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From the multi award-winning Australian author of 'How to Bee' and 'The Dog Runner', another original and heartfelt middle-grade fiction adventure, exploring themes of loyalty, resilience, courage and the environment. Neoma and Jag and their small community are 'living gentle lives' on high ground surrounded by the risen sea that has caused widespread devastation. When strangers from the Valley of the Sun arrive unannounced, the friends find themselves drawn into a web of secrecy and lies that endangers their whole way of life. Soon, daring, loyal Neoma must set off on a solo mission across the risen sea, determined to rescue her best friend and find the truth that will save her village.

Across the risen sea - Bren MacDibble

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Title
Across the risen sea
Author
Bren MacDibble
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Old Barn Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20200806

From the multi award-winning Australian author of 'How to Bee' and 'The Dog Runner', another original and heartfelt middle-grade fiction adventure, exploring themes of loyalty, resilience, courage and the environment. Neoma and Jag and their small community are 'living gentle lives' on high ground surrounded by the risen sea that has caused widespread devastation. When strangers from the Valley of the Sun arrive unannounced, the friends find themselves drawn into a web of secrecy and lies that endangers their whole way of life. Soon, daring, loyal Neoma must set off on a solo mission across the risen sea, determined to rescue her best friend and find the truth that will save her village.

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One of the most exciting authors writing for young people in Australia today, Bren MacDibble displays extraordinary originality and empathy as she explores how loyalty, resilience and courage will tackle and ultimately face down the challenges posed by climate change. A multiple award-winner in Australia and New Zealand, Bren sold her house after it burned down and now travels around Australia in a camper van, teaching and writing.

a bold, clear-headed call of a possible future world, beyond climate disaster and pandemic. It offers humanity options, from trade and politics, to community, bartering and practical skills. Hope, menace, mistrust and wisdom lie in this bruised future... It leaves us all with an urge to 'go gently'
Bookwagon bookshop blog

Boldly entertaining and powerfully thought-provoking... a unique and cleverly crafted story. Written in a first person narrative, MacDibble completely immerses you in a world of adventure, mystery and danger, whilst igniting a flame of hope, change and empowerment within its readers.
Bluebird Reviews blog - Fern Tolley

...a fantastic story of love, loyalty and courage with a strong environmental message. This is one not to miss!
North Somerset Teachers' Book Award blog - Sue Wilshire

a gripping climate change adventure... gives readers a chance to reflect on what might happen if we continue to pollute the Earth
Scope for Imagination blog - Kate Heap

... an exciting and dramatic rescue mission, a story of friendship, sticking together and community... also, as Bren's books always are, a gentle reminder to look after our world, a warning that we could lose it all just like that.
Bellis Does Books blog

The novel is a lively, funny, cleverly crafted work that manages to tie together social reponsibility, climate change and good old-fashioned piracy!
Writing Western Australia

Type
BOOK
Edition
Paperback original
Keyword Index
Children's stories.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
271

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