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|Title: #2: North! or Be Eaten: Wild Escapes, a Desperate Journey, and the Ghastly Fangs of Dang|
By: Andrew Peterson
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
|Weight: 14 ounces|
Series: Wingfeather Saga
Stock No: WW073870
Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past. But now they know they're really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them.
In order to survive, the Igibys must flee to the safety of the Ice Prairies, where the lizardlike Fangs of Dang cannot follow. First, however, they have to escape the monsters of Glipwood Forest, the thieving Stranders of the East Ben, and the dreaded Fork Factory.
But even more dangerous are the jealousies and bitterness that threaten to tear them apart. Janner and his siblings must learn the hard way that the love of a family is more important than anything else.
Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, North! Or Be Eaten is a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers' groups are sure to enjoy discussing for its many layers of meaning.
Toothy cows are very dangerous. Andrew Peterson convinced me and shivers run down my spine at the very thought of meeting a toothy cow face to face. The author spills characters like Podo and Nurgabog onto the page, then weaves a tale of danger that holds the reader captive. Believe me, you will relish being held captive by this master storyteller. But be sure you dont get caught by the Stranders. Those people just aint civilized. Donita K. Paul, author of The Vanishing Sculptor
In a genre overrun by the gory and the grim, Petersons bite-sized chapters taste more like a stew of Gorey (Edward) and Grimm (the Brothers). North! Or Be Eaten is a welcome feast of levity--and clearly a labor of love. Andrew Peterson has awakened my inner eight-year-old, and that is a very good thing. Jeffrey Overstreet, author of Auralias Colors and Cynderes Midnight
An immensely clever tale from a wonderful storyteller - filled with great values and even greater adventure! Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales
Thrills, chills, spine-tingling mystery, and lots of smiles. Its not easy to combine heart-pounding danger with gut-busting laughs and make it work, but Peterson pulls it off. For readers who want nonstop action infused with powerful, life-changing themes, North! Or Be Eaten is a must-read. Wayne Thomas Batson, best-selling author of The Door Within Trilogy, Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire
Andrew Peterson is a gifted storyteller, scene painter and wordsmith who takes you on a rollicking white-water ride of adventure. Readers of all ages are sure to find North! Or Be Eaten worthy of a big mug filled with a favorite beverage and a cozy nook near a crackling fire for hours on end. Here there be tales within yarns within stories. Listen, reader, bend your ear, but keep an eye peeled lest the dreaded Fangs of Dang be near! R. K. Mortenson, author of Landon Snow and The Auctors Riddle
"I love all the adventure and the wild inventiveness and, most of all, the heart in Andrews books. He is a poet and a master storyteller. I want to read anything he writes."Sally Lloyd-Jones, New York Times best-selling author of childrens books
"An experience your family will never forget. I cant recommend these books highly enough!"Sarah Mackenzie, author of The Read-Aloud Family and founder and host of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast
"The Wingfeather Saga is witty, imaginative, and full of heart. Highly recommended for middle-grade readers whove run out of Narnia novels and are searching for their next great series."Anne Bogel, creator of the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog and host of the What Should I Read Next? podcast
"A wildly imaginative, wonderfully irreverent epic that shines with wit and wisdomand features excellent instructions on how to cope with thwaps, Fangs, and the occasional toothy cow."Allan Heinberg, writer and coexecutive producer of ABCs Greys Anatomy and cocreator of Marvel Comics Young Avengers
"Immensely clever!"Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales