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Across the Risen Sea

Across the Risen Sea

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A Booktrust Bookbuzz title; Shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards; Commended for the Australian Children's Book Awards; Nominated for the Carnegie Medal in the UK.

The third in Australian author Bren MacDibble's award-winning collection of environmentally-themed dystopian Middle Grade adventures, Across the Risen Sea is set in a world after inundation. Neoma and Jag and their small community are 'living gentle lives' on the high ground surrounded by the risen sea. When strangers from the Valley of the Sun arrive unannounced, the two friends find themselves drawn into a web of secrecy and lies that endangers their whole way of life. Soon daring, loyal Neoma must set pff on a solo mission across the risen sea determined to rescue her best friend and find the truth that will save her village.

In a post climate change world, this adventure with sinkholes, crocodiles, sharks, pirates, floating cities, vertical farms and a mystery to solve poses the question of how we will all live 'afterwards'. Will kindness and a sense of community win over selfish greed to preserve our planet - and humanity?

 Available in paperback or eBook versions.

Read an extract here

Teacher's notes available to download here 

Watch Bren reading the first chapter here

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