The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van Eekhout

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This is what he knew:


His name was Fisher.


The world was dangerous.


And he was alone.


Fisher is the last boy on Earth - and things are not looking good for the human race. The carefully crafted survival dome where Fisher and dozens of other humans have been sleeping for millenia has been destroyed. Through a lucky accident, only Fisher survived.


The world Fisher wakes up in is a lot like ours - but it's changed, too. After the human race wiped itself out, nature took over, and wild creatures evolved into barely familiar beasts. Fisher must face them all as they set off on a journey that seems hopeless - at first. Then Fisher uncovers evidence that there may be a second survival dome far to the west. What was once a struggle for one boy's survival becomes a journey of hope.


With a broken robot and a friendly mammoth as his only companions, Fisher heads West. But something is watching them... something that wants to find the second survival dome just as badly as they do.

 

About Greg van Eekhout

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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. www.writingandsnacks.com
 
Published June 21, 2011 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 221 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He seems to have been endowed with a complete understanding of language and of his surroundings, and with, as he notes in awe, an awareness of hundreds of ways to catch fish: “I know all of them.” He is accompanied by the somewhat damaged guardian robot Fisher christens Click and by a juvenile ma...

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I'm a suburban mom with a technology background and the writer's itch.

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The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van EekhoutThe Boy at the End of the World is a new children’s fantasy by Greg van Eekhout, author of Kid vs.

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