The Turn of the Tide

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Author: Parry, Rosanne

Brand: Yearling

Color: White

Edition: Reprint

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  • YEARLING

Number Of Pages: 304

Release Date: 21-02-2017

Details: Product Description From acclaimed author of A Wolf Called Wander, Rosanne Parry comes an exciting and tender friendship story about two cousins looking for their destiny.   On a beautiful day in June, the ground broke open.   In Japan, you’re always prepared for an earthquake. That’s why Kai knows just what to do when the first rumbles shake the earth. But he does the exact opposite of what you’re supposed to do: He runs. And then the tsunami hits.   Meanwhile, on the other side of the Pacific, Kai’s cousin Jet sets sail off the coast of Astoria, Oregon. She knows she should have checked the tide—she always checks the tide. Except this time she didn’t.   When the biggest mistakes of their lives bring them together, Jet and Kai spend the summer regretting that one moment when they made the wrong decision. But there’s something about friendship that heals all wounds, and together, Jet and Kai find the one thing they never thought they’d have again—hope. Review Nominated for the 2019 Oregon Readers Choice Award “This affecting work of realistic fiction is one to be savored—even by dedicated landlubbers.” — School Library Journal, starred review   “A touching, heartwarming story that reaffirms the idea that, for anyone, second chances are possible.” — Booklist, starred review   “Thematically rich, by turns exciting and reflective, this affectionate homage to the mariner life celebrates human commonality and difference in an increasingly interconnected world.” — Kirkus Reviews About the Author ROSANNE PARRY is always searching for the perfect wind in her sailboat, the Selkie, the perfect word in her tree house writing studio, and the perfect book for patrons at Annie Bloom’s Books. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of many books for children including A Wolf Called Wander. Visit her at RosanneParry.com. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. 1 When the earth broke open, there was a noise that came before the quake. It was so deep Kai felt it on his skin almost before he heard it. It came before the crack of falling trees, before the hard rain of broken glass, even before the pop and whoosh of blue fire when the transformer behind the playground blew. One boom like a single beat from the odaiko, the big drum at the temple, only sounded for the most important festivals of the year. That beat passed through Kai’s body like a wave of radiation, quick as lightning, invisible, irreversible. Kai knew at once what he must do and what it would cost him even if he succeeded. It was a maverick choice, one that would mark him as even more of an outsider, a hafu, neither properly Japanese nor glamorously American. But the alternative, to do nothing, was unthinkable. One sharp word from the teacher and every student slid from his chair, crouched under his desk, and held up a jacket to shield his head from the glass that was already shattering. Kai waited until his teacher had pulled his suit coat over his head. He scrambled silently for the door, snatching his outdoor shoes from the cubby as he went. A shock wave ran along the floor like a ripple on a pond. Lights flickered and went out. Another tremor followed, and a third, and then nothing. Kai ran. He cleared the front door, crossed the play yard, scaled the fence, and headed into town. Tsunami sirens blared a rising note of warning. Kai sprinted past the turn that led to his parents’ apartment. They would be fine at the power plant behind the seawall. Their full attention would be needed at the reactor to keep it running safely. Kai knew where he was needed. He flew down the hill, the last direction anyone would go--toward the curve of shoreline and the small fishing boats moored there. People streamed out of their homes and headed for high ground. Ocean bottom appeared where the bay should have been. The decaying hull of a boat that sank years ago sat exposed in the mud. Fish flopped in the unexpected air. Kai

EAN: 9780375871368

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: New