#BookADay: BOUNDLESS by Kenneth Oppel (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers)
I've been reading a ton lately but have been falling behind in my #BookADay posts (also trying to spend somewhat less time online, as I mentioned before). But I had to rave about Kenneth Oppel's THE BOUNDLESS (Simon & Schuster BFYR). Such a great read! I stayed up waaaay too late with Will Everett and his adventures. Plus after finishing the book, I was compelled to find out more about Canadian railway history. Highly recommended.
(I didn't find out until after I bought the book that Justin Chanda was the editor.(!))
"Will Everett has always wished for an adventure.
Little does he know his started the moment he boarded The Boundless. The longest, most glamorous locomotive in the world, it stretches more than eleven kilometres long and pulls an astounding 987 cars: passenger cars, shooting galleries, gardens, an onboard swimming pool, cinema and much more. But its maiden voyage won't be a smooth ride for Will. After witnessing a murder during a station stop, he barely makes it back onto the train (with a running leap!), then must work his way from the caboose forward to his father in first class - with the murderer and his cronies on his tail. Luckily, a clever and nimble friend is perfecting her act in The Boundless's circus car, and there the real thrill ride begins. Sasquatches, bog-dwelling hags and illusions abound in this outsized adventure aboard the Titanic of trains!"
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More about Kenneth Oppel:
The gorgeous cover illustration and chapter heading art was done by Jim Tierney.
More about the Nerdy Book Club/Donalyn Miller's Summer Book-A-Day Challenge: