The Boundless

Hardcover | April 22, 2014

byKenneth Oppel

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All aboard for a non-stop fantasy adventure on the Titanic of trains!

"Will stares up, too. The locomotive steams, her hot breath curling from the smokestacks atop the three-storey boiler. He can feel the tremor of her expectant power through the station platform, through the very air. Massive and black, she’s like something forged with lightning and thunder."

Will Everett wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but after his family’s fortunes change, he finds himself with a first-class ticket for The Boundless. The longest, most glamorous locomotive in the world, it stretches more than eleven kilometres long and pulls an astounding 987 cars: passenger cars, shooting galleries, gardens, an onboard swimming pool, cinema and much more. But its maiden voyage won’t be a smooth ride for Will. After witnessing a murder during a station stop, he barely makes it back onto the train (with a running leap!), then must work his way from the caboose forward to his father in first class—with the murderer and his cronies on his tail. Luckily, a clever and nimble friend is perfecting her act in The Boundless’s circus car, and there the real thrill ride begins. Sasquatches, bog-dwelling hags and illusions abound in this outsized middle-grade adventure.

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All aboard for a non-stop fantasy adventure on the Titanic of trains!"Will stares up, too. The locomotive steams, her hot breath curling from the smokestacks atop the three-storey boiler. He can feel the tremor of her expectant power through the station platform, through the very air. Massive and black, she’s like something forged with...

KENNETH OPPEL is the Governor General's Award-winning author ofAirbornand the Silverwing series, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. Kenneth Oppel lives in Toronto with his wife and their three children. Visit his website atwww.kennethoppel.com.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443410268

ISBN - 13:9781443410267

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Story wow! I loved this book! it was full of suspense, magic, adventure, trains, circuses, and everything amazing! it sort of reminded me of a cross between the night circus and the invention of Hugo cabret. wonderful story. loads of fun.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian History meets Sasquatches I loved this book. There is a ton of Canadian history about how the Canadian Railway was built. The book references real life Canadians that played a role in the building of the railway. Then things get a little crazy with this massive long train, a circus and sasquatches. A great grade 7 read aloud or perfect for a kid that loves trains or just a great story.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The boundless Really good adventure story. I hope there is a sequel.
Date published: 2014-06-05

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“Vividly imagined...heart-stopping action scenes involving dozens of memorable characters. An epic journey novel with a distinctive setting, a powerful sense of adventure, and just a whiff of steampunk. Expect hoards of passengers aboard The Boundless.”