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Author: Joe R. Lansdale
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Title: All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky
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Language: English
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Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (September 13, 2011)
Pages: 240

All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky by Joe R. Lansdale



Published in the United States by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, In. New York. Delacorte Press is a registered trademark and the colophon is a trademark of Random House, Inc. Visit us on the Web! ww. andomhouse. 1st ed. p. cm. Summary: When the devastation wrought by endless dust storms in 1930s Oklahoma makes orphans of Jack, his schoolmate Jane, and her brother Tony, they take the truck of a dead man and set out to find a new start. eISBN: 978-0-375-89748-1 1. Dust Bowl Era, 1931–1939-Juvenile Fiction.

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Joe R. Lansdale wrote a very detailed book about three very courageous kids who never gave up on what they had dreamed of and planned. It was also a novel of young love growing throughout a long journey. In the end, Jack and Jane May or May not end up having young love and spending many days together while raising Tony. and viola! All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky. What I didn't know at the time was that this book was a YA book, but honestly, you coul I have read some Lansdale in the past and I am a big fan of his southern setting and his characters and development of those characters.

All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky is a young adult fiction novel written by American author Joe R. It take place during the Dust Bowl depression in the mid-1930s. It is the height of the Great Depression in the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma. Both of Jack Catcher's parents are dead. His mom died from lung disease and his father took his own life.

All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky. Annotation. Author: Joe Lansdale. Jack Catcher’s parents are dead-his mom died of sickness and his dad of a broken heart-and he has to get out of Oklahoma, where dust storms have killed everything green, hopeful, or alive. When former classmate Jane and her little brother Tony show up in his yard with plans to steal a dead neighbor’s car and make a break for Texas, Jack doesn’t need much convincing. JOE R. LANSDALE is the author of more than a dozen novels for adults, including eight Hap and Leonard novels, as well asSunset and SawdustandLost Echoes. He has received a British Fantasy Award, an American Mystery Award, an Edgar Award, a Grinzane Cavour Prize, and seven Bram Stoker Awards. All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky is his first novel for young adults.

All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky. 129. Published: 2011. Hap and Leonard investigate a racially motivated murder that threatens to tear apart their East Texas town. By turns absurd, hilarious, and terrifying, this outrageous collection features the best writings of the high priest of Texan weirdness. Odd-ball detectives, malicious rocks, spectral prehistoric fish, and vampire hunters permeate these vividly detailed stories. 120. Published: 2009.

Joe Lansdale is one of those authors who writes in numerous genres, with unique voices, and honest story telling. In All the Earth Thrown to the Sky, he has created believable characters in a world they've come to accept, only because they have to. It's a world of dust, poverty, and death, all part of their youth. Three young people, Jack Catcher, Jane Lewis and her little brother, Tony, begin their travels in a car not quite stolen, along a road to a destination not quite real. Okay, what does all of this have to do with his newest book, All the Earth, Thrown To the Sky, which was written primarily for the Young Adult market? Well, Joe may have written this novel with teenagers in mind, but the book is such that adults will love it, too. I know I did! The story takes place during the Great Depression, beginning in Oklahoma and ending in East Texas.

Jack Catcher's parents are dead—his mom died of sickness and his dad of a broken heart—and he has to get out of Oklahoma, where dust storms have killed everything green, hopeful, or alive. When former classmate Jane and her little brother Tony show up in his yard with plans to steal a dead neighbor's car and make a break for Texas, Jack doesn't need much convincing. But a run-in with one of the era's most notorious gangsters puts a crimp in Jane's plan, and soon the three kids are hitching the rails among hoboes, gangsters, and con men, racing to warn a carnival wrestler turned bank robber of the danger he faces and, in the process, find a new home for themselves. This road trip adventure from the legendary Joe R. Lansdale is a thrilling and colorful ride through Depression-era America.

Reviews: 7
Cobandis
Joe Lansdale is one of those authors who writes in numerous genres, with unique voices, and honest story telling. In All the Earth Thrown to the Sky, he has created believable characters in a world they've come to accept, only because they have to. It's a world of dust, poverty, and death, all part of their youth.

Three young people, Jack Catcher, Jane Lewis and her little brother, Tony, begin their travels in a car not quite stolen, along a road to a destination not quite real. Along the way they meet up with killers, thieves, kindness, and love and hate. The dust bowl has killed nearly everything they've known and loved, and left them orphans. Yet, they aren't ready to lie down and let circumstances control their destinies. Going from Oklahoma to Texas, they find their places in the world with their spirits intact.

A good young adult novel, this doesn't pander to anyone. Gritty and sometimes lyrical, it's a good read for YAs and adults alike.
Olwado
All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky follows three young survivors of the dust storms that plagued Oklahoma during the 1930s. When Jack Catcher, a poor farmer’s son who lost his parents to sickness and suicide, meets up with Jane Lewis, a classmate, and her little brother Tony, both whom had just lost their single father through a tractor accident, Jane devises a plan to escape the dust and desolation in exchange for East Texas. Although Jack is wary of stealing the dead neighbor’s car, he agrees. But, in this time, there’s no escaping trouble. After a brush in with a couple of the country’s most notorious gangsters, the three change their plans in favor of warning a carny-turned-bank robber of a planned hit on him. Racing through poverty, con men, hoboes, and swarming grasshoppers, this colorful adventure may not be much farther from doom that the three experienced back home.

This book truly lived up to every good quality an adventure novel should have: a wonderfully portrayed setting, smart characters, and twists and turns that truly throw the reader for a loop along with our three protagonists.

The Depression Era was the perfect time period, and it truly serves as a book that needed to be written about the time period. I’m a bit of a history buff, and this book was a thrilling and complete picture of the time period. The book begins in a Dust Bowl ravaged tiny town in Oklahoma, where quiet death is all over the place. Jack begins the book as what I’d imagine was very common for children of the era: orphaned by two tragedies, starving, and forced to live in loneliness as he struggles to keep himself alive. Jack lives his simple life well, but even in the beginning, yearns for something better. Then along comes Jane, whose parents are also gone (and weren’t really “there” to begin with), who offers the first taste of shaky morals of the book. The three kids steal their dead neighbor’s car, but the action seems more like necessity over a crime (a common theme of the age and the book). But, right away, the crime lords the time period boasts show up, adding a whole other layer to the book’s world. When the kids escape that, they’re faced with a world where it’s a miracle to buy some Coca-Colas and a sandwich, and where it’s a give or take that the stranger one meets will provide hospitality or force one into slave work. The time is lined in risks, danger, desperation, yet it also holds a classic joy that rings close to the first rides at Coney Island: tons of fun, but never exactly free of serious injury. A great time period, and wonderfully explored.

But, historical books can’t be complete with just the time period. Jack, the narrator, is truly a unique voice in fiction. Not only does he have the country twang, but he’s also very wise and curious. He narrates the book like he’s telling the tale over a campfire, with details frank and enticing. Overall, it’s clear he’s the compassion in the little group, whereas Jane is the manipulating and sharp one, and Tony is the innocence. Jane is a great example of a strong female in a male-dominated time. There is never a foe (not even gangsters with guns) that will keep her quiet, and her interactions with the macho men of the book are always amusing. She’s a bit of a pathological liar, but it’s clear that she loves her brother and Jack through her edginess. Jack and Jane play off each other well, and Tony adds an interesting dynamic of the naive child who’s just along for the ride, but wouldn’t mind settling down.

The suspense truly puts the icing on the cake. Although this time period is a bit of a slow one with the Depression as the backdrop, the author truly searches every nook and cranny for the excitement, and boy does he find it. The chapters are short, which helps make the fast read, and I swear, there are gangsters, killers, con men, bank robbers, and death around every corner for these kids. There’s one twist in particular near the last third of the book that truly threw me for a loop, and even the ending is full of big revelations and epic ends. A real time period thriller that does a great job of giving the readers breathing time between the bouts suspense.

In conclusion, if you want to read a Depression-era adventure that truly hits the nail on the head for every aspect necessary in a great book, pick up All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky.
greed style
Lansdale is an exceptional talent, a great story teller. This story is a great tale of three orphans who have a high spirited time escaping the worst of the dust bowl. A quick read, holds your interest from the beginning to the end--- one of those stories that you feel bad when you finish because you enjoyed reading it so much.

I "discovered" Joe Lansdale about three years ago, and am glad he wrote so much. The Bottoms and The Thicket are masterpieces. And Hap and Leonard is like Spenser for hire on steroids and adderall. An American modern master!
Tygralbine
There are a lot of talented authors out there I enjoy reading. Probably dozens and dozens of them. Maybe even a hundred or more. In my opinion, however, there are only two great storytellers writing today. They are Stephen King and Joe R. Lansdale. The difference between being a great storyteller and a great author is that a storyteller can whip up a damn good yarn in any genre and hook the reader with just a few sentences. It doesn't matter if the genre is horror, suspense, westerns, thrillers, fantasy, or science fiction. A great storyteller works in whatever genre that draws his attention at the moment and inevitably succeeds with his tale and the reader's complete satisfaction.

Stephen King you know.

Joe R. Lansdale, I hope you know. If you don't, shame on you because Joe wrote The Bottoms, which is probably the best novel I've ever read. It made me laugh, cry, shout out in righteous anger, and in certain scenes it scared the bejesus out of me. Joe also wrote A Fine Dark Line, Sunset and Sawdust, Dead in the West, Cold in July, Freezer Burn which is one of the most bizarre; yet, entertaining novels I've read in the last decade), Lost Echoes, the short novel, Bubba Ho-Tep, and probably my most favorite series of all, Hap and Leonard. I like Hap Collins and Leonard Pine so much that I sent their latest novel, Devil Red, to Bruce Willis' production company, hoping Bruce still has some good sense left in that bald noggin of his and will want to turn the book into a major motion picture with him and Samuel L. Jackson playing the lead roles. Only time will tell. Anyway, Joe also has a new stand-alone novel coming out in March of 2012, Under the Warrior Star. I've thoroughly enjoyed everything I've read by this author, including dozens of his short stories, many of which have been turned into TV episodes for Master of Horror and other programs.

Okay, what does all of this have to do with his newest book, All the Earth, Thrown To the Sky, which was written primarily for the Young Adult market? Well, Joe may have written this novel with teenagers in mind, but the book is such that adults will love it, too.

I know I did!

The story takes place during the Great Depression, beginning in Oklahoma and ending in East Texas. The dust storms have devastated most of the states in the central part of our country, leaving families with no way to support themselves, millions of people out of work, no crops and little food, scores of individuals committing suicide with no hope for the future, while others turn to crime, especially the robbing of banks.

Jack Catcher is a young boy, whose mom just died of pneumonia and his father hung himself in the barn from the grief of her death. Jack has no dreams for anything better, except maybe for the wild idea that California holds the possibility of a new beginning. That idea gets sidetracked when he spots two kids trying to make their way in a sand storm, running out of strength with no idea of where they're actually heading. Jack saves them. He also knows them from school--Jane and Tony Lewis. It seems that their mom ran off with a Bible salesman, and their dad was crushed underneath a fallen tractor.

After getting some rest and some food in their stomachs, all three decide to head out to parts unknown, using Old Man Turpin's car because Jack knows how to drive. Since Turpin is already dead, he won't miss the vehicle. The kids are hoping the car will get them far enough from the state of Oklahoma so they can finally breathe some fresh air again. Their journey, however, takes a turn for the worse when their stolen car blows a tire and a bunch of bank robbers come driving by, in need of a new car to help them avoid the law. The criminals, Bad Tiger Malone and two partners, crazy-ass Timmy and bullet-wounded Buddy, are the mean and deadly kind of people who'd rather shoot first and talk later. The two main robbers decide to leave poor Buddy behind with a bullet in his head, thus ending his misery. Bad Tiger also sees some good use for the kids. He can hold them as hostages should the law find them. During their life-experiencing ordeal, the three kids learn that Bad Tiger and Timmy are after another partner--Strangler Nugowski--who stole $50,000 from them to give his own child a much needed operation. The two criminals could care less about the sick kid, but they do care about the money and getting their revenge on the former carnival wrestler.

When the right moment finally comes along (a storm filled with millions of grasshoppers), Jack and Jane and Tony escape from the bad guys and continue on with their journey. The thing is that Jane now thinks the ex-bank robber should be warned about his no-good ex-friends and what they are planning to do. Jane is young, pretty, smart, and a real blabber mouth, not to mention an outright liar. She can talk up a storm, lie with the best of them, and get her brother and Jack to do just about anything she wants. Jack knows the dangers of continuing on into Texas, but it's what Jane wants. Truth be told, Jack is already in love with her and she knows it as only a woman (or young girl) can. Of course, in all fairness, Jane is free spirited and loves adventure, while Jack likes to play it safe.

With the journey into East Texas, the three kids get to meet Box Car Bertha and Pretty Boy Floyd, who makes a definite impression on Jane and causes Jack to feel a strong sense of jealousy for the first time in his life. That's the good stuff. After a chance encounter with a crooked sheriff and his pea farm, the kids get first-hand experience at what slavery is like. Of course, the real question is whether or not the kids will get to Strangler Nugowski before Bad Tiger and Timmy do. Is the Strangler still alive, or already dead? Even more important is what will become of Jack and Jane and little Tony?

You have to read the book to find out!

All the Earth, Thrown To the Sky is storytelling at its absolute best. Joe R. Lansdale has a distinctive style of writing that clearly resonates with his many fans. He has the ability to make you laugh with his stories, while keeping you glued to the seat in suspense and anticipation. Like Stephen King, Joe is able to get to the heart of his characters (whether children or adults) with a few choice words or sentences that bring them alive and enable his readers to see them as real-life people, though they're only fictional. He does this with Jack and Jane and little Tony, as well as the other characters in the novel. He touches upon the kid's innocence and lack of understanding about the real world. This is especially evident in the character of Jane, who lives in her own world of fairytales, fantasy, and adventure, believing that everything will turn out the way she expects. Jack, being more down-to-earth of the three, knows better. He sees each new experience as a possible threat to their lives, until proven otherwise. Little Tony, however, seems to go with the flow, trusting his sister to get them out of the tough spots that she usually gets them into.

I don't know much about The Great Depression and the dust bowls that destroyed most of Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Northern Texas. Joe seems to be full of history in his depiction of the era, and everything rings true to the ear as he describes the different kinds of dust storms that would swept down into each state with the storms sometimes being a mile high and hundreds of miles long. You couldn't see or even breathe inside of them, and there was dust everywhere imaginable. The criminals of the period bring a stark realism to the story with either their outward meanness or inner fairness with those around them. Bad Tiger Malone was definitely the opposite of Pretty Boy Floyd, who seemed to be a person who'd been caught up in circumstances beyond his control. Joe R. Lansdale certainly knows how to create conflict in the story with his dark, violent villains, and he does this superbly within this novel.

As a reader, I can honestly say that you know deep inside when a story has done its job by the way you feel at the end. All the Earth, Thrown To the Sky tugged strongly at my heart strings with the last few pages, creating a sense of emptiness and profound loss and missed opportunity that the lead character passed on to me. I could identify with the kids in the story and understand where each of them was coming from. Though I admired Jane's strength, perseverance, and willingness to charge ahead, I still felt sadden by Jack's loss. Not many books hit me this hard at the end.

Needless to say, All the Earth, Thrown To the Sky is a winner in my opinion, cementing Joe R. Lansdale's status as one of the best storytellers of our time.