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Michael Northrop

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Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of Scholastic's new multi-platform series, TombQuest. His first young adult novel, Gentlemen, earned him a Publishers Weekly Flying Start citation, and his second, Trapped, was an Indie Next List selection. His first middle-grade novel, Plunked, was named one of the best children's books of the year by the New York Public Library and was selected for NPR's Backseat Book Club. He is originally from Salisbury, Connecticut, a small town in the foothills of the Berkshire mountains, where he mastered the arts of BB gun shooting, tree climbing, and field goal kicking with only moderate injuries. After graduating from NYU, he worked at Sports Illustrated Kids magazine for 12 years, the last ...more

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Trapped

3.28 avg rating — 7,200 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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Book of the Dead (TombQuest...

3.84 avg rating — 1,303 ratings — published 2015 — 25 editions
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Gentlemen

3.22 avg rating — 840 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Surrounded By Sharks

3.63 avg rating — 599 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Amulet Keepers (TombQuest, #2)

4.07 avg rating — 558 ratings — published 2015 — 18 editions
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Rotten

3.73 avg rating — 415 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Plunked

3.63 avg rating — 439 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Valley of Kings (TombQuest,...

4.13 avg rating — 381 ratings — published 2015 — 17 editions
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The Stone Warriors (TombQue...

4.06 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 2016 — 12 editions
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The Final Kingdom (TombQues...

4.11 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 2016 — 16 editions
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“The easiest thing to do with something that was bothering you was always to make fun of it.”
Michael Northrop, Gentlemen

“I was thinking: Is this what love is, feeling like you've been spun around underwater? Forgetting how cold you are, until she looks up and you look down and you're embarrassed and the world comes rushing back in? Or is love not being able to get that image out of your head, the image of the moment right before she looked up?”
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Christine Hatfield I was wondering if you can autograph your book called trapped and send it in the mail for me please


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