A Tear In The Ocean
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A Tear In The Ocean

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Putnam, the future king of Raftworld, wants more than anything to prove himself. When the water in the Second World starts to become salty and his father won't do anything about it, Putnam sees his chance. He steals a boat and sneaks off toward the source of the salty water. He doesn't know he has a stowaway onboard, an island girl named Artie.

Artie isn't trying to save the world, she's just trying to save herself. On the run from an abusive stepfather, Artie just wants a place to call home. Putnam isn't the partner she would have chosen, but as the two face uncertainty and danger in their shared adventure, an extraordinary friendship forms.

Meanwhile, more than a hundred years in the past, Rayel is also on the run from Raftworld, escaping an arranged marriage she discovers is really a plot to kill her father. She'd planned to be gone just long enough to foil the plot, but once at sea and sailing ever southward, Rayel discovers she has an astonishing magical power that leads her to a new home and a sadness so deep it infects the world.

Told in alternating perspectives with Putnam and Artie traveling further and further into the uncharted southern sea - and Rayel, the key to the saltwater mystery, sailing the same sea in her own time - Putnam and Artie must put aside their differences and figure out why the sea is salty before it's too late.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 149 x 218 x 29mm | 404g
  • G.P.Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers'
  • United States
  • English
  • 0399545220
  • 9780399545221

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Praise for A Tear in the Ocean:

“Bouwman elegantly twists and twirls the two narrations, finally bringing them together in…an engaging and original coming-of-age story with an unpredictable and adventurous plot, sure to captivate middle-grade and middle-school fantasy buffs.” —Horn Book Magazine

“Bouwman’s new novel is an imaginative companion to her widely praised “A Crack in the Sea”…[with] Yuko Shimizu’s lively illustrations…[is] fast-paced, interesting, and thoughtful.” —Pioneer Press
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About H. M. Bouwman

H.M. Bouwman is the author of The Remarkable & Very True Story of Lucy & Snowcap (Marshall Cavendish, 2008) and A Crack in the Sea (Putnam, 2017). An associate professor of English at the University of St. Thomas, she lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her two sons.
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