Jurassic World meets Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in this epic new middle grade series full of heart-pounding action and breathtaking chills!
One hundred and fifty years ago, the first dinosaurs were cloned. Soon after, they replaced humans at the top of the food chain. The only way to survive was to move into underground compounds....
Five years ago, Sky Mundy's father vanished from North Compound without a trace. Now she has just stumbled on a clue that not only suggests his disappearance is just the tip of an even larger mystery but also points directly to the surface. To find her dad - and possibly even save the world - Sky and her best friend, Shawn, must break out of their underground home and venture topside to a land reclaimed by nature and ruled by dinosaurs.
Perfect for fans of Brandon Mull, Lisa McMann, and Rick Riordan, this exhilarating debut novel follows two courageous friends who must survive in a lost world that's as dangerous as they've always feared but also unlike anything they could ever have imagined.
©2016 Laura Martin (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Laura Martin's debut has lots of action as the main characters navigate a future Earth dominated by dinosaurs on an increasingly complicated mission. Martin clearly knows her middle grade audience, and has a nice balance of character development and action that kept me reading, finishing within a couple of days. Emma Galvin does a very competent job of narration. I think this will be a popular series in my fifth grade classroom!
This book brings you right in from the very beginning. Somehow an under world becomes believable and your mind starts to imagine what if and then another world comes into view! Don't leave the excitement for the kids, adults will thoroughly enjoy this book also. And teachers I understand from the author's blog there are lesson plans to go along with this book!
And once again I love Emma Galvin's work. I highly recommend this book!
Reading the book with my 8 year old, we read a chapter listen to the chapter, read listen and so on (really helps with fluency) I found myself enjoying it so much I went ahead and finished both the book and audio! And still engaged going through it with my kid! Great book, great reading, really well done.
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