Atherton: The House of Power
Edgar, an eleven-year-old orphan, lives on the planet Atherton, which is divided into three tiers: the mysterious Flatlands, the impoverished Tabletop, and the wealthy Highlands. Atherton has strict rules, but Edgar has already broken two of them: he has scaled the cliffs that separate Tabletop from the Highlands, and he has tried to decipher a forbidden book. Then Edgar discovers that the Highlands are descending into Tabletop, and soon none of the old rules will apply. Black-and-white diagrams.
JLG Release: Jul 2007
Awards & Honors
VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2007
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
5 5/8" x 8 1/4"
Level 6.1; Points: 12;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 5.8; Points: 16;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Playing, Punishment, Water, Being followed, Earthquakes, Food, Rationing, Weapons, Books, Rules, Climbing, Making friends, Secrets, Reading, Journeys, Rabbits, News, Hiding, Discovery, Breaking and entering, Poison, Interrogation, Lies, Armies, Falling, Injury, Monsters, Hunters, Rescue, Murder, Reunions, Explanations, Battles, Warnings, Barricades, Alliances, Plans, Sinking,