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Atherton: The House of Power



by
Patrick Carman

Edition
-
Publisher
Little, Brown
Imprint
Little, Brown
ISBN
9780316166706

Awards and Honors
VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2007
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Violence: Mild Violence
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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.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Mild Violence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

352

Trim Size

5 5/8" x 8 1/4"

Dewey

F

AR

6.1: points 12

Lexile

950L

Genre

Fantasy/science fiction.

Scholastic Reading Counts

16

JLG Release

Jul 2007

Book Genres


Topics

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.

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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)

Horn Book

Orphan Edgar learns secrets about Atherton, the world in which he lives. He travels between Atherton's three levels, finding new friends and new mysteries as the story progresses. Drawings and journal entries from Dr. Harding--Atherton's creator--add complexity to the plot. The world's landscapes are distinct and well realized. A CD-ROM of bonus material is included.

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

Orphan Edgar learns secrets about Atherton, the world in which he lives. He travels between Atherton's three levels, finding new friends and new mysteries as the story progresses. Drawings and journal entries from Dr. Harding--Atherton's creator--add complexity to the plot. The world's landscapes are distinct and well realized. A CD-ROM of bonus material is included.

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