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The lion of Mars / Jennifer L. Holm.

Holm, Jennifer L., (author.).


"Blast off with New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning Jennifer L. Holm's out-of-this-world new novel about a kid raised on Mars who learns that he can't be held back by the fears of the grown-ups around him. Bell has spent his whole life - all eleven years of it - on Mars. But he's still just a regular kid - he loves cats, 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." -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593121818
  • ISBN: 0593121813
  • ISBN: 9781536475111
  • ISBN: 9781685056971
  • ISBN: 9780593121849
  • Physical Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date, and paging may vary.
Award Book
Some copies may include sneak peek of The third mushroom.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Nest -- A good day -- Weeds -- Secrets and gifts -- The rules -- Bad boring -- Left behind -- Animals -- Emergency -- Algae days -- Supply feast -- Family name -- Love and attention -- Cake -- Storm -- Dust -- Please advise -- Exterminate -- Vanished -- Trapped -- Darkness -- Follow -- Vacation -- Home again -- Situation report -- All is not well -- Please help -- Mars weeps -- Pride.
Target Audience Note:
530 Lexile.
530L Lexile
Decoding demand: 95 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 77 (high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4 6 510697.
Awards Note:
Mark Twain Readers Award nominee 2023-2024
Subject: Space colonies > Juvenile fiction.
Virus diseases > Juvenile fiction.
Mars (Planet) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.

Available copies

  • 66 of 72 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Carthage Public.


  • 1 current hold with 72 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library J Holm, Jennifer (Text) 34MO2001811963 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 04/24/2023
Carthage Public Library J Holm, Jennifer (Text) 34MO2001811964 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 04/05/2023

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