Knopf Books for Young Readers The Overthrow 01 Bloom
Knopf Books for Young Readers The Overthrow 01 Bloom

The Overthrow 01 Bloom

By Kenneth Oppel


Publication Date: March 10, 2020

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Ages 10 And Up, Grades 5 And Up

“The perfect book right now for young readers searching for hope, strength, inspiration — and just a little horticultural havoc.”—New York Times

The first book in a can’t-put-it-down, can’t-read-it-fast-enough action-thriller trilogy that’s part Hatchet, part Alien!

The invasion begins—but not as you’d expect. It begins with rain. Rain that carries seeds. Seeds that sprout—overnight, everywhere. These new plants take over crop fields, twine up houses, and burrow below streets. They bloom—and release toxic pollens. They bloom—and form Venus flytrap-like pods that swallow animals and people. They bloom—everywhere, unstoppable.

Or are they? Three kids on a remote island seem immune to the toxic plants. Anaya, Petra, Seth. They each have strange allergies—and yet not to these plants. What’s their secret? Can they somehow be the key to beating back this invasion? They’d better figure it out fast, because it’s starting to rain again….

Series Overview: A three-part action-thriller-adventure about an unexpected alien incursion, and the three young teens who may the only ones able to fight back.

About the Author

KENNETH OPPEL is one of the most highly regarded authors of middle-grade fiction writing today. Some of his best-known titles are Inkling, The Nest, Airborn, a 2005 Printz Honor Book, and Silverwing. Find him online at and @KennethOppel.

Author Residence: Toronto, Canada

Author Hometown: Vancouver Island, Canada

Format: Hardcover

Length: 320 pages

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: March 10, 2020

ISBN: 9781524773007

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