The Flooded Earth by Mardi McconnochieThe Flooded Earth by Mardi Mcconnochie

The Flooded Earth

byMardi Mcconnochie

Hardcover | November 16, 2018

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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.
Mardi McConnochie’s novels for young readers include Dangerous Games and Melissa, Queen of Evil, which won an Aurealis Award, Australia’s premiere award for speculative fiction. She is also an award-nominated author of four adult novels. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her partner, James Bradley, and their two daughters
Title:The Flooded EarthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.95 × 0.95 inPublished:November 16, 2018Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1772780499

ISBN - 13:9781772780499


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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.

Editorial Reviews

About The Flooded Earth"[T]his 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."—School Library Journal"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."—Booklist"As is typical of the cli-fi genre, McConnochie explores current-world issues within her adventure....Despite the post-disaster setting, an exciting and old-fashioned sailboat quest with pirates, secret codes, storms, and cannibals."—Kirkus Reviews"Mardi McConnochie's middle grade, cli-fi dystopia is a wild adventure across a wildly different Earth....The magnificent capabilities of the book's determined young leads emerge as The Flooded Earth's dominant force. Readers of this first in the series will be eager to learn where the team's sailboat takes them next..."—Foreword Reviews"A taut, suspenseful, masterfully written 'cli-fi' thriller, The Flooded Earth combines the best of speculative fiction with strong characterization and moral dilemma....[R]eaders will find themselves...exhilarated, and begging for more. Highly Recommended."—CM Magazine"[T]he first in a series of books following the children, and I am dying to find out the next adventures for them. The author is well-known for both children's and adult fiction in Australia, and I am pleased to discover her."—Canadian Bookworm