Surviving Lan Darr takes a unique breed of kid, especially if they're a paraplegic.
When life is at its darkest, most confusing, Allan and his uncle are hammered by a flash flood. Allan must save his uncle, even if it's the last thing he does. Allan crawls for help, a seemingly insurmountable task for a paraplegic.
Without warning, Allan is transported to planet Lan Darr by the least likely thing, a flower. He is lost, hopeless and confused. Will he get home? Will his uncle die alone in the cold, dark forest?
Surviving the Improbable Quest is a spine tingling adventure, with exciting twists & turns. A perfect and inspiring read for 10 and up.
REVIEWS: (previously published as Allan Westerfield: Off-World)
"When Lan Darr needs a hero, someone to rid their world of the monster Jibbawk, an unlikely child amid all the creatures of the land must step up to the challenge. If Atlas's descriptions of the creatures Allan meets in Lan Darr don't leap off the page as if you're meeting them yourself, then his dazzling illustrations throughout the novel certainly will. Indeed, it's difficult to know which talent to admire more: the writing or the artwork. Ultimately, Off-World is a fantasy tour de force, a harrowing Alice in Wonderland. " ~Michael Frissore of Sonoran Arts Network
Allan and Rubic are marvelous characters, and Atlas' plot is well-crafted, original and imaginative. I'm looking forward to the next Allan Westerfield adventure. Allan Westerfield Off-World: Allan Westerfield Series, Book 1 is highly recommended" Readers Favorite.
"This book easily received 5 stars from me. I have read a lot of survival stories and science-fiction, and this is by far one of the best because of originality. This was the first book I've read where the main character - Allan Westerfield - is a paraplegic teen .I was on the edge of my seat as Allan works his way through figuring out this new adventure he has encountered. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but my favorite part was when Allan met the "balloon-like creature." Reviewed by Jori at Kissed by Literature
"Allan Westerfield is riveting and an extraordinary tale of courage and adventure. The chapters flow easily from one to another, creating a nice narrative that is gripping from start to finish. I also have to comment Atlas' command of the language because he was able to paint a very vivid world" Review by Victoria at Book Beast
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Anderson Atlas is an author and illustrator from Tucson, Arizona. When I was twenty five, I found myself working nine to five with no real aspirations. I was an artist, that's all I knew, but I didn't know what to do with my art. I only knew I had to do something. One evening, my roommate Dave, who is no longer with us, had to pick me up from the side of the freeway because my car's tire blew out, sending me into the median. I didn't have a spare because the tire that blew out was the spare. It was one of those odd-looking doughnut tires that don't seem capable of holding up a one and a half ton car. Dave, who was always good at lightening the mood, laughed and asked me if I had another spare in the trunk to slap on because he thought the doughnut made my car look hip. I didn't have a spare to replace my spare. At that time, buying one new tire was hard and buying two new tires, impossible. That night, Dave and I chatted about bills, life and careers. I don't remember all the conversation, but I do remember his words of wisdom: he told me to just pick something and go for it. I wish he could see the result of his advice. I picked writing and illustrating books as my career choice. I focused on school and writing late at night and on weekends. Years later, I've found not only the ability to write and illustrate my stories, but the LOVE OF IT.
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Book Description Synesthesia Books, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001703134