The Arctic Code

by Matthew J. Kirby

On Sale: 04/28/2015

The Arctic Code

by Matthew J. Kirby

On Sale: 04/28/2015

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About the Book

Perfect for fans of the Percy Jackson and Seven Wonders series, The Arctic Code is the first book in an epic, fast-paced middle grade adventure trilogy by acclaimed author Matthew J. Kirby.

It is the near future, and the earth has entered a new ice age. Eleanor Perry lives in Tucson, one of the most popular destinations for refugees of the Freeze. She is the daughter of a climatologist who is trying to find new ways to preserve human life on the planet. Dr. Perry believes that a series of oil deposits she has found in the Arctic may hold the key to our survival. That’s when she disappears—but not before sending Eleanor a series of cryptic messages that point to a significant and mysterious discovery. Now it’s up to Eleanor to go find her.

This search will launch Eleanor on a breathless race to unlock the mysteries of what has happened to our planet, solving the riddle of the cold that could be humanity’s end—and uncovering a threat to the earth that may not be of this world.

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Critical Praise

“An exciting, thought-provoking adventure.” - Booklist (starred review)

“This is an exciting, page-turning tale. Middle grade readers will be compelled by Eleanor’s daredevil adventure to find her mom and thrilled as she unearths some startling secrets.” - School Library Journal

“Kirby delivers a fast-paced, intense story. Readers should . . . find it easy to root for headstrong, resourceful Eleanor as she barrels ahead, heedless of consequences, trying to save her mother.” - Publishers Weekly

“Enough excitement and quick-paced danger to keep readers intrigued throughout this volume and for subsequent entries in the series.” - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062224873
  • ISBN 10: 0062224875
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 04/28/2015
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction

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