Navigating Early

by Clare Vanderpool

Navigating Early

Hardcover, 306 pages, Random House Childrens Books, List Price: $16.99 | purchase

Purchase Featured Book

Title
Navigating Early
Author
Clare Vanderpool

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Book Summary

Abruptly placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine after his mother's death at the end of World War II, Kansas youth Jack Baker befriends Early Auden, an unusual boy with whom Jack embarks on a quest along the Appalachian Trail in search of a legendary great black bear. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Moon Over Manifest.

NPR stories about Navigating Early

Critics' Lists: Summer 2013

Field Trip! 10 Books That Will Send Kids Exploring

Journeys and adventures abound in Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool. Jack Baker finds himself in a military boarding school at the end of World War II after his mother dies. He meets a most unusual boy named Early, who appears and disappears at will, sitting in on classes when he feels like it, and obsessing over math, snakes, bears and his dead brother. There's the physical journey of two boys taking on the Appalachian Trail, a folkloric exploration of the number pi — and the

Reviews From The NPR Community

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.