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Endling: The First

Endling: The First
  

Endling #2: The First is the second book in an epic middle grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, and Crenshaw! To learn if she truly is the last dairne in the world--t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780062335562
Barcode 9780062335562
Published 7 May 2019 by HarperCollins
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Applegate, Katherine
Illustrated by Kostenko, Max
Series Endling (part: 2)
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ISBN-13 9780062335562
ISBN-10 0062335561
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Applegate, Katherine
Illustrated by Kostenko, Max
Series Endling (part: 2)
Category Adventure Stories
Animal Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Fantasy fiction, Fantasy, Animals, Mythical
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 977747

Description of this Book

Endling #2: The First is the second book in an epic middle grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, and Crenshaw! To learn if she truly is the last dairne in the world--the endling--Byx and her friends must travel into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreyland, where they hope to uncover the truth behind the legend of a hidden dairne colony. But the threat of war across the lands continues to grow with each passing day. As the group confronts untold dangers at every turn, they will ultimately uncover a treacherous plot that involves the other powerful governing species. With both her dreams and all the creatures of Nedarra on the brink of extinction, Byx and her friends are determined to never give up hope. Soon they find themselves the unlikely leaders in a simmering rebellion that risks everything they hold dear. Byx may be the last of her kind, but will she also be the first to lead the revolution? In this sequel to the New York Times bestselling first book--which received four starred reviews--Katherine Applegate once again delivers an action-packed middle grade fantasy with a unique setting, enthralling characters, and gripping adventure that is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The first book in a new series, this volume will whet readers' appetites for more of Byx's fascinating world and the next stage of her quest. Give this to lovers of animal fantasies and environmentally minded readers. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Praise for Endling: Applegate effortlessly constructs her fantasy world, briskly moving readers through its imaginative details while creating winning, unique characters. This epic series starter is a bracing, propulsive read that will be a challenge to keep on the shelf. --ALA Booklist (starred review) Exemplifies everything youngsters need to know about courage. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Endling: The Last blends careful and often lovely prose into a wild, fast-paced fantasy. Readers will fall in love with Byx and race with her through Nedarra, breathless and eager, thinking deeply all the way. --New York Times Book Review Applegate skillfully builds a fully realized world of intrigue and wonder without ever letting up on the story's quick pace. Themes of genocide, conservation, and magic are interwoven, providing thought-provoking questions for astute readers. A savvy choice for readers of fantasy. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Animal-loving youngsters and their adults will find plenty of food for thought in Ivan's extraordinary story. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review) Praise for The One and Only Ivan Will capture readers' hearts and never let go. A must have. --School Library Journal (starred review) The gripping first installment of Applegate's new fantasy trilogy assembles a motley crew in a suspenseful, tautly drawn quest. Persuasive emotional underpinnings give depth and urgency to the adventure as the team unites against sinister forces. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Fantasy lovers are in for a treat with this smartly paced, enthralling adventure. The heart and courage Byx and her companions must find as they stand up against unimaginable odds will inspire and delight. A sweeping fantasy epic that will have readers clamoring for a follow-up. --School Library Journal (starred review)

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Author's Bio

Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her other books include the acclaimed Wishtree, Crenshaw, Home of the Brave, and the Roscoe Riley Rules series. She lives in California with her family. www.endlingbooks.com

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