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Boomtown Book One.

Boomtown Book One

Nowen N. Particular

Thomas Nelson

P.O. Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214

9781400313457, $16.99, 323 pp.,

Searching for a book that will ignite the interest of intermediate level readers--particularly boys? "Boomtown Book One" is a very highly imaginative, entertaining, and reader engaging novel by author Nowen N. Particular which brings to life 'Boomtown', a quirky place that is home of Chang's Famous Fireworks Factory, a series of robberies and lots of strange neighbors whose favorite past time is blowing things up! Enhanced with the inclusion of more than 85 drawings and maps throughout its pages, "Boomtown" will keep the kids reading with great enthusiasm from first page to last. Beneath all the explosions, "Boomtown" also explores the central question of what a health community looks like as the main characters struggle to trust their neighbors. Delightfully funny, visually stimulating, deftly written, "Boomtown" is especially recommended for 'tween' aged young readers. With a free teacher's guide, as well as additional information on the author, "Boomtown" can be obtained and would make a popular addition to any school or community library fiction collection.

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Publication:Children's Bookwatch
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Date:Nov 1, 2008
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