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Title:
The flooded earth
Title:
The flooded earth
Publisher Info:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Pajama Press, Inc., [2018]
Physical Description:
328 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"Originally published as Escape to the Moon Islands. Crow's Nest, New South Wales, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 2016"--reverse of title page.
Abstract:
"Twins Will and Annalie thought the hardest part about this year was going to be their separation when bookish Annalie began life at a prestigious Admiralty-run boarding school and avid sailor Will stayed behind in the flood-damaged slums. But that was before the Admiralty raided their father's engineering workshop. Before they sent a questioner to threaten Annalie at school. Before their father disappeared, leaving a single coded clue to his destination. Desperate to find their father, the twins set out in the family?s small sailboat. But though they are both experienced sailors, they have no idea what dangers the sea has in store for them."-- Amazon.
Added Title:
Escape to the Moon Islands.

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Summary

Forty years after a devastating flood changed the face of the earth, new consequences and challenges are still surfacing.Twins Will and Annalie thought the hardest part about this year was going to be their separation when bookish Annalie began life at a prestigious Admiralty-run boarding school and avid sailor Will stayed behind in the flood-damaged slums. But that was before the Admiralty raided their father's workshop. Before they sent a questioner to threaten Annalie at school. Before their father disappeared, leaving a single coded clue to his destination. Desperate for answers and to find their father, the twins set out in the family's small sailboat. But though they are both experienced sailors, they have no idea what dangers the sea has in store.In The Flooded Earth, Mardi McConnochie writes adventure at a breakneck pace, drawing readers into a race against pirates, authorities, and the sea itself in a not-so-distant future full of new technology and old human failings.


Author Notes

Mardi McConnochie is the author of several plays and currently works as a TV scriptwriter and editor. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-It has been 40 years since a massive flood devastated the world. Entire economies collapsed and many people tried to find refuge elsewhere. While more affluent communities were rebuilt over time, others, especially those below the new sea level, were written off, left to fend for themselves. The Navy, best equipped to deal with the aftermath of the flood, took emergency control of the government. When Annalie and Will's father, Spinner, goes missing after he is accused of stealing top-secret technology from the Admiralty, the twins set off an a perilous journey to find him. Annalie leaves her Admiralty-run boarding school where she was ostracized by the other children for living in the "slums," to join Will's search for Spinner. Aided by two other children and a talking parrot, the twins must navigate Spinner's ship while evading the Admiralty, pirates, and other dangers. Not sure whom to trust, the children must rely on their own intuition and skill. Originally published in Australia, this adventure novel is a strong series opener with a unique and timely concept. The fast-paced story will keep readers engaged, and solid world building will draw readers into this fascinating cli-fi (climate fiction) tale. VERDICT A timely addition to most middle grade collections.-Marissa Lieberman, East Orange Public Library, NJ © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Set 40 years after a flood that ravages most of the earth, this series starter finds two twins on an epic adventure at sea. Will's biggest problem was having his twin, Annalie, across the country at an elite Admiralty school, until strange men show up at the house. With the house ransacked and his father gone, Will is determined to find answers no matter the risk. After a corrupt Admiralty agent shows up at school, Annalie takes off to help her brother set sail on their father's boat. As they chart the treacherous waters to the Moon Islands, the danger they encounter is real; they struggle to outrun Admiralty agents, stay ahead of pirates, and trust each other. McConnochie covers serious topics prevalent today through the journeys of four kids who provide touches of innocence in this gritty world, each with their own tragedies and obstacles that they turn to one another for help overcoming. A bright adventure that touches upon a range of intense themes, from climate change to the refugee crisis.--Elizabeth Konkel Copyright 2018 Booklist


Excerpts

Excerpts

The last night Will and his father spent together was a very ordinary night--so ordinary you'd almost call it boring. Both of them were working--Spinner on a broken wind turbine, Will on the trucks of a skateboard--but the pace of the work was slow and relaxed. Songs from Spinner's distant youth played on the old reconditioned soundbox."C'mon," said Will, "we've listened to enough of your old-guy tracks. I want to put some good music on.""You wouldn't know good music if it sat up and bit you," Spinner said amiably.And it was then, just as Will was deciding whether to argue his case or just lunge for the controls, that there was an urgent beating on their front door."Who is it?" Spinner called. It was wiser not to open your door at night."Truman," came a voice. Truman was a pedicab rider who lived in the neighborhood.Spinner unbolted the door and Truman fell into the room, gasping as if he'd just run the race of his life. "They're coming," he blurted. Excerpted from The Flooded Earth by Mardi McConnochie All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.