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Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers



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The perfect book right now for young readers searching for hope, strength, inspiration -- and just a little horticultural havoc.--New York Times

The first book in a can't-put-it-down, can't-read-it-fast-enough action-thriller trilogy that's part Hatchet, part Alien

The invasion begins--but not as you'd expect. It begins with rain. Rain that carries seeds. Seeds that sprout--overnight, everywhere. These new plants take over crop fields, twine up houses, and burrow below streets. They bloom--and release toxic pollens. They bloom--and form Venus flytrap-like pods that swallow animals and people. They bloom--everywhere, unstoppable.

Or are they? Three kids on a remote island seem immune to the toxic plants. Anaya, Petra, Seth. They each have strange allergies--and yet not to these plants. What's their secret? Can they somehow be the key to beating back this invasion? They'd better figure it out fast, because it's starting to rain again....

Author: Kenneth Oppel
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: 03/10/2020
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.90w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781524773007
Age Range: 10-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.8
Point Value: 10
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 508962 / Bloom

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 01/06/2020
School Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 68
Booklist 02/01/2020 pg. 42
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2020
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2020

About the Author
KENNETH OPPEL is one of the most highly regarded authors of middle-grade fiction writing today. Some of his best-known titles are Inkling, The Nest, Airborn, a 2005 Printz Honor Book, and Silverwing. Find him online at and @KennethOppel.

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