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Ship Breaker (#1 Ship Breaker)

Paolo Bacigalupi Paolo Bacigalupi

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04 July 2011
Science fiction; Adventure stories (Children's&YA); Future Society; Young Adult; Young Adult Science Fiction
Nailer's time is running out. He's getting too big for his work - stripping copper wire from old oil tankers - and once he's off the crew he's on his own, stuck in a shack on the beach with no food, no money and no way of earning his keep.

He has one last chance. The thing all crew members dream about, a lucky strike, has hit in the shape of a clipper ship beached during the last hurricane. If he can hold off the rest of the scavengers long enough to get the oil out, he might just have a future.

But oil's not the only thing on the ship. And what Nailer finds is going to change his life forever.
By:   Paolo Bacigalupi, Paolo Bacigalupi
Imprint:   Atom
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9781907411106
ISBN 10:   1907411100
Series:   Ship Breaker
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   04 July 2011
Recommended Age:   from 12
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  12+ years ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paolo Bacigalupi's writing has been nominated for the Nebula and Hugo awards and his YA novel, SHIP BREAKER, was shortlisted for the National Book Award. He lives in Western Colorado with his wife and son.

Reviews for Ship Breaker (#1 Ship Breaker)

* This thriller will grab and keep readers' attentions as Nailer and Nita 'crew up' in their fight to survive. -- The Horn Book , starred review


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