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Publisher Comments:

“Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a passion for reading.” –James Patterson

A Michael L. Printz Honor Winner

An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book

New York Times Best Seller Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool, Newbery Gold Medalist for Moon Over Manifest, is an odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.

At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains. Newcomer Jack feels lost yet can't help being drawn to Early, who won't believe what everyone accepts to be the truth about the Great Appalachian Bear, Timber Rattlesnakes, and the legendary school hero known as The Fish, who never returned from the war. When the boys find themselves unexpectedly alone at school, they embark on a quest on the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear. But what they are searching for is sometimes different from what they find. They will meet truly strange characters, each of whom figures into the pi story Early weaves as they travel, while discovering things they never realized about themselves and others in their lives.

New York Times Editor’s Choice

A New York Times Middle Grade Bestseller

An Indie Pick 

A School Library Journal Best Books 2013

A Kirkus Best Book

A Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice Selection

A BookPage Best Children's Book

A Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

US

Synopsis:

New York Times Best Seller Navigating Early by Claire Vanderpool, Newbery Medalist for Moon Over Manifest, is an odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.

At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains. Newcomer Jack feels lost yet can't help being drawn to Early, who won't believe what everyone accepts to be the truth about the Great Appalachian Bear, Timber Rattlesnakes, and the legendary school hero known as The Fish, who never returned from the war. When the boys find themselves unexpectedly alone at school, they embark on a quest on the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear. But what they are searching for is sometimes different from what they find. They will meet truly strange characters, each of whom figures into the pi story Early weaves as they travel, while discovering things they never realized about themselves and others in their lives.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

CLARE VANDERPOOL's debut novel, Moon Over Manifest, won the 2011 Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to children's literature. This second novel will continue to astound readers with Clare's incredible writing prowess.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385361040
Author:
Vanderpool, Clare
Publisher:
Listening Library (Audio)
Author:
Daymond, Robbie
Author:
Bramhall, Mark
Author:
Robbie Da
Author:
Campbell, Cassandra
Author:
ymond
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
adventure;maine;autism;historical fiction;boarding school;friendship;fiction;appalachian trail;ya;wwii;quest;rowing;realistic fiction;boarding schools;young adult;coming of age;family;1940s;death
Subject:
adventure;autism;historical fiction;maine;boarding school;friendship;fiction;death;appalachian trail;coming of age;ya;wwii;quest;family;magical realism;rowing;boarding schools;realistic fiction;crew;young adult;fathers and sons;1940s;survival
Subject:
adventure;autism;historical fiction;maine;boarding school;friendship;fiction;death;appalachian trail;coming of age;ya;wwii;quest;family;magical realism;rowing;boarding schools;realistic fiction;crew;young adult;fathers and sons;1940s;survival
Subject:
adventure;autism;historical fiction;maine;boarding school;friendship;fiction;death;appalachian trail;coming of age;ya;wwii;quest;family;magical realism;rowing;boarding schools;realistic fiction;crew;young adult;fathers and sons;1940s;survival
Edition Description:
Six CD
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.08 x 6.19 x 1.18 in 0.395 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by , New York Times Best Seller Navigating Early by Claire Vanderpool, Newbery Medalist for Moon Over Manifest, is an odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.

At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains. Newcomer Jack feels lost yet can't help being drawn to Early, who won't believe what everyone accepts to be the truth about the Great Appalachian Bear, Timber Rattlesnakes, and the legendary school hero known as The Fish, who never returned from the war. When the boys find themselves unexpectedly alone at school, they embark on a quest on the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear. But what they are searching for is sometimes different from what they find. They will meet truly strange characters, each of whom figures into the pi story Early weaves as they travel, while discovering things they never realized about themselves and others in their lives.

From the Hardcover edition.

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