches classical rhetoric to freshmen. He is also the managing editor for Credenda/Agenda magazine, a small Trinitarian cultural journal. He married a girl stolen from the ocean, and the two of them now live in Idaho with their four children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375838736
Author:
Wilson, N. D.
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Publication Date:
May 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.48x5.86x.87 in. .77 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 240 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375838736 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] ripping good adventure yarn....[T]he perfect remedy for any summer that's been disappointingly short on thrills."
"Review" by , "There are enough twists and turns in the plot to keep both seasoned and reluctant readers turning the pages. Think Mark Twain with a contemporary and utterly captivating twist."
"Review" by , "[W]ell-crafted suspense and fascinating survival detail....[Middle-grade readers] will...relish the physicality of the journey: underwater swims, tight passages, and rock climbing as Tom, Reg, and a found dog search for an exit."
"Review" by , "Wilson's debut is a literate, sometimes humorous page-turner in the classic tradition. Well-read adventure lovers are in for a treat looking for echoes of The Odyssey and Tom Sawyer."
"Synopsis" by , An original mix of Robinson Crusoe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Odyssey, Wilson's first book for young readers is a remarkable adventure, a journey though the dark of the grave and back out into the light.
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