Bound To Stay Bound

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 Creature of the pines
 Author: Gidwitz, Adam

 Illustrator: Aly, Hatem

 Publisher:  Dutton Children's Books
 Pub Year: 2018

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 167 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 376964 ISBN: 9780735231702
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Mythical animals -- Fiction
 Animal rescue -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $18.41

Summary:
Book 1--Elliot Eisner isn't excited about starting at a brand-new school in a brand-new town; he'd much rather stay at home and read a book. But things take an unexpected turn when he finds out his weird new teacher, Professor Fauna, has planned a field trip for Elliot's very first day. Along with a new friend--brave, outspoken Uchenna Devereaux--Elliot gets caught up in a secret group of adventurers, the Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world's mythical creatures.

Series:
Unicorn Rescue Society, Bk. 1


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 194055
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 73254

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/18)
   Booklist (03/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/01/2018 The Newbery Honor Book team behind The Inquisitor’s Tale (2016) reunites to bring young readers the breezy Unicorn Rescue Society series. In this inaugural adventure, Elliott’s new-school nerves are calmed slightly when he is befriended by Uchenna, a half Nigerian girl with a punk-rock vibe, on his first day. They stick together on a field trip to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, led by the terrifying social studies teacher Professor Fauna, and stumble upon a bizarre blue creature tangled in some ribbon. After freeing the animal (no easy feat!), it proceeds to follow them home and wreak havoc in the city. In an unlikely partnership, the new friends team up with Professor Fauna to try to catch the rogue animal. Gidwitz has written a rollicking tale with engaging characters and an irresistible premise involving a secret society dedicated to protecting mythical creatures. Aly’s artwork, though unseen, will appear liberally throughout the text, further extending its appeal. Consider having Maggie Stiefvater’s Pip Bartlett series on hand to tide readers over until the next installment arrives. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: There are big plans for this little book, including a national author tour and deluxe floor display. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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