Endling: The Only

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Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062335593

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About the Author

Katherine Applegate is the author of several best-selling young adult series, including Animorphs and Roscoe Riley Rules. Home of the Brave, her first standalone novel, received the SCBWI 2008 Golden Kite Award for Best Fiction and the Bank Street 2008 Josette Frank Award. She lives with her family in Irvine, California.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR Endling #1: "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)
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
PRAISE FOR The One and Only Ivan: "Will capture readers' hearts and never let go. A must have.--School Library Journal (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 and educators. A savvy choice for readers of fantasy; individual readers and book clubs will love it and demand to know when the sequel will be available."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Themes of truth, sacrifice, and unity are pitted against that of corrupt power fueled by murder and ideas of species superiority. Applegate's commentary on the need for diversity and understanding is clear but not heavy handed. Byx must learn to lead herself--and readers will follow without hesitation."--ALA Booklist
"Fantasy lovers are in for a treat with this smartly paced, enthralling adventure that pairs novel and exciting world-building with classic high fantasy tropes and political intrigue. Applegate's characters feel fresh and modern, and their questioning of the status quo will resonate with today's middle graders. The heart and courage Byx and her companions must find within as they stand up against unimaginable odds will inspire and delight. A sweeping fantasy epic for the middle grade set that will have readers clamoring for a follow-up."--School Library Journal (starred 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
"Endling: The First has so much to offer: suspense, drama and deep emotion, not to mention high stakes. It's set to be the book of the summer."--New York Times
"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)
PRAISE FOR Endling #2: "Themes of conservation, war, and human trafficking are skillfully interwoven into a world of magic and wonder. This second installment will have readers salivating for a third. Simply sublime."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)