Barry Wolverton's masterful middle-grade debut, Neversink, is an epic tale of some very un-epic birds, a fast-paced and funny story of survival, friendship, and fish, in the vein of Watership Down and Kathi Appelt's The Underneath.Along the Arctic Circle lies a small island called Neversink, home to a colony of odd-looking seabirds called auks, including one Lockley J. Puffin. With their oceanfron...
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Lexile Measure: 870L
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Walden Pond Press; 1 edition (March 27, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 4269471
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This is one of the cutest stories I've read in a very long time. The concept is fascinating and unique. The anthropomorphic qualities of the birds and walruses that inhabit these pages are wonderful. Wolverton's excellent writing brings forth a richl...
plentiful supply of fish, the auks have few concerns—few, save for Lockley's two best friends, Egbert and Ruby, a know-it-all walrus and a sharp-tongued hummingbird.But all of this is about to change. Rozbell, the newly crowned king of the Owl Parliament, has long had his scheming eyes on the small colony to the north. Now Neversink's independence hangs in the balance. An insurgence of owls will inevitably destroy life as the auks know it—unless Lockley can do something about it.