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Where the world ends  Cover Image Book Book

Where the world ends / Geraldine McCaughrean.

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  • ISBN: 9781250225498
  • ISBN: 1250225493
  • Physical Description: 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Ltd in 2017.
Includes afterword about the history of St. Kilda, list of the birds of St. Kilda, and glossary.
Formatted Contents Note:
Crossing over -- King Gannet -- Two months earlier on Hirta -- A lateness -- Doubts and fears -- Confessions -- Miracles -- Outcast -- The keepers -- A welcome return -- King Saul's trews -- The crossing -- Words and silence -- Haunted -- Light -- Storm -- Rite -- Spring fever -- Monsters -- Witch hunt -- The white ship -- Music and love.
Summary, etc.:
Every time a lad came fowling on the stacs, he went home less of a boy and more of a man. (If he went home at all, that is.) Every summer, Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they've been abandoned - cold, starving, and clinging to life in the grip of a murderous ocean. How will they survive such a forsaken place of stone and sea? Geraldine McCaughrean's first young-adult novel since the Michael L. Printz Award-winning The White Darkness is an extraordinary story of fortitude, endurance, tragedy, and survival, set against an unforgettable backdrop of savage beauty. -- From dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
900L lexile
Sentence length: 4 (hard) Word frequency: 4 (hard) Lexile.
Awards Note:
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2020.
Subject: Saint Kilda (Scotland) > History > 18th century > Juvenile fiction.
Wilderness survival > Juvenile fiction.
Blessing and cursing > Juvenile fiction.
Islands > Juvenile fiction.
Saint Kilda (Scotland) > History > 18th century > Fiction.
Scotland > History > 18th century > Fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
Hunting > Fiction.
Wildnerness survival > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Blessing and cursing > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Europe.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories.
Wilderness survival.
Blessing and cursing.
Scotland > Saint Kilda.
Islands > Juvenile fiction.
Fowling > Juvenile fiction.
Birds > Juvenile fiction.
Storytelling > Juvenile fiction.
Blessing and cursing > Juvenile fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
Hunting > Fiction.
Birds > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Blessing and cursing > Fiction.
Saint Kilda (Scotland) > Juvenile fiction.
Scotland > History > Juvenile fiction.
Saint Kilda (Scotland) > Fiction.
Scotland > History > Fiction.
Genre: Hunting stories.
Hunting fiction.
Hunting stories.
Historical fiction.
Juvenile works.
Historical fiction.
Hunting fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

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