Jungle of Bones

Hardcover | February 1, 2014

byBen Mikaelsen

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Lost and alone in the jungle, one boy will have to let go of his assumptions and anger, or be dragged down with them.

Dylan Barstow has finally crossed the line. After getting caught on a late-night joyride in a stolen car, Dylan is shipped off to live with his ex-Marine uncle for the summer. But Uncle Todd has bigger plans for Dylan than push-ups and early-morningjogs.

Deep in the steamy jungles of Papua New Guinea, there's a WWII fighter plane named Second Ace that's been lost for years, a plane that Dylan's own grandfather barely escaped from with his life. In all this time, no one has ever been able to track down Second Ace - but now Dylan and his uncle are going to try.

Lush and haunted, vital and deadly, these alien jungles half a world away could mean Dylan's salvation, or they could swallow him whole.

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Lost and alone in the jungle, one boy will have to let go of his assumptions and anger, or be dragged down with them.Dylan Barstow has finally crossed the line. After getting caught on a late-night joyride in a stolen car, Dylan is shipped off to live with his ex-Marine uncle for the summer. But Uncle Todd has bigger plans for Dylan t...

BEN MIKAELSEN was awarded the International Reading Association Award and the Western Writers' Golden Spur Award. His novels have won critical acclaim, as well as several reader's choice awards. These novels include Rescue Josh McGuire, Sparrow Hawk Red, Stranded, Countdown, Petey, and Touching Spirit Bear. Ben and his wife, Melanie, l...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.57 × 5.78 × 0.8 inPublished:February 1, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545442877

ISBN - 13:9780545442879

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jungle of Bones The book is about a 14 year old boy named Dylan who steels things. Then one night he was taking a stroll in the junk yard and he stumbled across a car that functioned so he stole it and started doing doughnut with the car. He fell asleep and the cops found him driving the car. They arrested him and put him in the Juvenile Detention Center. He was waiting for his mom to pick him up like always but that didn't happen this time. Instead she came the day after with his Uncle Tom. His Uncle Tom was an explorer that was on a mission to find a bomber that Dylan's grandfather used in the war. The bomber was called Second Ace that crash landed in Papua New Guinea. But Dylan refused to go but the next day they were on a plane to Oregon. When they landed they stayed at Uncle Tod's house and they started to unpack. Each day after that they ran about a kilometer and Dylan and Uncle Tod both had to take malaria pills each day. After about a week they flew to Papua New Guinea and landed in Weawak. The next day were of into the jungle to find the bomber,
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jungle Of Bones The book is about a 14 year old boy named Dylan who steels things. Then one night he was taking a stroll in the junk yard and he stumbled across a car that functioned so he stole it and started doing doughnut with the car. He fell asleep and the cops found him driving the car. They arrested him and put him in the Juvenile Detention Center. He was waiting for his mom to pick him up like always but that didn't happen this time. Instead she came the day after with his Uncle Tom. His Uncle Tom was an explorer that was on a mission to find a bomber that Dylan's grandfather used in the war. The bomber was called Second Ace that crash landed in Papua New Guinea. But Dylan refused to go but the next day they were on a plane to Oregon. When they landed they stayed at Uncle Tod's house and they started to unpack. Each day after that they ran about a kilometer and Dylan and Uncle Tod both had to take malaria pills each day. After about a week they flew to Papua New Guinea and landed in Weawak. There they got on a boat and ventured into the jungle to find the bomber.
Date published: 2016-01-26

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Praise for Jungle of Bones"A fast-paced adventure . . . Dylan's story will connect with readers seeking adventure." -Kirkus"The details of war and jungle dangers will make this a good addition to middle grade adventure survival collections." -School Library Journal"Mikaelsen's novel offers harrowing accounts of veterans' war experiences that are brought home by Dylan's struggles, both in the jungle and in everyday life." -Booklist