The Boy at the End of the World
In a future world, Fisher is the last boy on earth. But evidence suggests there may be a far-away survival bunk with other humans. In order to get there, he'll need to rely on a ragtag team he assembles, including a robot, a mammoth, and a prairie dog with basic English skills. Readers will be riveted as this unlikely team races toward survival.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 140 x 210 x 18mm | 227g
- 16 Oct 2012
- Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
- New York
"Fisher's survivalist journey through the ruins of our future is both funny and affecting, full of transformed creatures, broken cities, and mad robots. Amid desperate escapes, explosive battles and piles of mammoth dung, "The""Boy at the End of the World," also manages to ask interesting questions about our place in the world, and where we're headed as a species." --Paolo Bacigalupi, Printz Award winning author of "Ship Breaker ""Greg van Eekhout's "The Boy at the End of the World" is both moving and full of adventure. This remarkable survival story will change the way readers think about themselves and the world they live in." --Sarah Prineas, author of "The Magic Thief ""Greg van Eekhout's "The Boy at the End of the World" is wholly engaging and action packed. It is a compelling journey story filled with unusual friendships and a vision of the future that doesn't shy away from eco-heavy messages and themes as it plunges the reader ever forward toward a riveting, cinemati
About Greg Van Eekhout
GREG VAN EEKHOUT is the author of the middle-grade novel Kid vs. Squid and the adult novel Norse Code. His last name is pronounced like this: van, as in the thing you drive, eek, as in, "Eek, killer robots are stomping the rutabagas!" and hout, like "out" with an h in front of it. The emphasis is on Eek: van EEKhout.