Polaris by Michael NorthropPolaris by Michael Northrop


byMichael Northrop

Hardcover | October 31, 2017

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Alone at sea, with only the stars to guide them...

The proud sailing ship Polaris is on a mission to explore new lands, and its crew is eager to bring their discoveries back home. But when half the landing party fails to return from the Amazon jungle, the tensions lead to a bloody mutiny. The remaining adults abandon ship, leaving behind a cabin boy, a botanist's assistant, and a handful of deckhands -- none of them older than twelve. Troubled by whispers of a strange tropical illness and rumors of a wild beast lurking onshore, the young sailors are desperate to steer the vessel to safety. When one of their own already missing and a strange smell drifting up from belowdecks, the novice crew begins to suspect that someone -- or something -- else is onboard. Having steeled themselves for the treacherous journey home, they now have more to fear than the raging waters of the Atlantic...

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Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, an epic book and game adventure series featuring the magic of ancient Egypt. He is also the author of Trapped, an Indie Next List selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection and an NPR Backseat Book Club pick. An e...

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Title:PolarisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 31, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545297168

ISBN - 13:9780545297165

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Praise for Surrounded by Sharks:"This story strikes a balance of suspense and action... For reluctant readers and fansof survival stories." -- School Library JournalPraise for TombQuest:"The plot moves quickly and will appeal to reluctant readers looking for adventure[and danger." -- School Library JournalPraise for Trapped:"Northrop gets at the core of human nature through masterful pacing... Gripping." -- Kirkus Reviews