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Paulsen, Gary. The White Fox chronicles; Escape; Return; Breakout.

Random House, Laurel-Leaf. 282p. c2000. 0-440-41248-X. $5.50. J

To quote KLIATT's May 2000 review of Escape:

In the year 2057, much of the U.S. has been taken over by the repressive Confederation of Consolidated Republics (CCR). Except for some small rebel holdouts, most of the population has been virtually enslaved. Cody, age 14, is laboring in a prison camp, where he is known as the White Fox for his white-blond hair. Secretly, however, he plots to escape, using the lock-picking skills he has picked up. When the CCR capture a rebel pilot, Cody manages to break out of the prison camp with her, survive in the surrounding desert, and steal a plane so that they can get back to the rebel base. We leave Cody preparing to return to the prison camp to save the children he left behind, setting the stage for Book 2, Return. This thrilling adventure is a sure bet for action and war story fans as well as reluctant readers. Readers will be caught up in brave Cody's plight from the start, and will likely devour this fast-paced novel in one gulp. Paulsen, author of Hatchet and many other YA novels, excels at survival tales, and he doesn't waste a word in this gutsy, grimy, gory tale of a heroic teen who uses his wits as well as his wilderness skills to evade a nasty enemy. The comic-book-style cover art will help attract readers.

Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT
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Date:Jul 1, 2002
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