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Godel Memorial-Warren Library ya MAR (Text) 35500005251176 Main Available -
Roseau Public Library ya MAR (Text) 35500005235575 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780805099584 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 9780805096309 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2013.

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Summary, etc.: In 1912, an airship on its maiden flight is hijacked and young Hollis Dakota, heir to the Dakota Aeronautics empire, his friend Delia, and stepbrother Rob, become embroiled in a family feud that could send the ship--and them--crashing from the sky.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 November #2
    In 1912, the Wendell Dakota, a titanic airship, is powered by beetles that become buoyant after ingesting moonshine-soaked tree sap. It is publicized as "uncrashable." Thirteen-year-old Hollis, heir to Dakota Aeronautics, bungles the christening, and once in the air, the ship is hijacked and Hollis' mother, Lucy, is kidnapped. Unlikely alliances are created as Hollis; his stepbrother, Rob; assistant beetle-keeper Delia; and steerage passengers Maggie and Chester ignore their class differences and scour the deepest, darkest, and loudest bridges, decks, and holds of the ship to find Lucy and prevent the ship from crashing. Sprinkled throughout is "The History of Flight in America," a necessary but somewhat intrusive telling of the development of flight. Nevertheless, the race to stay airborne while thwarting the hijacker's plans will have readers cheering. Inspired by Walter Lord's classic A Night to Remember (1955), this thriller features a girl inventor, the fun quirkiness of science, and a mash-up of history. This will appeal to steampunk enthusiasts who enjoyed Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan trilogy or Kenneth Oppel's Matt Cruse trilogy. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Andy Marino was born and raised in Clifton Park, New York. He graduated from NYU and currently lives in Queens. He is also the author of Unison Spark.

Subject: Airships Fiction
Hijacking of aircraft Fiction
Vendetta Fiction
Social classes Fiction
Stepbrothers Fiction
Adventure and adventurers Fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Search Results Showing Item 6 of 17 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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