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Pursued / Gary Urey.
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ISBN:
9780807566848

9780807566862
Publication Information:
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, [2017]

©2017
Physical Description:
284 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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"Axel Jack and Daisha Tandala are two thirteen-year-old friends running from a billionaire madman who killed their scientist parents and now wants what the kids have a GeoPort (Geographical Transportation System.) The GeoPort, invented by their parents, has the ability to transport a person to any place on Earth within seconds. Knowing the power they had created, their parents' dying wish was for the kids to destroy the GeoPort before it lands in the wrong hands. But when the teens are separated by their pursuers, they must make a life or death attempt to find each other and get the GeoPort to a mysterious Indian Temple where the chase becomes more than just a high-tech game of hide-and-seek, but a war for control of everything money, culture, politics, and power."-- Goodreads.com.
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Axel Jack and Daisha Tandala are two thirteen-year-old friends running from a billionaire madman who killed their scientist parents and now wants what the kids have--a GeoPort (Geographical Transportation System.) The GeoPort, invented by their parents, has the ability to transport a person to any place on Earth within seconds. Knowing the power they had created, their parents' dying wish was for the kids to destroy the GeoPort before it lands in the wrong hands. But when the teens are separated by their pursuers, they must make a life or death attempt to find each other and get the GeoPort to a mysterious Indian Temple where the chase becomes more than just a high-tech game of hide-and-seek, but a war for control of everything--money, culture, politics, and power.


Author Notes

Gary Urey is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and spent several years as an actor, script reader, and theater reviewer. He works as a Youth Market Director for the American Heart Association by day. Gary lives in Maine.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

When two children wind up in possession of teleportation devices after the inventors-their parents-are murdered, they become the targets of a worldwide manhunt, courtesy of Dr. Lennon Hatch, a ruthless billionaire determined to gain control of the technology. After being relentlessly pursued for a year, 13-year-olds Axel Jack and Daisha Tandala are separated, cast to distant parts of the world, and unable to reunite until their GeoPorts recharge in 72 hours. As Hatch's people get closer to capturing them, Axel and Daisha's only hope is to decipher their parents' last clue and destroy the GeoPorts once and for all. In this fast-paced, globe-hopping adventure, Urey (the Super Schnoz series) delivers a gripping tale full of surprises, starring memorable protagonists set against almost overwhelming odds. There's a certain tongue-in-cheek aspect to the story as well, with Urey giving ample attention to his egotistical, amoral antagonist ("He would give the people the ability to travel anywhere instantaneously. The Doctor would be King, and everyone else in Silicon Valley his court jesters"). A cliff-hanger ending leaves many questions unanswered for future books. Ages 9-12. Agent: Jill Corcoran, Jill Corcoran Literary. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Horn Book Review

Thirteen-year-olds Axel and Daisha witnessed the murder of their inventing-colleague parents; now, evil billionaire Dr. Hatch is after the GeoPort--which allows a person to instantaneously travel anywhere around the globe by pushing a button--and only Axel and Daisha have one. This globe-spanning thriller uses action tropes rather carelessly, but that shouldn't diminish the appeal for reluctant readers. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.