New York Times Best Seller Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool, Newbery Medalist for Moon Over Manifest, is an odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.At the end of World War II, Jack... show more
New York Times Best Seller Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool, Newbery Medalist for Moon Over Manifest, is an odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains. Newcomer Jack feels lost yet can't help being drawn to Early, who won't believe what everyone accepts to be the truth about the Great Appalachian Bear, Timber Rattlesnakes, and the legendary school hero known as The Fish, who never returned from the war. When the boys find themselves unexpectedly alone at school, they embark on a quest on the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear. But what they are searching for is sometimes different from what they find. They will meet truly strange characters, each of whom figures into the pi story Early weaves as they travel, while discovering things they never realized about themselves and others in their lives.
Publish date: January 8th 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
Claire Vanderpool has a way with words. Her writing is beautiful, descriptive, and flows easily. Though, I give Navigating Early an average writing, I'm looking forward to reading Moon Over Manifest (I don't know why I haven't gotten to it yet!) Taking place during World War II, Jack Baker is sent...
I am an adult, but I love some middle grade and YA books. Not all of them obviously, some of them feel like not my cup of tea, especially those who talk down to kids and teens. This one really does not. The blurb summarizes the story pretty effectively - two boys who feel like outsiders in the board...
didn't enjoy it as much as the other book I read by her...review to follow
I wish this book had been around when I was a kid. This book fosters a belief in wonderment and a love of storytelling, and I just want to place this book into every kid's hands and say Keep dreaming big, thinking big and don't lose that sense of wonder.Similar to stories like [b:Life of Pi|4214|Lif...
Everyone that reads my blog/reviews regularly knows that this is not the type of book I usually read. But I've been wanting to read more award winners, and though this book has not won an award yet, the author has won a Newbery for her other book. This was her second novel, and I found the blurb fa...