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Endling: Book One: The Last

Endling: Book One: The Last

Endling - an individual animal that is the last in its species or subspecies Byx is used to being the smallest and the youngest. But for all of her young life, she's also been part of something bigger - part of a family, part of a pack. Until the day Byx finds herself alone, the ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781783447695
Barcode 9781783447695
Published 18 December 2018 by Andersen Press Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Applegate, Katherine
Series Endling
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ISBN-13 9781783447695
ISBN-10 1783447699
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd
Imprint Andersen Press Ltd
Publication Date 18 December 2018
International Publication Date 1 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Applegate, Katherine
Series Endling
Category Animal Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 305g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General, JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment, JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship, Animal stories Children's / Teenage, Social issues environment & green issues Children's / Teenage
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 926838

Description of this Book

Endling - an individual animal that is the last in its species or subspecies Byx is used to being the smallest and the youngest. But for all of her young life, she's also been part of something bigger - part of a family, part of a pack. Until the day Byx finds herself alone, the last of the dairnes: an endling. Byx is determined to see if the legends about other dairnes she's heard over the years are true. She sets off on a quest to find others of her kind, travelling through the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. Along the way, she meets new allies who each have their own motivation for joining her:Tobble, the worthy wobbyk; Khara, the girl of many disguises; Renzo, the thief with honour; and Gambler, the principled felivet.Together they will uncover a secret that will threaten the existence of not just the dairnes, but every other creature in their world. . .

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Applegate effortlessly constructs her fantasy world, briskly moving readers through its imaginative details while creating winning, unique characters... A bracing, propulsive read that will be a challenge to keep on the shelf. * Booklist (starred 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) *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal. Her novel Crenshaw spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times children's bestseller list, and her first middle grade standalone novel, the award-winning Home of the Brave, continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists. She lives with her husband, the author Michael Grant, who she co-wrote the Animorphs series with, and their two children in Northern California.

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