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  • 8 of 14 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cass County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville J HOL 2021 (Text) 0002205546720 Children's Fiction Available -

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Citation/References Note:
Publishers Weekly, December 07, 2020
Kirkus Reviews, December 01, 2020
Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews
Summary, etc.:
Blast off with New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning Jennifer L. Holm's out-of-this-world new novel about a kid raised on Mars who learns that he can't be held back by the fears of the grown-ups around him. Bell has spent his whole life - all eleven years of it - on Mars. But he's still just a regular kid - he loves cats, any kind of cake, and is curious about the secrets the adults in the US colony are keeping. Like, why don't have contact with anyone on the other Mars colonies? Why are they so isolated? When a virus breaks out and the grown-ups all fall ill, Bell and the other children are the only ones who can help. It's up to Bell - a regular kid in a very different world - to uncover the truth and save his family ... and possibly unite an entire planet. Mars may be a world far, far away, but in the hands of Jennifer L. Holm, beloved and bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish, it can't help but feel like home.
Target Audience Note:
530 Lexile.
530L Lexile
Decoding demand: 95 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 77 (high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Space colonies > Juvenile fiction.
Science fiction > Juvenile literature.
Virus diseases > Juvenile fiction.
Virus diseases > Fiction.
Mars (Planet) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.

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