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Jul 09, 2002
| 187 Minutes
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Jul 09, 2002 | ISBN 9780807210086 | Middle Grade (8-12)
What if the sea began to rise . . . and rise . . . until the land began to disappear? A brilliant futuristic fantasy by an acclaimed new writer. Global warming has caused the sea to rise until cities are turning into islands and civilization is crumbling. Ten-year-old Zoe discovers a small rowboat and keeps it a secret until she sets out alone on the great sea to find her parents. She lands on tiny Eels Island, where she must survive in a nightmarish world run by wild children, and stand up to its boy-leader, Dooby. Zoe and a boy called Munchkin escape from Eels Island and cross the sea to the mainland, where they find not only Zoe’s parents but a new family and a new world.
Marcus Sedgwick is the author of White Crow, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in the United Kingdom, and Revolver, which was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and was named a Printz Honor book in the United States. The author of… More about Marcus Sedgwick
“Taut, accessible, and swift moving . . . an effective cautionary tale.”–The Horn Book Magazine
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