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Across the Risen Sea

Neoma and Jag and their small community are 'living gentle lives' on high ground surrounded by the risen sea that has caused widespread devastation. When strangers from the Valley of the Sun arrive unannounced, the friends find themselves drawn into a web of secrecy and lies that endangers the way of life of their entire community. Soon daring, loyal Neoma must set off on a solo mission across the risen sea, determined to rescue her best friend and find the truth that will save her village.

“It's one of them days when everything is off. A hot sweaty night in Rusty Bus means we kids is all grouchy-tired. Me and my best friend, Jaguar, is trying to cool down by taking turns at dipping in the sea pool. Him standing on the sea wall made from car frames and rocks on lookout for crocs, me swimming, then we'll swap places. We's always doing things as a team, him and me. We's gonna be the best fisher people and the best salvagers on the whole of the inland sea one day."

A thrilling high seas adventure set in a very different future.

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I found this utterly captivating, there was a sense of danger brewing constantly in the background that will keep young readers gripped.
Wendy Bamber
This is an absolute gem of an adventure embodying courage and friendship with lovely messages on looking after our planet and one another. And, did I mention PIRATES!
Julia Smith
Original, insightful and thought provoking, along with lots of action.
Liz Derouet
It's a heart-stopping adventure, with a mystery, bravery and friendship all rolled in to one.

  • Shortlisted: Wright Family Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction in the NZ Book Awards for Children and YA 2021
  • Shortlisted: Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for Writing for Children for 2020
  • Shortlisted: Patricia Wrightson Prize for Chidren's Literature in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2021
  • Shortlisted: Best Children's Fiction in the Aurealis Awards 2020
  • Shortlisted: Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2021
  • Nominated for the 2021 CILIP Carnegie Medal UK
  • Longlisted in the UK Literary Association Awards 2022
  • A Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book 2021

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