The Alex Crow

By SMITH, Andrew

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ISBN
9780525426530
Publisher
Dutton


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2015  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 9 Up—The author weaves several odd yet connected story threads: the 19th-century Arctic exploration aboard the ill-fated Alex Crow ship; a madman's bizarre U-Haul road trip; and the Merrie-Seymour Research Group and its de-extinction program. But the most compelling narrative is that of Ariel, a teenage refugee of an unnamed country, who is adopted into an American family. He and his brother, Max, are sent to Camp Merrie-Seymour "where boys rediscover the fun of boyhood." The camp's purpos...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2015

Ariel, a fifteen-year-old war refugee from an unnamed country who survived the bombing of his village by hiding in a broken refrigerator, is newly adopted into the family of Jake Burgess, a “de-extinction” scientist for the Alex Division of the Merrie-Seymour Research Group in West Virginia. Meanwhile, ordered by Joseph Stalin and other voices in his head, psychotic Leonard Fountain, “the melting man,” is on a deranged road trip in...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Fifteen-year-old war refugee Ariel is adopted into the family of "de-extinction" scientist Jake Burgess and sent to camp with adoptive brother Max. ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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