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Cleo Porter and the Body Electric

Cleo Porter and the Body Electric

Jake Burt

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Jake Burt's Cleo Porter and the Body Electric presents a future forever changed by a pandemic, where a girl survives in total isolation.

A woman is dying. Cleo Porter has her medicine. And no way to deliver it.

Like everyone else, twelve-year-old Cleo and her parents are sealed in an apartment without windows or doors. They never leave. They never get visitors. Their food is dropped off by drones. So they’re safe. Safe from the disease that nearly wiped humans from the earth. Safe from everything. The trade-off?

They’re alone. Thus, when they receive a package clearly meant for someone else--a package containing a substance critical for a stranger’s survival--Cleo is stuck. As a surgeon-in-training, she knows the clock is ticking. But people don’t leave their units.

Not ever. Until now.

Praise for Cleo Porter and the Body Electric

Cleo Porter is the most compassionate, intelligent, irrepressible, admirable hero I’ve come across in years. Readers will flat-out go nuts for her. I know I did. CLEO PORTER AND THE BODY ELECTRIC would be a great book at any time. At this moment in our history, it is astonishing. Every kid - and adult - should read this!”--Gordon Korman, #1 New York Times-bestselling author

"Apocalyptic diseases, nefarious drones, hovering skulls, and one nigh-inescapable quarantine bunker -- young Cleo Porter has her work cut out for her in this thrilling sci-fi adventure!"
-- Alan Gratz, New York Times-bestselling author of Refugee

Praise for Greetings from Witness Protection:

An Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Selection

"Jake Burt is a storytelling magician.
Part coming of age tale and part spy thriller, Greetings from Witness Protection could be a collaboration between Judy Blume and Ian Fleming. -- Ann M. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of Rain Reign and the Baby-Sitters Club series

"This inventive, clever story has a lot of heart at its center. Jake Burt’s debut is utterly rewarding.
”--Wendy Mass, New York Times-bestselling author of The Candymakers and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

"The biggest complaint that readers may have about Burt’s debut novel is that it ends. . . endearing from page one."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A delightful, sometimes touching balance of action, humor, and heart."--Booklist, starred review

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Cleo Porter is the most compassionate, intelligent, irrepressible, admirable hero I’ve come across in years. Readers will flat-out go nuts for her. I know I did. CLEO PORTER AND THE BODY ELECTRIC would be a great book at any time. At this moment in our history, it is astonishing. Every kid - and adult - should read this!”--Gordon Korman, #1 New York Times-bestselling author

"Apocalyptic diseases, nefarious drones, hovering skulls, and one nigh-inescapable quarantine bunker -- young Cleo Porter has her work cut out for her in this thrilling sci-fi adventure!"
-- Alan Gratz, New York Times-bestselling author of Refugee

Praise for Greetings from Witness Protection:

An Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Selection

"Jake Burt is a storytelling magician.
Part coming of age tale and part spy thriller, Greetings from Witness Protection could be a collaboration between Judy Blume and Ian Fleming. -- Ann M. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of Rain Reign and the Baby-Sitters Club series

"This inventive, clever story has a lot of heart at its center. Jake Burt’s debut is utterly rewarding.
”--Wendy Mass, New York Times-bestselling author of The Candymakers and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

"The biggest complaint that readers may have about Burt’s debut novel is that it ends. . . endearing from page one."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A delightful, sometimes touching balance of action, humor, and heart."--Booklist, starred review

"WA funny, action-packed novel about the trials of school, parental arguments, and sibling rivalry—all with a dash of high-stakes thrills and dramatic showdowns..."--School Library Journal

"An engaging treat." --Voices of Youth Advocates
****
Praise for The Right Hook of Devin Velma:

A Junior Library Guild Selection
A BookRiot Middle Grade Gift Guide Selection

"Spot-on sixth-grade humor and sympathetic characters will hook readers as he explores fame and friendship in the age of social media."--Publishers Weekly

"Fisticuffs ensue, but so in time do good and brave words in this goofy, affectionate tale of loyalty, family and fraternity."--Wall Street Journal

"A sweet, accessible comedy
about two sixth grade boys. Short and punchy sentences get straight to the funny stuff and leave just enough unexplained to keep readers moving to the resolution. ... A wholesome, appealing, and fast-paced friendship tale."--School Library Journal

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Jake Burt

Jake Burt teaches the fifth grade in Connecticut. He lives with his wife and their daughter in Hamden, CT. His books include Greetings from Witness Protection! and The Right Hook of Devin Velma.

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