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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J RYA (Text) 33500013215397 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J RYA (Text) 33500013215389 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338157864
  • ISBN: 1338157868
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
Twelve-year-old Max, who loves the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow, sets out on a dangerous quest to discover if he is true of heart and what the future holds, armed with a treasured compass, a mysterious stone rubbing, and Buelo's legend as his only guides.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* In a small town located "somewhere in the Américas," eleven-year-old Max has been raised by his no-nonsense father and head-in-the-clouds grandfather, ever since his mother disappeared when he was a baby. Longing to find her, the fútbol-loving protagonist uncovers secrets about his family's past and embarks on a dangerous mission to help a refugee from a dictator-led neighboring country find her way to Mañanaland. The two traverse rocky terrain, hide from those looking to collect a reward for the missing refugee, and follow the map that Max learned through his grandfather's nightly bedtime story. In her first book since the Newbery Honor–winning Echo (2015), Muñoz Ryan crafts a lyrical, fablelike tale of love, loss, community, and standing up for what is right. The novel is told with evocative and dreamlike writing and features authentic characters who tug at the heartstrings. As the impeccable pacing keeps readers guessing, the timely story line will resonate, especially bringing to mind the plight of young people who have to travel long distances in unfamiliar lands to find safety. This story, infused with magic, reminds children that humanity thrives when people embrace differences and construct bridges instead of borders. Another unforgettable work from a master storyteller. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* In a small town located "somewhere in the Américas," eleven-year-old Max has been raised by his no-nonsense father and head-in-the-clouds grandfather, ever since his mother disappeared when he was a baby. Longing to find her, the fútbol-loving protagonist uncovers secrets about his family's past and embarks on a dangerous mission to help a refugee from a dictator-led neighboring country find her way to Mañanaland. The two traverse rocky terrain, hide from those looking to collect a reward for the missing refugee, and follow the map that Max learned through his grandfather's nightly bedtime story. In her first book since the Newbery Honor–winning Echo (2015), Muñoz Ryan crafts a lyrical, fablelike tale of love, loss, community, and standing up for what is right. The novel is told with evocative and dreamlike writing and features authentic characters who tug at the heartstrings. As the impeccable pacing keeps readers guessing, the timely story line will resonate, especially bringing to mind the plight of young people who have to travel long distances in unfamiliar lands to find safety. This story, infused with magic, reminds children that humanity thrives when people embrace differences and construct bridges instead of borders. Another unforgettable work from a master storyteller. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the Newbery Honor Medal and the Kirkus Prize for her New York Times bestselling novel, Echo, as well as the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature for her body of work. Her celebrated novels, Echo, Esperanza Rising, The Dreamer, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi Léon, and Paint the Wind, have received countless accolades, among them two Pura Belpré Awards, a NAPPA Gold Award, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and two Américas Awards. Her acclaimed picture books include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride and When Marian Sang, both illustrated by Brian Selznick, and Tony Baloney, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, as well as a beginning reader series featuring Tony Baloney. Ryan lives near San Diego, California, with her family.

Subject: Legends > Juvenile fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers > Juvenile fiction.
Folklore > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Grandfathers > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / General.
Grandfathers.
Legends.
Magic.
Quests (Expeditions)
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Fantasy fiction.

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