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Author: Michael Northrop Narrator: Steven Kaplan Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9781338205695
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Alone at sea, with only the stars to guide them…

The proud sailing ship Polaris is on a mission to explore new lands, and its crew is eager to bring their discoveries back home. But when half the landing party fails to return from the Amazon jungle, the tensions lead to a bloody mutiny. The remaining adults abandon ship, leaving behind a cabin boy, a botanist’s assistant, and a handful of deckhands — none of them older than twelve. Troubled by whispers of a strange tropical illness and rumors of a wild beast lurking onshore, the young sailors are desperate to steer the vessel to safety. With one of their own already missing and a strange smell drifting up from belowdecks, the novice crew begins to suspect that someone — or something — else is onboard. Having steeled themselves for the treacherous journey home, they now have more to fear than the raging waters of the Atlantic…

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About the Author

Michael Northrop has written short fiction for Weird Tales, the Notre Dame Review, and McSweeney’s. His debut novel, Gentlemen, earned him a Flying Start from Publishers Weekly, and his young adult thriller Trapped was published in 2011 to great acclaim. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full time from his home in New York City.

About the Narrator

Steven Kaplan is an actor and classical and jazz trained pianist. Among his many film, television, and theater credits are The Reluctant Professor, Smash, Law & Order, Lost in Yonkers, and Book Club. In addition to acting, he is also an occasional audiobook reader for Penguin and HarperCollins. Steven is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.