[Get free] Snakebite (After the Dust Settled) Snakebite (After the Dust Settled) Jonathan Mary-todd ePub | *DOC | audiobook | ebooks | Download PDF #4285558 in Books Darby Creek Publishing 2012-08-01Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 7.40 x .40 x 5.20l, .30 #File Name: 0822587459120 pages | File size: 33.Mb Jonathan Mary-todd : Snakebite (After the Dust Settled) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Snakebite (After the Dust Settled): 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. This is an fast-paced survivalist adventure that will thrill the young reader ...By D. FowlerOnce upon a time they all lived in the Frontier Motel, "a place where people would stop and rest for a night or two before they got where they were going." There was no rest any more for Martin, Hector, Malik, Beckley, and her sister Emma. They'd been on the road, so to speak, for several seasons. First the phones died and right on top of that, so did all the adults, including their parents. Yeah, dead, the lot of them and places like the Frontier were dangerous as anyone left would fight for a place to stay. It was better to keep on the move. Beckley
would pore over "Gene Matterhorn's Wilderness Survival Guidebook," a guide that would keep them ... well, living.They stuck to the woods, but that wasn't always safe. "Back away," Malik calmly told Hector, "Don't look it in the eyes." The snake didn't care and it was already to late for Hector, who'd already gotten bitten. Beckley looked into her guide and found out that it was a checkerback. That snake wouldn't kill anyone, but could disfigure them. Those puncture marks weren't going to be a picnic for Hector, but that snake would make a nice meal if properly prepared. It wasn't a half bad meal, but soon Hector's arm would look pretty nasty. Foraging for food wasn't easy, but Martin looked ahead and actually had prepped a Radio Flyer wagon. It was kind of a "garden on wheels."There weren't any people to be seen as they headed east, except for dead ones now and then. Beckley was always ready for any kind of circumstances and she even read about bear attacks in the guidebook. Be prepared could have been her motto, but soon things would take a change for the worse and preparation was useless. The sun was beginning to set and Malik urged them on when they saw "blood moving downstream past [them] in the water." It was yet another dead body, but who knew when he died? It could have been minutes before. All of a sudden the group found themselves under attack by a band of disfigured boys dressed in black. Arrows began to fly though the air. They rushed in to steal their backpacks and provisions, but stole something even more valuable ... Emma. Would they be able to get her back? Would the survival guide give them the clues they needed to find her?This is an fast-paced survivalist adventure that will thrill the young reader. Reluctant readers, the target audience for this tale, will be enticed by this short, action-packed read. The scenario for this series, "After the Dust Settled" is one in which the world as we know it has ended and only the young survive ... if they can. The tale moves along quickly as this band of teens stick together as they move east. Malik, their apparent leader, tells their story in a matter-of-fact way as survival has simply become their way of life. The flow of the narrative is smooth and I definitely was able to "recognize" different personality types in the group. For example, Hector is the impatient, sensitive type while Malik is a strong, quiet leader. If you have reluctant or newly independent readers who want short, but exciting novels, this is one series you may wish to add to your library or classroom shelves.After The Dust SettledSnakebiteFight the WindPig CityPlague RidersRiver RunShot DownThis book courtesy of the publisher. Ever since the last of their parents died at the Frontier Motel, Malik, Beckley, Hector, Martin, and Emma have been on the move. Gene Matterhorn's Wilderness Survival Guidebook helps them defend themselves across the northern plains. It helps them identify the snake that bit Hector. But it doesn't help them avoid an ambush, where Emma is kidnapped by a weathered, gnarled man and his gang of kids, bearing the same snakebite scars as Hector. Now the group is on the offensive, using the guidebook for new information: how to make weapons and track footprints. If they can trust one anotherand avoid hurting each otherthey just might be able to hunt down their attackers and get Emma back before it's too late.