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The Lifters

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IL: MG - BL: 5 - AR Pts: 7
Lexile measure:
720L
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Journey to an underground world where adventure awaits and heroes are made in this middle grade novel from the bestselling, Pulitzer-nominated author of The Monk of Mokha and Her Right Foot . When Gran and his family move to Carousel, he has no idea that the town is built atop a secret. Little does he suspect, as he walks his sister to school or casually eats a banana, that mysterious forces lurk mere inches beneath his feet, tearing up the earth like mini-hurricanes and causing the town to slowly but surely sink. When Gran's friend, the difficult-to-impress Catalina Catalan, presses a silver handle into a hillside and opens a doorway to underground, he knows that she is extraordinary and brave, and that he will have no choice but to follow wherever she leads. With luck on their side, and some discarded hockey sticks for good measure, Gran and Catalina might just find a way to lift their town--and the known world--out of danger. In The Lifters , critically acclaimed author Dave Eggers establishes himself as a storyteller who can entertain and inspire readers of any age. "This book is a ripper, full of all the good stuff: adventure, mystery, and lots of great jokes." - Mac Barnett, Caldecott Honor-winning author of Extra Yarn "Full of surprises, magic, and heart." - Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me "[A] cozy contemporary novel about lifting spirits and rebuilding community through teamwork and imagination." -- Publishers Weekly "A heart-gladdening work of allegorical genius." -- The Guardian "A warm and rewarding read . . .Eggers skillfully handles the trope of the kids who save the town, with plenty of humorous adult cluelessness but an equal measure of compassion." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Original . . . and always intriguing. . . . Eggers's story moves along briskly thanks to mounting suspense and bite-size chapters." -- Booklist A Junior Library Guild selection
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9781524764166
9781524764180
9781524782863
9781524764173
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
720L
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Last Grouping Update 2018-07-16 23:07:43PM
Last Indexed 2018-07-17 03:42:01AM

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subject_facet Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction, Adventure stories, Detective and mystery stories, Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Mystery and detective stories, Tunnels -- Fiction, Tunnels -- Juvenile fiction
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