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The flooded earth, Mardi McConnochie

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The flooded earth
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The flooded earth
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Mardi McConnochie
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Language
eng
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
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  • Grades 3-6 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 (Reviewed 10/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 4, p55)
  • 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 --Marissa Lieberman (Reviewed 09/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 9, p108)
  • A high-seas adventure stars 12-year-old twins Will and Annalie, who seek their missing father in a flooded, post-ecological-collapse world. This trilogy opener, first published in Australia as Quest of the Sunfish (2016), begins in the slums of a coastal city 40 years after the Flood that reshaped global geography and politics. Will loves sailing and working in the workshop with their dad, Spinner, while Annalie is more bookish and is the first kid from Lowtown with a scholarship to her prestigious school. Neither knows of anything hinky about Spinner, so they're both shocked when Spinner takes off moments before intruders trash the workshop. Annalie, accompanied by Essie, her only school friend, escapes from school and sneaks home to help. It seems as though Spinner's on the run from the Admiralty that rules most of the post-Flood world, and the kids aren't safe. The three children and a cyborg parrot with augmented intelligence set out on the Sunfish to find Spinner. As is typical of the cli-fi genre, McConnochie explores current-world issues within her adventure. Climate refugees and strict immigration laws have created a permanent underclass and a human trafficking problem, which privileged Essie begins to understand when the adventurers are joined by a starving former slave boy. Racial descriptors are few; naming conventions will have readers imagining the principals as mixed-race or Asian. Despite the post-disaster setting, an exciting and old-fashioned sailboat quest with pirates, secret codes, storms, and cannibals. (Science fiction. 10-12) (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10739256
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YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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McConnochie, Mardi
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Intended audience
009-012
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
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True
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  • Climatic changes
  • Floods
  • Twins
  • Ocean travel
  • JUVENILE FICTION / General
  • Climatic changes
  • Floods
  • Ocean travel
  • Twins
  • Climatic changes
  • Floods
  • Missing persons
  • Twins
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Ocean travel
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The flooded earth, Mardi McConnochie
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"Originally published by Allen & Unwin Australia, 2016, as Escape to the Moon Islands."--Title page verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1017910890
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781772780499
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1017910890
Label
The flooded earth, Mardi McConnochie
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published by Allen & Unwin Australia, 2016, as Escape to the Moon Islands."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1017910890
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781772780499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1017910890

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