The Lion of Mars by Holm, Jennifer L.
The Lion of Mars -- Jennifer L. Holm - Hardcover
Jennifer L. Holm

The Lion of Mars -- Jennifer L. Holm - Hardcover

Life on Mars is pretty standard.... until a mysterious virus hits. Don't miss this timely and unputdownable novel from the bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish.

Bell has spent his whole life--all eleven years of it--on Mars. But he's still just a regular kid--he loves cats and any kind of cake, and is curious about the secrets the adults in the US colony are keeping. Like, why don't they have contact with anyone on the other Mars colonies? Why are they so isolated? When a virus breaks out and the grown-ups all fall ill, Bell and the other children are the only ones who can help. It's up to Bell--a regular kid in a very different world--to uncover the truth and save his family...and possibly unite an entire planet.

Mars may be a world far, far away, but in the hands of Jennifer L. Holm, beloved and bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish, it can't help but feel like home.

Author: Jennifer L. Holm
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: 01/05/2021
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.84lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780593121818
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4
Point Value: 6
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 510697 / Lion of Mars

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 12/07/2020
Booklist 01/01/2021 pg. 74
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2021
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2021 pg. 90

About the Author
Jennifer L. Holm is a New York Times bestselling children's author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels Our Only May Amelia, Penny From Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series--the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. She lives in California with her husband and two children.