Ashfall

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Product Details
Price
$17.95  $16.69
Publisher
Tanglewood
Publish Date
Pages
476
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.6 X 1.3 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781933718552

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About the Author
Mike Mullin first discovered he could make money writing in sixth grade. His teacher, Mrs. Brannon, occasionally paid students for using unusual words. Mike's first sale as a writer earned 10 cents for one word: tenacious. Since then, Mike has always been involved with literature. One of his early jobs was shelving books at Central Library in Indianapolis. Later, he paid his way through graduate school in part by serving as a reference assistant for Indiana University's library. Mike has worked in his mother's business, Kids Ink Children's Bookstore, for more than twenty years, serving at various times as a store manager, buyer, school and library salesperson, and marketing consultant. Mike wrote his first novel in elementary school--Captain Poopy's Sewer Adventures. He's been writing more or less non-stop ever since.
Reviews

In this chilling debut, Mullin seamlessly weaves meticulous details about science, geography, agriculture and slaughter into his prose, creating a fully immersive and internally consistent world scarily close to reality.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

This is a riveting tale of survival.--Publishers Weekly

Mullin's debut novel is carefully researched and vividly imagined, a post-apocalyptic backdrop for an intense tale with adventure, graphic violence, and two young teenagers learning to love. A sure hit for older readers who like intense action, a believable narrator, and a dystopia that could actually happen.--Horn Book

Readers will be propelled along to find out what happens to Alex, the environment, and his love life while also asking what they would do in a similar disaster.--Library Media Connection, starred reviewLibrary Media Connection, starred review

If you aren't exhausted by the end of the first thirty pages, it's time to check your pulse.&mdashDave Richardson, READING TODAY book reviewer