World's End by Jake HalpernWorld's End by Jake Halpern

World's End

byJake Halpern, Peter Kujawinski

Paperback | January 10, 2012

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"In the&nbspfine tradition of Tolkien. . . . This second cliff-hanger tale of Dormia will delight fans of the first book and leave them chomping at the bit for the next installment."- VOYA Ever since he returned from Dormia, Alphonso Perplexon has enjoyed sleeping like a normal person. No dropping off to sleep in the middle of school. No waking up at the top of a tree. In fact, no sleepwalking at all. But on a class trip to France, his sleeping self takes over and he finds himself doing things his wakeful self would never do-like stowing away on a ship headed to Egypt. &nbspSomething is calling him back to Dormia. With only a backpack, some books, and a feeling of dread, Alphonso sets off once again.
When he isn't writing, Peter Kujawinski is a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State. He currently lives in Haiti. Jake Halpern is a reporter whose pieces have appeared in the Washington Post, Smithsonian, and Sports Illustrated . Jake lives in New Haven, Connecticut.   You can visit them on F...
Title:World's EndFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 1.34 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547577192

ISBN - 13:9780547577197

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Editorial Reviews

In the fine tradition of Tolkien and George Lucas, the authors spin a hero tale in the midst of a mysterious land where characters make difficult decisions motivated by myriad causes. . .This second cliff-hanger tale of Dormia will delight fans of the first book and leave them chomping at the bit for the next installment."- VOYA "The mystery of a sleep-walking hero and his missing father, ; World's End ;will keep you wide awake, turning pages late into the night. Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski have fashioned a globe-trotting adventure filled with the kind of masterful plot twists and nail-biting suspense that young fantasy readers dream of."-Katherine Marsh, author of the Edgar-award winning ; The Night Tourist "Readers, teachers, and parents, get on board! Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski taketheir characters on another wild ride in the second installment of the Dormia seriesentitled World's End. If you loved the first book, the second book is going to blow yourmind! The stakes are higher, the powers are more spectacular, and the journey bringsyou to breathtaking lands that are sure to delight the imagination. For readers of theDormia series, this return visit with old friends is a welcome reunion to be cherished andcelebrated with the addition of more eccentric characters that will make you laugh outloud! For new readers, this series will have you hooked as you are whisked away to faraway places on an epic expedition that gets more thrilling with the turn of every page.For reluctant readers, the action-packed, intense plot twists and turns until you feel likeyou are living an extreme sport with the characters. For teachers who are searching formodels of setting description, they are sure to find descriptive narratives that will inspireand thrill their students. Halpern and Kujawinski are masters of description! As youcan see, there is something in this book for everyone. And as you draw nearer to theconclusion of this book, you will find yourself begging for more!"-Rick Hribko, 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher at East Shore Middle School"