The Sand Warrior: 5 Worlds, Book 1

By: Mark Siegel

Alexis Siegel

Illustrator: Xanthe Bouma

The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction—unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781101935873

JLG Release: Jul 2017


Series: 5 Worlds
Sensitive Areas: Fighting
Topics: Graphic novels , Heroes , Action and adventurers , Science fiction , Space , Aliens

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Awards & Honors

Brightly Best Children’s Books of 2017, According to Kids
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017, Top Ten
NPR’s Book Concierge, 2017 Great Reads

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Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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“Our worlds will die unless a sand warrior can rise up and light those beacons.” In this epic sci-fi/fantasy series opener, three kids from different backgrounds band together after a neighboring planet launches an unprovoked attack on their home planet, Mon Domani. Oona Lee is an unconfident sand dancer, raised with other trainees in r “Our worlds will die unless a sand warrior can rise up and light those beacons.” In this epic sci-fi/fantasy series opener, three kids from different backgrounds band together after a neighboring planet launches an unprovoked attack on their home planet, Mon Domani. Oona Lee is an unconfident sand dancer, raised with other trainees in relative privilege in the capital city’s Sand Castle. The invasion occurs as Oona embarks on a search for her runaway sister—a gifted sand dancer who had been Mon Domani’s hope for survival before mysteriously disappearing seven years earlier. Escaping the wreckage of a crashed sky ship, Oona saves orphan An Tzu, a part-vegetal homeless boy living in the slums, and Jax Amboy, a beloved celebrity starball player. The universe’s looming environmental crisis has contributed to extreme shortages, economic inequities, and disease; Oona is convinced that finding her sister is the key to averting a planetary catastrophe. This sweeping graphic-novel saga features inventive world-building, with history, mythology, and traditions naturally integrated into the narrative. The nuanced panel illustrations help advance the complex plot and deepen readers’ understanding of the intriguing, dynamic characters (though some smaller panels are crowded). The installment ends triumphantly and tantalizingly; readers will eagerly await book two. kitty flynn

Book Details

ISBN

9781101935873

First Release

July 2017

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

6" x 9"

Page Count

256

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level

Format

Print Book

Edition

Library edition with trade jacket added

Publisher

Random House

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Fighting

Topics

Graphic novels, Heroes, Action and adventurers, Science fiction, Space, Aliens,

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