Every Hidden Thing


Product Details

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and been adapted as an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Canadian Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children's Novel of the Year by the London Times. He is also the author of Half Brother, This Dark Endeavor, Such Wicked Intent, and The Boundless. Born on Canada's Vancouver Island, he has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada; in England and Ireland; and now resides in Toronto with his wife and children. Visit him at KennethOppel.ca.


"Suspense, romance, and the excitement of discovery make this Western thoroughly enjoyable."--Kirkus Reviews "July 15, 2016 "
"Beautifully written"--School Library Journal "August 2016 "
"absorbing and well-developed"--Publisher's Weekly "August 2016 "
"Will intrigue those readers who love to read about dinosaurs, historical fiction, and who enjoy a good Romeo and Juliet type love story....Recommended."--School Library Connection "November/December 2016 "
"Compelling, realistic protagonists...trying to chisel and hammer their way around a growing distaste for their respective fathers' behavior, family loyalty, societal expectations, sex and young love"--Shelf Awareness "October 11, 2016 "
"Fantastic...Oppel offers an exciting and nuanced portrait of an era when great discoveries were lit by the desert sun, not the glow of a computer screen."--The New York Times Book Review "October 23, 2016 "
"Oppel's descriptions of the digs and the brainy romance between his vivid, multifaceted protagonists are notable high points....Oppel's one of kid lit's most reliable chameleons. Curiosity should be high."--Booklist "July 2016 "
"Sam and Rachel are well-drawn characters, Rachel especially breaking with feminine stereotypes in her reluctance to enter into a relationship that isn't a true working partnership....Fascinating for readers interested in the romance, the paleontology, or the frontier history."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "November 2016 "
"Rival paleontologists, cursed dinosaur teeth, two teenagers, and a race to the Badlands to become the first to uncover what could be the greatest discovery of the nineteenth century--the remains of the Tyrannosaurus Rex-- fill this story with excitement....a fast-paced Western romance/adventure novel"--VOYA "December 2016 "