Groundwood Books

Rex Zero and the End of the World

Written by Tim Wynne-Jones

For students in grades 4 - 7 | Published September 01, 2006 | ISBN 9780888997593
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

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Regular price $12.95 CAD

200 pages | 8.440 in × 5.560 in
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About this book

Rex Zero and the End of the World

Tim Wynne-Jones

Rex Zero

It's the summer of 1962, and to twelve-year-old Rex the world is starting to look like a pretty scary place. On TV there are reports about the Russians and a nuclear war. Some people in his new neighborhood are even building bomb shelters in their backyards. Rex learns that there's trouble closer to home as well. A black panther has escaped from a zoo and he and his friends are sure they have spotted the creature in their local park -- and it is Rex who comes up with a plan to trap it.

In this smart, vivid and touching novel, Tim Wynne-Jones explores the time and place of his own childhood when a kid could spend an entire summer below the radar of adults. But it was also a time of great uncertainty and menace, when memories of an old war were still fresh, and fears of a new one were looming.

About the Author

Tim Wynne-Jones

Tim Wynne-Jones is one of Canada's foremost writers for children. The author of over thirty-five books, he is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Award, as well as a two-time winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and of the Arthur Ellis Award. He is the recipient of many other prizes at home and internationally including the Edgar Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. In 2012 he was made an Officer to the Order of Canada. He lives in Perth, Ontario.

Awards and Praise
  • Commended CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, 2007
  • Short-listed Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2007
  • Short-listed TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2007
  • Commended CCBC Choices 2008 (Starred Selection), 2007
  • Commended Boston Globe/Horn Book Award - Fiction (Honor Book), 2007