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The Boundless

Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award - Winner

Rocky Mountain Book Award - Shortlisted

About the Book

Will Everett has always wished for an adventure. Little does he know that his adventure starts the moment he boards the Boundless. There is a murder, and now Will must protect a key that can unlock the train's hidden treasures. Villians are fast on his heels and strange creatures are lurking outside the windows as the Boundless hurtles across the country. Together with Maren, a gifted escape artist, and Mr. Dorian, a circus ringmaster with amazing abilities, Will must save the Boundless before someone else winds up dead.

His adventure may have begun without him knowing . . . but how it ends is up to Will.

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The Boundless

Critical Praise

Winner, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Book Award Finalist, Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy Finalist, CLA Book of the Year for Children Award Finalist, Forest of Reading Red Maple Award E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Book Working Mother, Kobo Books. —No Source

Named a Best Book of the Year by Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon, Today’s Parent, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, School Library Journal, Quill & Quire,, —No Source

“A wild, cinematic ride: Canadian railway history, fantasy, a flutter of romance- and a thoughtful examination of social injustice-collide in this entertaining swashbuckler.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

With its imaginative plot, cast of colorful, well-rounded characters, and nonstop action, Oppel’s latest is a delight to read from the first page right through the satisfying conclusion. Take note: This book will be popular!” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“Vividly imagined...heart-stopping action scenes involving dozens of memorable characters. An epic journey novel with a distinctive setting, a powerful sense of adventure, and just a whiff of steampunk. Expect hoards of passengers aboard The Boundless.” —Booklist (starred review)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443410328
  • ISBN 10: 1443410322
  • Imprint: HarperTrophy
  • On Sale: 04/22/2014
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price: 11.99 CAD
  • Ages: 10 to 14

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

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