RICK YANCEY is the author of the Alfred Kropp series, which includes the Carnegie Medal nominee The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, Alfred Kropp and the Seal of Solomon, and Alfred Kropp and the Thirteenth Skull. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea, the Printz Honor book The Monstrumologist, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist The Curse of the Wendigo, and several adult novels. Rick is a produced playwright and former theater critic, and lives in Gainesville, Florida with his wife and three sons.
A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year, Carnegie Medal nominee, and Book Sense Children's Pick.
Before The 5th Wave, there was The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp. This first book in Rick Yancey's lauded series earned two starred reviews, and was called "unforgettable" by Ridley Pearson. Now the books feature a bold and exciting new look for the next generation of readers to fall in love with.
Alfred Kropp is an ordinary kid with an ordinary life--until he steals the legendary sword of King Arthur and mistakenly delivers it into the wrong hands. Now the world is faced with imminent destruction, and it's up to Alfred to recover the sword . . . before it's too late.
Packed with car chases, knights, and secret agents, this thrilling first book in New York Times bestselling author Rick Yancey's series is one that fans of James Patterson and Anthony Horowitz won't want to miss.
“A great book for boys, as well as reluctant readers . . . teens will love and won't be able to put down.” —School Library Journal on ALFRED KROPP AND THE SEAL OF SOLOMON
“Like J. K Rowling, first time YA novelist Yancey deftly leavens the heavier plot elements with humor; this story of a big-headed loser is as funny as it is scary.” —Publishers Weekly
“Yancey has hit one out of the park with this original, engaging, sequel-worthy read.” —Kirkus Reviews