SHORTLISTED FOR 2021 WRIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION ESTHER GLEN AWARD FOR JUNIOR FICTION, NZ BOOK AWARDS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULT
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 the way of life of their entire community. 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 is an action-packed, compelling and heartfelt middle-fiction adventure, set in a post-climate change landscape, from the multi-award winning author of How to Bee.
NZ Book Awards wrote "The gentle way of life of Neoma’s and Jag’s community is endangered. When Jag is taken to the Valley of the Sun, Neoma must embark on a sea voyage to rescue him. The friends must use all their wits and diplomacy to help two cultures accept each other and live peacefully. This is a well-paced story with quiet humour and a subtle environmental message, which draws readers into a credible future."
Age: From 9 years
H: 198mm W: 128mm
Weight: 255 grams