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  • 5 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library J HOLM (Text) 0001002429056 JUV Fiction New In transit -

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Citation/References Note:
Publishers Weekly, December 07, 2020
Kirkus Reviews, December 01, 2020
Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews
Summary, etc.:
Blast off with New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning Jennifer L. Holm's out-of-this-world new novel about a kid raised on Mars who learns that he can't be held back by the fears of the grown-ups around him. Bell has spent his whole life - all eleven years of it - on Mars. But he's still just a regular kid - he loves cats, any kind of cake, and is curious about the secrets the adults in the US colony are keeping. Like, why don't have contact with anyone on the other Mars colonies? Why are they so isolated? When a virus breaks out and the grown-ups all fall ill, Bell and the other children are the only ones who can help. It's up to Bell - a regular kid in a very different world - to uncover the truth and save his family ... and possibly unite an entire planet. Mars may be a world far, far away, but in the hands of Jennifer L. Holm, beloved and bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish, it can't help but feel like home.
Target Audience Note:
530 Lexile.
Subject: Space colonies > Fiction.
Science fiction.
Science fiction.
Virus diseases > Juvenile fiction.
Virus diseases > Fiction.
Mars (Planet) > Juvenile fiction.
Mars (Planet) > Fiction.

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