The End of the World and Beyond

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Audio (6.62 hours)
Product Number: Z14598
Released: Jan 29, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980011392
Narrator/s: James Langton
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In this sequel The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts by Newbery Medalist Avi, Oliver's adventures take him to the 18th century American colonies, where he is forced to fend for himself in the harsh wilderness, live as an indentured servant, and come face to face with the brutality of enslavement. Convicted of thievery and transported from England to America, Oliver Cromwell Pitts, shackled to his fellow prisoners, endures inedible food, filthy conditions, and deadly storms on his voyage across the Atlantic. But the hazardous shipboard journey is nothing compared to the peril that waits for him on the colonial shores. In Annapolis, Oliver's indentured servitude is purchased by the foul, miserly Fitzhugh, who may have murdered another servant. On Fitzhugh's isolated tobacco farm, Oliver's only companion is an enslaved boy named Bara. Oliver and Bara become fast friends with one powerful goal: to escape Fitzhugh. Oliver hopes he can find his sister, Charity, brought somewhere in the colonies on a different ship. Bara dreams of reaching a community of free black people in the cypress swamp who may help him gain his liberty. But first the boys must flee Fitzhugh's plantation and outrun their brutal pursuer and the dangers that lurk in the swamp.

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The End of the World and Beyond
Product Number: BX00073854
Product Number:Z14598
Product Number:C05384

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CD
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Author(s): Avi
Narrator(s): James Langton
Product Number C05384
Released: Feb 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980011354
eBook
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Author(s): Avi
Product Number EB00720392
Released: Jan 29, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781616208769
Kit
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Class Set
Author(s): Avi
Narrator(s): James Langton
Product Number 3M1258
Released: May 29, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980020752
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Avi
Narrator(s): James Langton
Product Number 3E1225
Released: Feb 19, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980021018
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Avi
Narrator(s): James Langton
Product Number 3G1183
Released: Feb 26, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980030775
Text
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Avi
Product Number 161395
Released: Feb 10, 2019
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ISBN: #9781616205652
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Avi
Product Number 4T1357
Released: Feb 10, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980031031

Professional reviews

"Listeners will need to tune their ears to eighteenth-century speech as they hear the travails of Oliver Cromwell Pitts, a 12-year-old convict, as his journeys take him from England to America. In Avi's second Oliver tale, hardship greets the young hero at every turn--from the harrowing sea crossing to the specter of seven years of indentured servitude on a tobacco farm to life in the swamp and the quest to locate his sister, Charity. As Oliver, Langton narrates at a steady pace, moving briskly from harrowing drama to description and back again. To Oliver's workmate, the enslaved boy Bara, Langton brings the voice of experience tempered with compassion. His sea captain and plantation master are consistently gruff and hard-bitten. Listeners are left with much to consider. A.R. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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