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Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky

Mbalia, Kwame (author.). Dorosheva, Sveta, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1368039936
  • ISBN: 9781368039932
  • ISBN: 1368042414 (pbk)
  • ISBN: 9781368042413 (pbk)
  • ISBN: 1544447884 : PBD
  • ISBN: 9781544447889 : PBD
  • ISBN: 9781368039932
  • ISBN: 1368039936
  • Physical Description: 482 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Map on lining papers.
May include an excerpt of Tristan Strong Destroys the World.
"Rick Riordan presents."
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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?
Target Audience Note:
HL680L Lexile
Sentence length: 2 (easy) Word frequency: 1 (very easy) Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 4.8 15.0.
Accelerated Reader AR Middle grades 4.8 15.0 505341 EN.
Language Note:
In English.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Middle School (Teen), 2022.
Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Author, 2020.
Subject: Self-confidence Juvenile fiction
African Americans Juvenile fiction
Henry, John (Legendary character) Juvenile fiction
Brer Rabbit (Trickster) Juvenile fiction
Anansi (Legendary character) Juvenile fiction
Adventure and adventurers Fiction
Supernatural Fiction
Characters in literature Fiction
Self-confidence Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Science fiction
Genre: Junior fiction.
Adventure stories.
Science fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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  • 76 of 79 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rowayton Library.


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