Minecraft: The Island: An Official Minecraft Novel
ISBN: 0399181792
EAN13: 9780399181795
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 13, 2019
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.56" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER - The first official Minecraft novel The author of World War Z tells the story of a hero--stranded in the world of Minecraft--who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive.

A rollicking adventure yarn; Robinson Crusoe for the digital age.--NPR

Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks? But there isn't much time to soak up the sun. It's getting dark, and there's a strange new world to explore

The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island . . . like the horde of zombies that appears after nightfall. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow.

In this world, the rules don't always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed.

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I didn't think I'd like this book because I got it on a whim and I'd say the audio book made this book come to life, he said. I felt very immersed in the story when I listened to it.
   Absolutely Brilliant
Genious was a New Republic journalist. There was a lot of action in the finale, and the plot was exciting and full of action, too. The two main characters are likable and I LOVE that his best friend is a cow named Moo. Such a cute face! I think that the author was clever in not giving too much away about the main character. Max Brooks, the writer of the book, said the main character was named Guy. In fact, we don't know the gender or name of the writer, so we don't get to see the writer's own mental picture of Guy. I should mention that there are some lessons that I should have mentioned. As he goes through his minecraft adventure, he learns a lot about building blocks. At times the lessons made me cringe inwardly and I saw a few negative comments about this. These lessons are better for younger children, Mr. Rule told the judge. This book is a great read, said Barbara Comstock, a professor at the University of Michigan.
   Great intro into the World of Minecraft
This is the first book in the series and it looks like it's going to be a great read. As a first gen gamer I was excited to pick up these two books by Max Brooks, I only read the intros and the back covers and I knew this would be an excellent choice for our grandsons Easter basket. He actually smiled when he walked in and started looking at them, Mrs. Cowger said. I am looking forward to reading them both. Both are well-written, well-paced books filled with adventure and humor. We love playing Minecraft and I absolutely enjoy all my warcraft books so I decided to give these a try to get him back into reading. Fast shipping, about 23 days, and arrived in excellent condition, Thothau said. As far as I can tell they are just good family outlooks on what it must be like to start an adventure in the good ol world of Minecraft.
This book is great, but you need to understand that the other books in this series are not all written by the same author. They are both completely individual stories and are independent from one another, so I would avoid The Crash and The Shipwreck for sure. The game is set in the real world and has very little minecraft, and really shouldn't be for kids. They deal with death of real people and are very heavy on social justice sJW propaganda, said Robert Heintz. I regret buying The Crash and am glad I did.
This book was one of the best. I know you should never judge a book by its cover, but the look of the cover already told me this book is awesome. I like the part where he wakes up drowning and all of a sudden he finds land, kinda like Castaway and Robinson Crusoe combined, he said. I am a big minecraft fan and this book is just epic, wonderful, full of suspense and it teaches really good life lessons, said Blair. Totally recommend this book to kids, preteens, and everyone who really loves Minecraft!
   where is the sequel!!!!!
I hate it when authors do this, even if it's for a book. The book gets you hooked on a book just to leave it. I know kid did this, but really, an official minecraft book doing this is steeping way too low. Other than that the book was good actually too good because now my heart is panching just thinking that this book wont have a sequel.
   A fun and educational take on the subect
Max writes this book from the point of view of someone who finds themselves in the world of Minecraft with no memory of how they got there, alarmed to discover their body is now made out of cubes, and who has to figure out how the world of Minecraft works without using a Wiki. He has said that because of his dyslexia he had a hard time learning in school, so he learned a lot from games and fiction. It's a good story, and good lessons for life, too.
   I thought I was reading this book for my seven year old.
As it turns out, I ended up reading it through myself while my son and I were still halfway through. Unexpectedly, at times, it ended up recalling my childhood love of books like Robinson Crusoe, The Hatchet, or My Side of the Mountain. After reading it through, I'm very happy I selected this book out of a sea of choices to read to my son because it carries both pragmatic and profound lessons for a young person, while being set in a world that my boy is deeply engaged with already, said Mary Elizabeth Williams, Scholastic's vice president. Max was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love.
   He loves Minecraft and I hoped it would be a good fit for us
I purchased this book to help my son, who has only a few books, to read aloud. He's a huge Minecraft fan, and I hope it would be a good fit for us, said Blair. Not only is the book a GREAT read story, but each chapter is titled with a valuable life lesson of strength, perseverance, and positivity. It's a refreshing and fun book and I'm so pleased to share in this reading experience with my son. The story is a great illustration of the world of Minecraft, Raymond said. I can't praise this book enough! It's just that they call it quits."
   My son loves it
My reluctant 8-year-old reader, who only a few weeks ago was reading "The Graveyard Book," is a huge fan. He's actually reading it himself, he said. That means I get 5 stars!