As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth

As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth Cover

As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth

By Lynne Rae Perkins

Greenwillow Books, Paperback, 9780061870927, 352pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2012

Description

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The train was moving. Ry could hardly tell at first, but now he knew. It was gaining speed, and he wasn't fast enough to catch it. He had only gotten off for a minute, just to make a phone call and now it was gone. He was in the middle of nowhere, alone.

Maybe it was the middle of nowhere, but to Ry, it felt like the beginning of something. Something that would take him in cars, planes, boats . . . over an ocean and back. Something like an adventure.



About the Author
Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of three other novels All Alone in the Universe, As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, and Nuts to You. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including The Broken Cat; Snow Music, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and a Book Sense Top Ten Pick; Pictures from Our Vacation; and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan.


Praise For As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth

ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice “Relentlessly entertaining…an absolute delight.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“Wherever Perkins’s warm, funny, wise narrative goes is where a reader wants to be.”
-Horn Book (starred review)

“A long, immensely enjoyable, curiously comforting ramble through an absurd-but-benign world.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[Perkins’s] observations and turns of phrase are as unexpected and delightful as the travels she weaves together.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A rich, eventful, and extremely entertaining summer road trip.”
-New York Times Book Review