One morning Rafe wakes up to discover his bedroom is floating in a vast sea of water. An unforgettable middle-grade novel with elements of James and the Giant Peach meets Waterworld and The Road.
One morning Rafe wakes up to discover his bedroom is floating in a vast sea of water. Alone with only his dog for company, Rafe adapts to this strange new world by fishing cans of food out of the water and keeping watch. Boxes float by, as does a woman, playing her cello. Then, one day, Rafe fishes out a young girl, who joins him in his room -- they don't speak the same language, but together they will face this uncertain future together. Author:
Tundra Books (NY)Published:
7.90h x 6.00w x 0.70dISBN:
10-UPAccelerated Reader:Reading Level:
Middle GradeQuiz #/Name:
514150 / Water, WaterReview Citation(s): School Library Journal
02/01/2022 pg. 74Booklist
03/01/2022 pg. 58
About the AuthorJON McNAUGHT
CARY FAGAN's numerous kids' books include The Collected Works of Gretchen Oyster, which was a JLG selection, and the Kaspar Snit novels, the Wolfie & Fly chapter books, and the picture books Little Blue Chair, What Are You Doing, Benny?, and King Mouse, which was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, and Bear Wants to Sing (Fall 2021). Mr. Zinger's Hat, another of his picture books, was awarded the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the IODE Jean Throop Award. He has also won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People for his body of work. Cary was born and raised in Toronto, where he continues to live with his family.
draws comics, and works as an illustrator, printmaker and lecturer. His clients include Penguin Random House, Faber, New York Times
, Wall Street Journal
, The New Yorker,
Walker Books, Picador and the BBC. He is also a regular cover artist for the London Review of Books
. He is the author of Kingdom
, Birchfield Close
, Pebble Island
, which was the winner of the Angoulême Prix Révélation award in 2012. He lives in London, UK.