The Resource The ark plan, Laura Martin

The ark plan, Laura Martin

Label
The ark plan
Title
The ark plan
Statement of responsibility
Laura Martin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A century and a half after cloned dinosaurs forced humans to move into underground compounds, Sky discovers a clue to the whereabouts of her long-missing father and ventures above ground on a quest that has the potential to save the world
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Storyline
Pace
Review
  • Gr 4–6—Sky Mundy has heard all her life how the Noah saved the citizens of the United States from extinction during the Dinosauria Pandemic, getting them into the old nuclear bomb shelters that were safe from ferocious dinosaurs and the fatal virus they carry. But Sky sees the dark side of the Noah's Marine enforcers. She is singled out because she is an orphan and thus a burden (though she refuses to acknowledge that her father, missing for five years, is dead), and her life is a litany of work details and isolation in the Guardian Wing of the North Compound. Sky desperately hopes for word from her absent father, and finally, on her 12th birthday, her best friend Shawn finds a clue hidden in the compass Sky's father gave her just before he disappeared. With that information, Sky decides it's time to go "topside" to look for her missing dad. Shawn helps her make a daring escape from the compound, and the two discover that the world outside is not as they were led to believe. There are certainly dinosaurs, and most of them are out to make Sky and Shawn dinner. But there are also people living topside, not to mention fresh food and fresh air. In this clever take on Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park, the tale is reimagined on a worldwide scale. The characters are developed, and the postapocalyptic world is well imagined and replete with detail. The plot moves forward briskly, with a few good twists, and the ending sets up neatly for a sequel. Nonstop action, marauding dinosaurs, and kids on the run: What's not to like? VERDICT This is a great buy for the sci-fi adventure-loving crowd.—Gretchen Crowley, Alexandria City Public Libraries, VA --Gretchen Crowley (Reviewed 05/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 5, p97)
  • With resurgent dinosaurs roaming the surface, living underground is humanity's only hope for survival. Or…is it? A century and a half ago, scientists revived the dinos à la Jurassic Park but also brought on a prehistoric pandemic that wiped out 99.9 percent of the human race. Now Sky (a redheaded white girl, judging by the cover art) lives with less than 100 others in a subterranean bunker that, she has always been told, is the only protection from certain death topside. But on her 12th birthday, a letter from her long-missing father arrives, urging her to deliver a certain flash drive to a mysterious location on Lake Michigan. She quickly learns not only that there are people maintaining a precarious existence on the surface, but that she's carrying secrets the supposedly beneficent leaders of her community will kill to suppress. As a budding Katniss Everdeen—tough, stubborn, resilient, and though new to the bow a quick enough learner by the end to put an arrow through the eye of a ravening spinosaurus—Sky makes a promising protagonist. Martin pits her against vividly scary foes both scaled and armed with automatic weapons, places her between two quaintly protective guys (one from aboveground, the other below), and sets her on a path that plainly leads to revelations about her family as well as her world. Formulaic but with enough juice in the characters and their relentlessly dangerous setting to keep the story hydrated. (Science fiction. 11-13)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488445
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Laura
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
790L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
5.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Edge of extinction
Series volume
[1]
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Friendship
  • Survival
  • Dinosaurs
  • Missing persons
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Friendship
  • Survival
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The ark plan, Laura Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1587255
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
350 pages, 10 pages
Isbn
9780062416223
Lccn
2015946556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062416223
  • (OCoLC)949010343
Label
The ark plan, Laura Martin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1587255
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
350 pages, 10 pages
Isbn
9780062416223
Lccn
2015946556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062416223
  • (OCoLC)949010343

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