Fficult job I think there are readers for it but I am not sure yet exactly who would like this Most likely readers of Echo it s the most similar book I can think of or possibly the series Where the Mountain Meets
The Moon Savvy Akata Witch Or Just Moon Savvy Akata Witch or just So You Want to Be a if I think loosely Although I liked every one of those books better than this one Many of characters have a special magical talent like talking to fish or walking on water and half of them are aware of it the other not Each story comes to a point where the principal characters escape desperate circumstances by traversing a door in spacetime that connects the earth that readers live in with an alternate earth that has an even higher proportion of ocean to land has kraken and enhances people s magical powers On page 249 one character muses about the ethics of being asked to help a person who has deceived her community her and her brother The language she ses is jarringly similar to the language of news reports from today s rban televised modern world although the setting is an isolated community in a starkly nderpopulated low tech island world if that person had done something terrible like drugging and kidnapping your brother then did you really have to help himThere are many ethical ambiguities that are not overtly discussed by the characters so it s odd that the author chose to focus on this one The biggest estion that the characters don t ask is WHY of all the trauma and troubles in our world WHY do so few people happen to find this escape into a peaceful nearly conflict free alternate world And is it enough that the
who made their way there let the doorway shut and put the troubles of the rest of the world out of their minds I m not sure what the point of this book is Some part of me thinks the author just O get what he wants Pip’s sister Kinchen though is determined to rescue her brother and foil the Raft King’s plans This is but the first of three extraordinary stories that collide on the high seas of the Second World The second story takes s back to the beginning Venus and Swimmer are twins captured aboard a slave ship bound for Jamaica in 1781 They save themselves and others from a life of enslavement with a risky magical plan one that leads them from the shark infested.FOLKS WHO MADE THEIR WAY THERE
characters The Traded GirlI would give this book 4 12 stars A seamless melding of fantasy history and folklore All the characters are fully developed even those in stories about the past This spoken word version includes different voices
For All The Characters Even The Krakenall the characters even the Kraken t forget to read the afterward by the author A mystical story which perfectly blends fantasy with history The author Les Altaens : Peuple turc des montagnes de Sibrie uses an actual event the tragic sinking of a slave ship the Vietnam War and other individuals throughout history to weave a fantastic narrative between worlds Overpopulation overcoming obstacles the value of family governmentleaderships refugees active citizenship folklore and so many topics are broughtp in the pages and can bring about conversations with youth A new favorite Excellent fantasy novel for 5 or 6th grade and The Possible Police up Would be great for teens too There is a doorway that sometimes opensp in the sea between our world and a second realm At various times people with special abilities have travelled through the watery doorway and brought companions with them There are now two settlements in the second world the islanders who live on the one small island and the Raftworld people who roam the sea looking for the doorway
"To Go Back To "go back to first world But does everyone want to go back and are people reuired to se their gifts to help the king if they do not choose to What lengths will the king go to and what are his real motives Would work well as a book club pick with many interesting themes to discuss including family relationships racism disabilities vs gifts slavery civic responsibility leadership and redemption The author s ambition exceeds my attention Or possibly she tried too hard to include too much In any case I needed post it notes to keep track of the characters in the story post it notes to keep track of the characters in the story years of existence and their location a di. An enchanting historical fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Thanhha Lai's Newbery Honor winning Inside Out and Back Again No one comes to the Second World on purpose The doorway between worlds opens only when least expected The Raft King is desperate to change that by finding the doorway that will finally take him and the people of Raftworld back home To do it he needs Pip a young boy with an incredible gift he can speak to fish; and the Raft King is not above kidnapping Anted to provide an escape a fantasy that lets one boatload of people escape slavey "And Then Decided To Toss "then decided to toss a few other refugees from another placetime and a famous aircraft accident victim Why didn t any Syrian refugees get sucked through the magic door Why no Armenian holocaust victims Why no Jews escaping Nazis A CRACK IN THE SEA is a completely original eye opening and gorgeously rendered middle grade fantasy The roots of this novel thread real historical events together with the stories of three fictional
families who are each searching for homeWe are first introduced to Kinchenwho are each searching for homeWe are first introduced to Kinchen Pip both Islanders
"Who Live In The Second "live in the second a mysterious and fascinating place that resembles our world but with key differences the second world is mostly all water which is fresh and its people are divided into Islanders and Raft People Fascinatingly Raft People live year round on a giant network of floating rafts which travels in search of the portal that brought them to this second world hundreds of years beforeThis portal also delivered the Islanders at a much earlier time the very beginning of this second world Their story that of Venus and Swimmer is a triumph of magic over bondage as well as a close study of siblings family and what it means to live freeAnd finally we have Thanh and Sang two siblings seeking to escape war torn Vietnam After a vicious storm and a pirate attack they too face a choice go where the portal leads or remain lost at seaAll three stories are woven together by a witty narrator who skillfully draws connections between the three narratives With stunning illustrations and rich narration A CRACK IN THE SEA offers a niue reading experience that will leave you thinking about the connections to our modern day world what could have been and what might still be if we are Before Our Eyes up to the challeng. Waters of the first world to the second Pip and Kinchen will hear all about them before their own story is said and done So will Thanh and his sister Sang who we meet in 1976 on a small boat as they try to escape post war Vietnam But after a storm and a pirate attack they’re not sure they’ll ever see shore again What brings these three sets of siblings together on an adventure of a lifetime is a little magic helpful sea monsters and that very special portal A Crack in the Se.