- Age Range: 9 - 13 years
- Grade Level: 4 - 6
- Hardcover: 274 pages
- Publisher: Brattle Publishing Group; 1st edition (February 25, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 098542950X
- ISBN-13: 978-0985429508
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,394,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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''A refreshingly imaginative, emotionally satisfying quest for all ages...Author Karton has an ear finely tuned to the rhythms and sweet absurdities of childhood patter, and his tale has enough fabulous twists and turns to keep even the most grown-up young adults intrigued...Adults reading to children will also delight in the wholesomely irreverent tone and moments of linguistic fancy...the villain and resolution are wonderfully original.'' --Kirkus Reviews
Touching, funny, thought-provoking! By Susan Hannen on March 22, 2013 Format: Hardcover Beyond the exhilarating plot, the highly entertaining and multidimensional characters, and the richly drawn settings are two other enticing reasons to read this book, whether you're a 10 year old or a 70 year old. In fact, this would be a great book for any kid and adult to read together because it raises some provocative questions about the role of imagination in relation to technology and play - questions that beg a spirited and challenging debate. But the two other outstanding elements of The Last Akaway relate to the author's voice which completely nails the way kids really talk to each other, and also reveals a gleeful delight in playing with language. Karton is either a very precocious kid who writes very, very well, or an adult who has spent the lion's share of his time listening to the rhythms and nuances of children's verbal dancing. --Susan Hannen
Not for Boys Only! By Mary Mullett-Flynn on April 11, 2013 Format: Hardcover I have bought three copies for family, friends and our neighborhood school. This is an amazing book filled with imagination, love, adventure, laughs and boys being boys. I have two sons of my own and I so wish that I could have had this to read to them when they were young. I do, however, have a grand-daughter and I intend on reading it to her. This is by no means a boys only book! This is a book that should sit right next to Alice in Wonderland, The Secret Garden, Oliver Twist, any Mark Twain book....and Mad Magazine. Fun for all! --Mary Mullett-Flynn
About the Author
Gary Karton came up with the idea for the Brody Boondoggle series after a birthday part he created for his younger son. He began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post. He has spent the past 17 years working for children and families at nonprofits such as the Welfare to Work Partnership, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and Safe Kids Worldwide. He is also the author of No Free Lunch: One Man's Journey from Welfare to the American Dream (Ballantine, May 2002). Gary lives in Virginia with his wife, two sons, and dog.
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