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Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire by [John August]

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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 4–7—Arlo Finch's family has returned to his mother's hometown of Pine Mountain, CO, to try to regain some normalcy after a stressful few years. But nothing is normal in Pine Mountain. From the house they live in that comes complete with an eccentric taxidermist uncle to the magical creatures that have taken special notice of Arlo, adventure and mystery are everywhere. To make new friends, 12-year-old Arlo joins the Rangers, a scoutlike group, and finds that they don't just learn to build fires—they learn some magic craft and about creatures from other realms. As Arlo prepares for his first test to advance a rank, he has no idea he and his friends' lives will be at stake. Much like other popular series such as "Percy Jackson," magic and realism are woven together. The first novel is clearly laying the groundwork for future installments, and it is very fertile ground. Enough questions are answered to provide satisfaction, but unanswered questions and mysteries that remain. VERDICT An exciting fantasy novel grounded in reality with a strong emphasis on friendships and great characters. This new series will appeal to fans of mystery and adventure as well as reluctant readers.—Elizabeth Nicolai, Anchorage Public Library, AK --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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“Accomplished screenwriter August artfully thrusts readers into a whole new world, right alongside Arlo . . . This is just the first volume in a new series, so readers won’t have to wait long to plunge back into the mysterious Long Woods.” ―Booklist

“Much like other popular series such as 'Percy Jackson,' [this is] an exciting fantasy novel grounded in reality with a strong emphasis on friendships and great characters. This new series will appeal to fans of mystery and adventure as well as reluctant readers.” ―School Library Journal

“The mysteries―from what makes Arlo a target to why a girl who vanished years ago has reappeared to him and only him―become increasingly more compelling as more pieces are revealed . . . Readers will find Arlo relatable, especially if they’ve ever struggled to fit in themselves.” ―The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“A thrilling adventure full of magic and wonder. John August is a master storyteller.” ―Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

“A fast, fun, and fearless tale. Arlo's adventures feel both completely real and entirely magical. I loved it!” ―Ally Condie, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Matched and Summerlost

“A masterful mix of mystery and adventure, set in a supernatural scouting troop. Reading this book made me wish I hadn't dropped out of Cub Scouts.” ―Geoff Rodkey, New York Times–bestselling author of the Tapper Twins series

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B073TSKP9J
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Roaring Brook Press (February 6, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 6, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4430 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 326 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 279 ratings

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John August is the author of 2018’s Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire, the first of a three-book series. It’s his debut novel.

As a screenwriter, John’s credits include Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride and the two Charlie’s Angels films.

In 2014, John created Writer Emergency Pack, a tool for writers used in thousands of classrooms worldwide. Originally a record-setting Kickstarter, it’s now available on Amazon.

Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John is an Eagle Scout. He's happy to show you any knot you need. He earned his journalism degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and his film degree from the University of Southern California. He now lives in Los Angeles with his family, including his dog, Lambert.

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Pieta
5.0 out of 5 stars Age appropriate adventure story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 20, 2018
Claudia
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab! So exciting!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 11, 2018
Donal
4.0 out of 5 stars Not just for kids
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 6, 2018
Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars Arlo Finch book 1
Reviewed in Australia on June 26, 2018
Grant Sundin
5.0 out of 5 stars Superlative adventure.
Reviewed in Australia on February 8, 2018
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