The 8th Continent

The 8th Continent

Format
Hardcover
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781595147547
  • 224  Pages
  • Razorbill
  • 9 – 12

Overview

A hilarious around-the-world adventure with a great environmental message!

Evie and Rick Lane are determined to transform the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a real life pile of floating garbage—into an eighth continent, using a special formula developed by their father. This new continent will be a place where their family can live free from the intervention of Winterpole, a global rule-maker run by bumbling bureaucrats. But eleven-year-old pink-and-plastic-obsessed Vesuvia Piffle, the secret mastermind behind the villainous Condo Corp, also has her sights set on this new land, and she wants to use it to build a kind of Miami-on-steroids. Now, it’s a race against time and across the world as the kids gather the items they need to create their continent. Because whoever controls the eighth continent controls our future. And the future can’t be both “green” and pink.

Praise

“Fast-paced action, cool inventions and remarkable robots combine for an auspicious opener.” –Kirkus Reviews 

“Good fun in the tradition of M. T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series.” –Booklist

“This is a delightful start to the adventures of the Lane family, with their flying tree and their mechanical bird tutor.  Evie and Rick and their brilliant if eccentric parents are wonderfully vivid, and the villains who try to impede them in their quest to save the Earth, equally memorable.  It’s all in the great tradition of adventure fiction for young readers, running back through Akiko and Freddy the Pig all the way to Tom Sawyer.” –Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Red Mars


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