Compass South

Compass South

Book - 2016
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After escaping the Black Hook Gang in 1860 New York City, twelve-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra flee to New Orleans, become separated, and try to find each other in San Francisco, while being followed by pirates who think they hold the key to treasure.
Publisher: New York :, Margaret Ferguson Books/Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374300432
Branch Call Number: KIDS GRAPHIC LAR
Characteristics: 224 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mock, Rebecca - Illustrator

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SnoIsleLib_KathleenH Jun 13, 2017

Pirates, treasure maps, and kidnapping – these are only some of the exciting elements that await inside this historical graphic novel. Travel along with twelve-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra as they make their way to San Francisco, escaping a vengeful gang and encountering battles on the high seas and adventures in the jungle along the way. The first in a new series, this fast-paced, high-energy adventure will draw in even the most reluctant reader.

me_tis_awesome Jan 04, 2017

It was awsome, Hope made a great story of a "brotherly-sisterhood", and the drawing was... I'm envious

CMLibrary_kmadron Aug 29, 2016

This upper elementary and early middle school adventure story will hit the spot with reluctant readers!

Orphaned red-headed twins (two sets!) are racing across the country trying to answer the ad of a rich man in San Francisco whose own red-headed twins are missing. One set races to swindle him out of his money, and one set to find a family. Pirates, gangs, stowaways, treasure maps, jungles, sailing ships and a hint of romance combine in the 1860's. Some great accurate historical touches, vibrant characters and a galloping pace make this an excellent read.

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joywolf83
Jul 29, 2016

Finally a good story graphic novel! Rich in laying the foundation for the characters. Even though sparce in detail, it is easy to define the relationships and the impact the world has on them. Adventure, mysterious, identity, family dynamics, romance even pirates this book covers it all without it becoming overly complicated. A good bridge for ones looking for more story without having to read a 300+ novel. First in a series but complete in its own right. Target audience: boys, reluctant readers, early readers.

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CorteMaderaStaff_Judi thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

CMLibrary_kmadron Aug 29, 2016

CMLibrary_kmadron thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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