Where the World Ends
Where the World Ends

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Annotation: In the summer of 1727, Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stack to harvest birds for food--and only the end of the world can explain why no boat returns to collect them.
Catalog Number: #209854
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Pages: 324 pages
Availability: Available
New Title: Yes
ISBN: Publisher: 1-250-22549-3 Perma-Bound: 0-7804-7608-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-250-22549-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-7804-7608-0
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2019019749
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
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Starred Review ALA Booklist
*Starred Review* For a few weeks every summer, Quilliam is sent with other men and boys to go fowling on the sea stacs in the St. Kilda archipelago. These rock formations are more remote and desolate than their own island home of Hirta, off the coast of Scotland, but the birds they harvest nnets, fulmars, storm petrels ll help their families through the winter. This year, 1727, the expedition begins as planned. But then the boat that's supposed to take them back to Hirta doesn't arrive. Suddenly, the group is staring down the likelihood of having to survive through the winter d maybe longer. As they chafe against a lump of rock that seems both entirely daunting and too small, one unsettling question lingers: What happened back home to keep the boat from coming? McCaughrean, who won the Printz Award for The White Darkness (2007), slips into the cracks of the human soul, dissecting with compassion the many paths that a person might take when confronted with such a challenge. The design of the book is as austere as its subject ark line drawings of birds fill the endpapers and chapter titles d, in an afterword, McCaughrean describes the tragic true story that inspired her own. Though this story is desperately sad at times, it glistens, too, propelled by the notion that where there is life, there is always, always hope.
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Michael Printz Honor
Word Count: 62,231
Reading Level: 6.4
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.4 / points: 10.0 / quiz: 507157 / grade: Middle Grades+

Winner of the 2018 Carnegie Medal New from Michael L. Printz Award winner Geraldine McCaughrean comes an extraordinary story of eight boys stranded on a rock in the middle of the sea, left to fight for their survival. Every time a lad went fowling on the stacs, he came home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is. Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they've been abandoned--cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of a murderous ocean. How will they survive such a forsaken place of stone and sea? This is an extraordinary story of fortitude, endurance, tragedy and survival, set against an unforgettable backdrop of savage beauty.


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