No Passengers Beyond This Point
A reality-bending adventure from a Newbery Honor-winning author Siblings India, Finn, and Mouse are stunned when their mom tells them they are flying that night--without her--to their Uncle Red's home in Colorado. But things take an even more dramatic turn when their plane lands in a very unusual place. A mysterious driver meets them at the airport; when he drops them off at their "destination," each kid suddenly has a clock with a different amount of time left. If the time runs out, they have to become permanent citizens in a place they don't recognize or understand. Only if they work together can they call the driver back to help get them where they really belong. Suspenseful, funny, dramatic, and thought-provoking, this is a book that will stay with you long after you read the incredible ending.
- Paperback | 244 pages
- 129.54 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
- 16 Feb 2012
- Puffin Books
About Gennifer Choldenko
Gennifer Choldenko is the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor Award-winning author of ten children's books, including Notes From a Liar and Her Dog, If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period, No Passengers Beyond this Point, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and Al Capone Does My Homework. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
"A fun ride, full of adventure, suspense, and good characterization." - School Library Journal "Concrete yet dreamlike." - The Horn Book "Choldenko's pacing is sure and her use of airport argot (white courtesy phones, a missing black box) adds an inventive element to this story of unlikely survival." - Publishers Weekly "Constant shifts in perspective create suspense and contribute to the novel's eerie, dreamlike quality. The humdinger of an ending helps explain this off-kilter world while leaving much to ponder." - The Washington Post "Fascinating." - Kirkus Reviews "The distinct voices of India, Finn, and Mouse, joint narrators, ring loud and clear with the complications of sibling rivalry . . . . Choldenko infuses each with a unique tenderness and humor." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "A fast-paced mindbender." - Booklist