Born to Be Wild (The 8th Continent #3) (Hardcover)

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Born to Be Wild (The 8th Continent #3) (Hardcover)


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This is book number 3 in the The 8th Continent series.


Rick and Evie Lane believe that the eighth continent will be theirs to rule forever. There’s just one problem: global rule-maker Winterpole won’t let anyone move there!

Now, the Lane family must rush to create hospitals, homes, schools, and (shocker!) government buildings to prove that their continent is fit for human habitation. But the Lanes aren’t the only ones engaged in this race for space. Condo Corp secret CEO Vesuvia Piffle recognizes this as her opportunity to finally snag the eighth continent for herself. If she can knock down enough of the Lanes’ buildings and construct perfect, pink, plastic ones in her image, the eighth continent might just finally be hers to make all sugary sweet and spider-free.

The Lanes will need to use every resource at their disposal to ensure that their precious eighth continent remains as natural—and wild—as they are. Just as it was born to be.

Matt London ( is a writer, video game designer, university instructor, and avid recycler who has published short fiction and articles about movies, TV, video games, and other nerdy stuff. Matt is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop and studied computers, cameras, rockets, and robots at New York University. When not investigating lost civilizations, Matt explores the mysterious island where he lives — Manhattan.

Follow Matt on Twitter @themattlondon and build your own eighth continent at!
Product Details ISBN: 9781595147561
ISBN-10: 159514756X
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: August 18th, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: The 8th Continent
Praise for the 8TH CONTINENT series:

"Fast-paced action, cool inventions and remarkable robots combine for an auspicious opener." --Kirkus Reviews 

"Good fun in the tradition of M. T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series." --Booklist

"Zippy pace and original premise." --School Library Journal

“Kids will especially enjoy George’s outlandish robotic and vehicular inventions . . . in this fun yet thought-provoking story.” --Publishers Weekly

"This is a delightful start to the adventures of the Lane family, with their flying tree and their mechanical bird tutor.  Evie and Rick and their brilliant if eccentric parents are wonderfully vivid, and the villains who try to impede them in their quest to save the Earth, equally memorable.  It's all in the great tradition of adventure fiction for young readers, running back through Akiko and Freddy the Pig all the way to Tom Sawyer." --Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Red Mars