The end of the world and beyond : continues The unexpected life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: being an absolutely accurate autobiographical account of my follies, fortune & fate written by himself / Avi.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: After his thievery conviction in 1724, Oliver Cromwell Pitts is sent from England across the Atlantic to America where he is enslaved on a tobacco farm, never giving up on finding his sister, Charity, brought to the colonies on a different ship.
    • Notes:
      Sequel to: The unexpected life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts.
    • ISBN:
      9781616205652
      1616205652
    • Accession Number:
      2018014555
    • Accession Number:
      on1030445538
      1030445538
    • Accession Number:
      fay.599006
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      AVI. The end of the world and beyond : continues The unexpected life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: being an absolutely accurate autobiographical account of my follies, fortune & fate written by himself. First edition. [s. l.]: Algonquin Young Readers, 2019. ISBN 9781616205652. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.599006. Acesso em: 19 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Avi. The End of the World and beyond : Continues The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune & Fate Written by Himself. First edition. Algonquin Young Readers; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.599006. Accessed February 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      Avi. (2019). The end of the world and beyond : continues The unexpected life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: being an absolutely accurate autobiographical account of my follies, fortune & fate written by himself (First edition.). Algonquin Young Readers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Avi. 2019. The End of the World and beyond : Continues The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune & Fate Written by Himself. First edition. Algonquin Young Readers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.599006.
    • Harvard:
      Avi (2019) The end of the world and beyond : continues The unexpected life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: being an absolutely accurate autobiographical account of my follies, fortune & fate written by himself. First edition. Algonquin Young Readers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.599006 (Accessed: 19 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Avi 2019, The end of the world and beyond : continues The unexpected life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: being an absolutely accurate autobiographical account of my follies, fortune & fate written by himself, First edition., Algonquin Young Readers, viewed 19 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Avi. The End of the World and beyond : Continues The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune & Fate Written by Himself. First edition., Algonquin Young Readers, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.599006.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Avi. The End of the World and beyond : Continues The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune & Fate Written by Himself. First edition. Algonquin Young Readers, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.599006.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Avi. The end of the world and beyond : continues The unexpected life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: being an absolutely accurate autobiographical account of my follies, fortune & fate written by himself [Internet]. First edition. Algonquin Young Readers; 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.599006

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1

*Starred Review* No, it's not the end of the world, though it might be the end of Oliver Cromwell Pitts, the plucky protagonist of Avi's earlier novel The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts (2017), who returns in this splendid sequel. The year is 1725, and 12-year-old Oliver, a convicted felon, is being transported to the Colonies, where he will be sold into de facto slavery, which means seven years of forced labor. Sure enough, he is bought by a vile man named Fitzhugh, who takes Oliver to slave in his tobacco fields. There he meets Fitzhugh's true slave, a boy only slightly older than Oliver named Bara. The two boys bond and plot their escape from their odious master. Their careful plans are dashed by unfortunate circumstances, and they must flee for their lives into a nearby swamp. Can they survive its dangers and find their freedom? Time—and Avi—will tell. Though darker than its predecessor, this sequel is equally fine. The plotting is altogether laudable, the setting beautifully realized, and the characters highly empathetic. Especially good is the voice Avi has conjured for Oliver, just antique enough to evoke eighteenth-century diction and syntax. One thing is certain: Avi may call this the end of the world, but there is no end to the pleasure his latest evokes. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

In 1725, twelve-year-old Oliver is sentenced to seven years of indentured servitude in the American colonies. His cruel master instills fear in Oliver and his new friend Bara, an enslaved African boy, causing them to flee into the swamp. This sequel to [cf2]The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts[cf1] is again replete with Dickensian incident, and narrator Oliver presents a vivid picture of colonial life. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.