World's End

World's End

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Ever since returning from Dormia, Alfonso has enjoyed sleeping in a bed like anormal person. No more waking up at the top of a tree or the edge of a cliff. In fact,no sleepwalking at all. But then, while visiting France on a class trip, Alfonso feels that strange andfamiliar pull of sleep. Upon waking, he finds himself in the belly of a ship headedto Egypt. In his backpack are a few old books and a vial of medicine he stole whileasleep. Something is calling Alfonso back to Dormia. Perhaps it’s the Founding Tree? Orperhaps it's the man he sees in his dreams—the one who looks just like his deceasedfather? Whatever it is, Alfonso is powerless to resist.

Storytellers Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski take Alfonso on another fantasticalquest to Dormia—and beyond—to a vast underground world that holds the answerto a terrifying message: Let me tell you of a dark shadow tree and the world's end.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547505060

  • ISBN-10: 054750506X

  • Pages: 496

  • Price: $5.99

  • Publication Date: 11/15/2010

  • Carton Quantity: 1

  • Age(s): 8,9,10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 3-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 830L
    • Guided Reading Level Z

Jake Halpern
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Jake Halpern

Jake Halpern is a journalist and author born in 1975. His book, Braving Home was a main selection for the Book of the Month Club by Bill Bryson and was a Library Journal Book of the Year. He is a contributor to NPR's All Things Considered and This American Life. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Slate, Smithsonian, Entertainment Weekly, Outside, New York Magazine, and other publications. He is a fellow of Morse College at Yale University, where he teaches a class on writing.
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Peter Kujawinski

When he isn't writing, Peter is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. He's lived in Israel, Haiti, and France. Peter attended both the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has published commentary in the International Herald Tribune.
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  • reviews

    "In the fine tradition of Tolkien and George Lucas, the authors spin a hero tale in the midst of a mysterious land where characters make difficult decisions motivated by myriad causes. . .This second cliff-hanger tale of Dormia will delight fans of the first book and leave them chomping at the bit for the next installment."—VOYA

    "The mystery of a sleep-walking hero and his missing father, World's End will keep you wide awake, turning pages late into the night. Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski have fashioned a globe-trotting adventure filled with the kind of masterful plot twists and nail-biting suspense that young fantasy readers dream of."—Katherine Marsh, author of the Edgar-award winning The Night Tourist "Readers, teachers, and parents, get on board! Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski take

    their characters on another wild ride in the second installment of the Dormia series

    entitled World’s End. If you loved the first book, the second book is going to blow your

    mind! The stakes are higher, the powers are more spectacular, and the journey brings

    you to breathtaking lands that are sure to delight the imagination. For readers of the

    Dormia series, this return visit with old friends is a welcome reunion to be cherished and

    celebrated with the addition of more eccentric characters that will make you laugh out

    loud! For new readers, this series will have you hooked as you are whisked away to far

    away places on an epic expedition that gets more thrilling with the turn of every page.

    For reluctant readers, the action-packed, intense plot twists and turns until you feel like

    you are living an extreme sport with the characters. For teachers who are searching for

    models of setting description, they are sure to find descriptive narratives that will inspire

    and thrill their students. Halpern and Kujawinski are masters of description! As you

    can see, there is something in this book for everyone. And as you draw nearer to the

    conclusion of this book, you will find yourself begging for more!"—Rick Hribko, 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher at East Shore Middle School

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547505060

  • ISBN-10: 054750506X

  • Pages: 496

  • Price: $5.99

  • Publication Date: 11/15/2010

  • Carton Quantity: 1

  • Age(s): 8,9,10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 3-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 830L
    • Guided Reading Level Z

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