Neversink

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An intelligent, entertaining fantasy with snappy dialogue and well-developed characters

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The author is a natural storyteller, giving readers a charmingly wry, offbeat tale

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Neversink
by Barry Wolverton

Along the Arctic Circle lies a small island called Neversink, whose jagged cliffs and ice-gouged rocks are home to a colony of odd-looking sea birds called auks, including one Lockley J. Puffin. With their oceanfront views and plentiful supply of fish, the auks have few concerns—few, save for Lockley’s two best friends, Egbert and Ruby, a know-it-all walrus and a sharp-tongued hummingbird. But all of this is about to change. Rozbell, the newly crowned king of the Owl Parliament, is dealing with a famine on the mainland of Tytonia—and he has long had his scheming eyes on the small colony to the north. Now Neversink’s independence hangs in the balance. An insurgence of owls will inevitably destroy life as the auks know it—unless Lockley can do something about it.

Barry Wolverton’s debut is an epic tale of some very un-epic birds, a fast-paced and funny story of survival, friendship, and fish.

About the Author: Barry Wolverton

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Author Barry Wolverton

Barry Wolverton makes his debut with Neversink, the product of a longtime interest in arctic wildfowl and Scandinavian folklore. In 2015 he published The Vanishing Island: Volume I in The Chronicles of the Black Tulip with Walden Pond Press. He has also written for National Geographic, Scholastic.com, Discovery Networks. Barry lives in Memphis.

Praise & Reviews

An intelligent, entertaining fantasy with snappy dialogue and well-developed characters.

Booklist

The author is a natural storyteller, giving readers a charmingly wry, offbeat tale.

Publisher’s Weekly

An unexpected hero and his amusing, devoted helpers entertain and inspire.

Kirkus Reviews

Check out the Neversink curriculum guide, done in partnership with The National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin!

Neversink Activities

 

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