Leepike Ridge

Leepike Ridge

Book - 2007
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While his widowed mother continues to search for him, eleven-year-old Tom, presumed dead after drifting away down a river, finds himself trapped in a series of underground caves with another survivor and a dog, and pursued by murderous treasure-hunters.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2007
ISBN: 9780375938733
9780375838743
9780375838736
Branch Call Number: WIL
Characteristics: 224 p

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Chickenzilla
May 08, 2016

Haha this is a great book!! An upset kid and a man stuck for four years underground have to find a way back to the surface without dying! they find a lot of cool stuff along the way...

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Lucchesa
Jan 29, 2013

Great for a reading group! I lead a 4th grade reading group at my son's public school & we are currently working on this book. I have strong readers - boys - who nevertheless fall into the "reluctant" category, and this has really gripped them. It has some "Hatchet"-like survival aspects but also an almost fantasy atmosphere in places. This week I told each boy to research one of the names from Greek mythology that appear in the book - for instance, in this story of treasure hunters, one is a policeman nicknamed "Sirens." Not, I think, a coincidence. We're getting really good discussions out of it so far.

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