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General Note: Accelerated Reader 5.0.
Reading Counts! 4.5.
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Intermediate, 2017.
Book Award: CLA Book of the Year for Children Finalist, 2015
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 11.0 166130.
Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.5 16 Quiz: 62506.
Summary, etc.: Aboard "The Boundless," the greatest train ever built, on its maiden voyage across Canada, teenaged Will enlists the aid of a traveling circus to save the train from villains.
Target Audience Note:
5-8. School Library Journal.
Middle School.
730 Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 5.0.
Reading Counts! 4.5.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 11.0 166130.
Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.5 16 Quiz: 62506.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Intermediate, 2017.
Book Award: CLA Book of the Year for Children Finalist, 2015
Subject: Railroad trains Juvenile fiction
Circus Juvenile fiction
Teenage boys Juvenile fiction
Canada History 1867-1914 Juvenile fiction
Railroad trains Fiction
Circus Fiction
Adventure and adventurers Fiction
Canada History 1867-1914 Fiction
Genre: Adventure fiction.
Adventure stories.
Adventure fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 1442472898
The Boundless
The Boundless
by Oppel, Kenneth; Tierney, Jim (Illustrator)
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*Starred Review* Will's quiet life changes when he travels westward and takes part in the golden-spike ceremony completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. True, he's nearly killed by an avalanche and a sasquatch, but he also meets Maren, the young circus performer he can't forget. Three years later, Will joins his father for the inaugural journey of the Boundless, a mammoth train hauling 947 cars and 6,495 passengers across the continent. Along the way, Will learns that two groups plan to steal priceless treasures (including the golden spike) from a vaultlike mausoleum car. Hunted by a villainous gang, Will must rely on his wits, his courage, and his friends, including Maren and her circus community. Best known for his Printz Honor Book, Airborn (2004), and the Silverwing series, Oppel offers a grand adventure story that is firmly rooted in Canadian history but which is never limited by mere recorded facts. This vividly imagined, present-tense narrative features a series of heart-stopping action scenes involving dozens of memorable characters, many of them introduced in the 1885 segment and revealing themselves more fully aboard the Boundless. An epic journey novel with a distinctive setting, a powerful sense of adventure, and just a whiff of steampunk. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Oppel's Silverwings trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and Airborn received a Printz Honor. Expect hoards of passengers aboard The Boundless.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 1442472898
The Boundless
The Boundless
by Oppel, Kenneth; Tierney, Jim (Illustrator)
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Will Everett's father is just a poor man laying track for the Canadian Pacific Railway until, on the day when the last spike is driven home somewhere in the Rockies, James Everett saves the railroad's president from an avalanche. Three years later, James is a railroad executive, and he and Will have been invited on the maiden intercontinental trip of the Boundless, the largest train ever assembled at nearly 1,000 cars. This purposefully melodramatic tale is set in a slightly alternate 19th-century North America, where monsters like the mighty sasquatch roam the Canadian wilderness. Will becomes embroiled in a plot to break into a palatial funeral car, along with Maren-the beautiful wire walker of the Zirkus Dante, whose cars are part of the train-and the circus's mysterious Metis ringmaster, Mr. Dorian. Dangers both natural and supernatural abound, as well as a certain amount of social commentary regarding class and ethnicity. Oppel's (Such Wicked Intent) imagination and sense of adventure never disappoint, and readers should thrill to this rousing tale as it barrels ahead at full speed. Ages 8-12. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 1442472898
The Boundless
The Boundless
by Oppel, Kenneth; Tierney, Jim (Illustrator)
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Gr 3-7-Oppel masterfully crafts a reality-based story with fantastical possibilities set in the age of steam engines. Young Will Everett has a talent for sketching and a desire to see the world. The two twist together to offer him a grand adventure aboard the Boundless, a six-mile train engineered by his dad. Oppel uses the setting from his popular "Silverwing Trilogy" to introduce this new tale, which combines elements from Canadian history and folklore: avalanches, transcontinental train robberies, gold rushing, Sasquatches, wendigos, and a strange circus troupe. Narrator Nick Podehl does a good job voicing the slightly naive yet determined Will. Podehl finds a rhythm suitable for the fast-paced action adventure, keeping listeners tense and eager to hear what will happen next. While Will is a dynamic character, the female escape artist, Maren, isn't quite as developed. However, the story is lively and action-packed and doesn't disappoint. A great listen for middle schoolers, especially those looking for something that will keep their attention. Fans of James Dashner or Anthony Horowitz might look here for something new.-Jennifer Mann, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ann Arbor, MI (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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