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Across the desert / Dusti Bowling.

Bowling, Dusti, (author.).


"One girl sets out on a journey across the treacherous Arizona desert to rescue a young pilot stranded after a plane crash in this gripping story of survival, friendship, and rescue from a bestselling and award-winning author. Twelve-year-old Jolene spends every day she can at the library watching her favorite livestream: The Desert Aviator, where twelve-year-old 'Addie Earhart' shares her adventures flying an ultralight plane over the desert. While watching this daring girl fly through the sky, Jolene can dream of what it would be like to fly with her, far away from her own troubled home life where her mother struggles with a narcotic addiction. And Addie, who is grieving the loss of her father, finds solace in her online conversations with Jolene, her biggest -- and only -- fan. Then, one day, it all goes wrong: Addie's engine abruptly stops, and Jolene watches in helpless horror as the ultralight plummets to the ground and the video goes dark. Jolene knows that Addie won't survive long in the extreme summer desert heat. With no one to turn to for help and armed with only a hand-drawn map and a stolen cell phone, it's up to Jolene to find a way to save the Desert Aviator. Packed with adventure and heart, Across the Desert speaks to the resilience, hope, and strength within each of us." -- Amazon.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316494748
  • ISBN: 0316494747
  • ISBN: 9780316494762
  • ISBN: 0316494763
  • Physical Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publication date, and paging may vary.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Little, Brown and Company.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.2 7 513728.
Awards Note:
Truman Readers Award nominee 2023-2024
Subject: Rescues > Juvenile fiction.
Survival > Juvenile fiction.
Deserts > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Drug abuse > Juvenile fiction.
Aircraft accidents > Juvenile fiction.
Arizona > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.

Available copies

  • 69 of 79 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Pulaski County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pulaski County Library-Waynesville.


  • 0 current holds with 79 total copies.
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