Curbside Pick-Up is available in all locations and book drops are open.

Record Details

Catalog Search

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library Y SMI (Text) 33500013138680 New Available -
Barnesville Public Library Y SMI (Text) 33500013138698 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534422230
  • ISBN: 1534422234
  • ISBN: 9781534422247
  • ISBN: 1534422242
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to: Grasshopper jungle.
Summary, etc.:
Arek, having lived his sixteen years in a hole with his small family, sets out into a monster-filled world with his friend Mel to find his fathers and, perhaps, another human.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    *Starred Review* In this sequel to the Printz Honor Book Grasshopper Jungle (2014), 16-year-old Arek is the son of the previous title's protagonists, Austin and Robby, and he's spent his whole life underground in Iowa with his two dads, mother, and grandmother, safe from the 6-foot-tall predatory praying mantises that have wiped out most of the human population. Arek and his family share "the hole" with his best friend, 15-year-old Mel, and her parents. As the creatures seem to be dying off, Austin and Robby set off in a small plane to seek out other human survivors, while Arek and Mel set out on their own RV road trip. Meanwhile, alternating chapters follow 12-year-old wild boy Breakfast and his chimpanzee friend, Olive, who eventually cross paths with Arek and Mel. Amid action-packed sequences of close calls with survivalists and other monsters, as well as a sweet and completely believable, hormone-driven romance between Arek and Mel, it's the smaller details that will charm readers: Arek's fascination with the paintings of Max Beckmann and the teens' efforts to explain the remnants of preapocalyptic life that they encounter on their journey. Smith's latest is a marvel—endlessly inventive, witty stand-alone postapocalyptic fiction that delivers a happy ending and will inspire deep discussions. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Andrew Smith is the author of several novels for young adults, including Winger, Stand-Off, 100 Sideways Miles, and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Grasshopper Jungle. He lives in a remote area in the mountains of Southern California with his family, two horses, two dogs, and three cats. He doesn&;t watch television, and occupies himself by writing, bumping into things outdoors, and taking ten-mile runs on snowy trails. Visit him online at

Subject: Survival > Juvenile fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Insects > Fiction.
Science fiction.
Humorous stories.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

Additional Resources