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The Navigator - Not Available from Ingram
Contributor(s):McNamee, Eoin (Author)
 

ISBN: 0375939105   EAN: 9780375939105
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
US SRP: $ 18.99 US 
Binding: Library Binding
Language(s): English
Pub Date: 01/09/2007
Publisher Marketing: "Owen turned to Cat but she was staring into the woods, her face a mast of fear. Far off, but moving closer, were two figures, both white, both faceless, seeming to glide between the trees. "The Harsh" whispered Cati."They're here.""
One day the world ...


Additional Information
OCLC Number: OCLC#191728702
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
LC Subjects:
-Time -Fantasy
Dewey: FIC
Features: Illustrated, Price on Product
Target Age Group: 09 to 12
Physical Info: 1.13" H x 8.44" L x 5.76" W (1.1 lbs) 342 pages
Carton Quantity: 12  

Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

School Library Journal (03/01/2007):
Gr 58This fantasy by Irish author McNamee introduces Owen, whose father has died mysteriously, and whose mother has sunk into a depression. Out in his wilderness hideaway, he catapults into a time vortex where he meets a girl named Cati and her fellow Wakeful. Their eternal task is to fight the Harsh, a powerful ice people who upend time, running it backward so that humans no longer exist. Owen, Cati, and other Wakeful set out to find the Puissance, the place where it is foretold that the Navigator, a legendary figure, can defeat the Harsh and restore proper time. Readers who head for D. J. MacHale's "Pendragon" (S & S) and Garth Nix's "The Keys to the Kingdom" (Scholastic) series may like this one as well, but it sometimes strains credibility. The idea that time is moving backward (from modern to medieval times by novel's end), but that all humanity immediately disappears (even though there were humans back then) is hard to accept. And while Owen and Cati are plucky adventurers, the descriptions sometimes fall flat, and the transitions are occasionally abrupt. Consider this title an additional purchase; acquire where Kenneth Oppel's "Airborn" (HarperCollins, 2004) and similar titles are popular."Caitlin Augusta, The Darien Library, CT" Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Review Citations:
  • Kirkus Review - Children 12/15/2006 pg. 1270 (EAN 9780375939105, Library Binding) - *Starred Review
  • Booklist 12/01/2006 pg. 47 (EAN 9780375939105, Library Binding)
  • Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2007 pg. 543 (EAN 9780375939105, Library Binding)
  • School Library Journal 03/01/2007 pg. 214 (EAN 9780375939105, Library Binding)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2007 pg. 349 (EAN 9780375939105, Library Binding)
  • School Library Journal 11/01/2007 (EAN 9780739348529, Compact Disc)
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo 01/01/2009 pg. 935 (EAN 9780385735544, Paperback)
  • Kliatt 11/01/2007 pg. 48 (EAN 9780739338872, Compact Disc)
  • Publishers Weekly 04/09/2007 (EAN 9780739338872, Compact Disc)
  • Booklist 12/01/2006 pg. 47 (EAN 9780375839108, Hardcover)
  • Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2007 pg. 543 (EAN 9780375839108, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 03/01/2007 pg. 214 (EAN 9780375839108, Hardcover)
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2007 pg. 339 (EAN 9780375839108, Hardcover)
  • New York Times 04/15/2007 pg. 21 (EAN 9780375839108, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2007 pg. 349 (EAN 9780375839108, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 11/13/2006 (EAN 9780375839108, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo 01/01/2009 pg. 935 (EAN 9780375839108, Hardcover)

Contributor Bio: McNamee, Eoin
Eoin McNamee is an award-winning author of novels for adults. His first novel, "Resurrection Man," was made into a film. He lives in County Sligo, Ireland.

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