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Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky  Cover Image Book Book

Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky / Kwame Mbalia.

Mbalia, Kwame, (author.).

Summary

Summary:

Seventh-grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he's going to spend on his grandparents' farm. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up and steals Eddie's notebook. Tristan chases after it, and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a Bottle Tree. In a last attempt to get it away from the creature, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781368039932
  • ISBN: 1368039936
  • ISBN: 9781368042413 (pbk)
  • Physical Description: 482 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles ; Disney-Hyperion, 2019.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Map on lining papers.
"Rick Riordan presents."
Formatted Contents Note:
The car ride -- The bottle trees -- Gum Baby -- Fight in the forest -- Haints and bone ships -- The raft -- Iron monsters 101 -- Fetterlings -- The paper giant -- The thicket -- The gods of MidPass -- The butterfly whisperer -- Anansesem -- Growing desperate -- Fuel for the gods -- The warren -- The worst plan ever -- The adinkra -- Attack! -- The bossling -- Brand flies -- Legend of the bottle rocket -- The golden crescent -- Nyame's palace -- That was no statue -- Bronzey to the rescue -- Nyame's charm -- Anansi's lair -- Rock lasers -- Into Isihlangu -- The elders -- Spirit of the imbongi -- Abiyoyo -- High John -- A different perspective -- The man of fire and smoke -- Missing memories -- The Story Box -- Unwelcome visitors -- Hullbeasts and brand flies -- The magic ax -- Hoodoo and confessions -- The Mmoatia forest -- We're all broken, Story Box, too -- Flight of the Midfolk -- A dangerous bargain -- King cotton -- Last stop -- Tricking the trickster -- Reveal -- Good-byes and new lives.
Target Audience Note:
HL680L Lexile
Sentence length: 2 (easy) Word frequency: 1 (very easy) Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 4.8 15.0.
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Author, 2020.
Subject: Self-confidence > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Henry, John (Legendary character) > Juvenile fiction.
Brer Rabbit (Trickster) > Juvenile fiction.
Anansi (Legendary character) > Juvenile fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Supernatural > Fiction.
Characters in literature > Fiction.
Self-confidence > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Science fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / African.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship.
Adventure stories.
African Americans.
Self-confidence.
Self-confidence > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Characters and characteristics in literature > Juvenile fiction.
Occult fiction.
Self-confidence > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Characters in literature > Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Supernatural > Fiction.
Science fiction.
Genre: Adventure stories.
Science fiction.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Adventure fiction.
Science fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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