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Crookston Public Library J MCC (Text) 33500010348753 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J MCC (Text) 33500010348779 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0061836656 (trade bdg.)
  • ISBN: 9780061836657 (trade bdg.)
  • ISBN: 0061836664 (lib. bdg.)
  • ISBN: 9780061836664 (lib. bdg.)
  • Physical Description: p. cm.
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010.

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Summary, etc.: Having been raised believing he will die before he reaches the age of fourteen, Pepper Roux runs away on his fourteenth birthday in an attempt to elude his fate, assumes another identity, and continues to try to outrun death, no matter the consequences.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 November #1
    *Starred Review* McCaughrean has proven to be a remarkably versatile writer, from her Printz Award–winning White Darkness (2008) to Peter Pan in Scarlet (2006). Her latest imagines a young boy who, in unspecified mid-twentieth century France, is told by his spiteful aunt that he'll be dead by 14. So, hoping to outrun fate, Pepper Roux flees his unhappy home and embarks on a series of plucky misadventures in which he becomes, among other things, the captain of a ship, a deli-meat slicing would-be Cupid, a fact-shrugging journalist, and a reluctant legionnaire. Nearly every episode ends with Pepper scampering away not only from the death he thinks is nipping at his heels, but also all manner of incensed people, culminating in a hectic free-for-all that ties everything together in one charming, messy bow. McCaughrean's exuberant prose and whirling humor animate an unforgettable cast of characters, from the good-hearted Pepper, who lies and impersonates without the barest inkling of consequence, to the cross-dressing steward who trails along in Pepper's chaotic wake like a clumsy guardian angel. The whole is a more whimsical, French cousin to Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book (2008), with a similar sort of timelessly classic feel that emphasizes the value of finding family, but never at the expense of storytelling that delights in its own joyful sense of improbability. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Adventure and adventurers Fiction
Disguise Fiction
Survival Fiction
Fate and fatalism Fiction
France History 20th century Fiction
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