The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare
The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare

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Annotation: A beautiful friendship and coming-of-age story for middle-grade readers, The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare by Zilla... more
Catalog Number: #190511
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Square Fish
Copyright Date: 2021
Edition Date: 2021
Pages: 368
Availability: Pre-Order Now (Available: 01/01/21)
ISBN: Publisher: 1-250-21140-9 Perma-Bound: 0-7804-5773-0
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-250-21140-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-7804-5773-7
Dewey: Fic
Language: English
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In a future where nations wage war over access to water, eleven-year-old Auden finds a robot named Paragon hidden in a secret underground room in his deceased uncle's backyard. Auden (who suffers from achromatopsia, or color blindness); his new friend, Vivi; and the wise but mysterious robot search for Paragon's true purpose. Detailed descriptions of scorched land and multifaceted characters add to this deeply moving dystopian tale.
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Word Count: 71,119
Reading Level: 4.7
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.7 / points: 10.0 / quiz: 501242 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.8 / points:15.0 / quiz:Q76862
Lexile: 660L
Guided Reading Level: O

A beautiful friendship and coming-of-age story for middle-grade readers, The Extraordinary Colors of Auden Dare by Zillah Bethell is lightly futuristic, and deeply compelling. Auden Dare is colorblind and lives in a world where water is scarce and families must live on a weekly, allocated supply. When Auden's uncle, the scientist Dr. Bloom, suddenly dies, he leaves a note to Auden and to his classmate Vivi Rookmini. Together, the notes lead them to Paragon--a robot. As Auden, Vivi, and Paragon try to uncover Paragon's purpose and put together the clues Dr. Bloom left behind, they find out that Dr. Bloom's death was anything but innocent, that powerful people are searching for Paragon--and that it's up to Auden and Vivi to stop them.


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