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Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky

Author: Kwame Mbalia; Disney Hyperion Books,
Publisher: Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, an imprint of Buena Vista Books Inc., 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Seventh-grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he's going to spend on his grandparents' farm. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up and steals Eddie's notebook. Tristan chases after it, and a tug-of-war  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Paranormal fiction
Fantasy fiction
Adventure stories
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Adventure fiction
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mbalia, Kwame.
Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2019
(OCoLC)1123192895
Named Person: John Henry, (Legendary character); Brer Rabbit, (Trickster); Anansi, (Legendary character); John Henry, (Legendary character); Brer Rabbit, (Trickster); Anansi, (Legendary character)
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kwame Mbalia; Disney Hyperion Books,
ISBN: 9781368039932 1368039936 9781713701392 1713701391
OCLC Number: 1079413192
Notes: Map on lining papers.
"Rick Riordan presents"
Awards: Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Author, 2020.
Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, 2021-2022
American Library Association Notable Children's Book, February 2020
Target Audience: HL680L; Sentence length: 2 (easy); Word frequency: 1 (very easy)
Description: 482 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: The car ride --
The bottle trees --
Gum Baby --
Fight in the forest --
Haints and bone ships --
The raft --
Iron monsters 101 --
Fetterlings --
The paper giant --
The thicket --
The gods of MidPass --
The butterfly whisperer --
Anansesem --
Growing desperate --
Fuel for the gods --
The warren --
The worst plan ever --
The adinkra --
Attack! --
The bossling --
Brand flies --
Legend of the bottle rocket --
The golden crescent --
Nyame's palace --
That was no statue --
Bronzey to the rescue --
Nyame's charm --
Anansi's lair --
Rock lasers --
Into Isihlangu --
The elders --
Spirit of the imbongi --
Abiyoyo --
High John --
A different perspective --
The man of fire and smoke --
Missing memories --
The Story Box --
Unwelcome visitors --
Hullbeasts and brand flies --
The magic ax --
Hoodoo and confessions --
The Mmoatia forest --
We're all broken, Story Box, too --
Flight of the Midfolk --
A dangerous bargain --
King cotton --
Last stop --
Tricking the trickster --
Reveal --
Good-byes and new lives.
Responsibility: Kwame Mbalia.

Abstract:

Seventh-grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he's going to spend on his grandparents' farm. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up and steals Eddie's notebook. Tristan chases after it, and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a Bottle Tree. In a last attempt to get it away from the creature, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?

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