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Navigating Early

By Clare Vanderpool

“Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a passion for reading.” –James Patterson

A Michael L. Printz Honor Winner

An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book

New York Times Best Seller Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool, Newbery Gold Medalist for Moon Over Manifest, is an odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.

At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains. Newcomer Jack feels lost yet can't help being drawn to Early, who won't believe what everyone accepts to be the truth about the Great Appalachian Bear, Timber Rattlesnakes, and the legendary school hero known as The Fish, who never returned from the war. When the boys find themselves unexpectedly alone at school, they embark on a quest on the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear. But what they are searching for is sometimes different from what they find. They will meet truly strange characters, each of whom figures into the pi story Early weaves as they travel, while discovering things they never realized about themselves and others in their lives.

New York Times Editor’s Choice
A New York Times Middle Grade Bestseller
An Indie Pick 
A Bankstreet Best Book of the Year 
A School Library Journal Best Books 2013
A Kirkus Best Book
A Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice Selection
A BookPage Best Children's Book
A Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection



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9780385742092


Format: Book
Author: Vanderpool, Clare
Summary: "Odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Navigating Early / Clare Vanderpool.
Publisher Date: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
Subject: Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction Boarding schools -- Juvenile fiction Schools -- Juvenile fiction Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Juvenile fiction. JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century. Appalachian Trail -- Juvenile fiction. Maine -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780385742092 0385742096
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: C Vanderpool
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Bib Id: 418050

Format: Book
Author: Vanderpool, Clare
Summary: "Odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Navigating Early / Clare Vanderpool.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
Description: 306 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Boarding schools -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Schools -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century.
Subjects: Appalachian Trail -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Maine -- Juvenile fiction.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 301).
LCCN: 2012014973
ISBN: 9780385742092
ISBN: 0385742096
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: C Vanderpool