Tristan Strong Punches A Hole in the Sky

Tristan Strong Punches A Hole in the Sky

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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?
Publisher: Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781368039932
1368039936
Characteristics: 482 pages : map ; 22 cm
Call Number: J MBALIA, K

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Seventh-grader Tristan Strong dreads a visit to his grandparents’ Alabama farm before a bizarre living doll snatches away his friend’s notebook and draws him into a world of burning seas, iron monsters, and black folk heroes.

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vm510 Jan 06, 2020

West African / African American mythology.

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. Plus, Tristan is dreading the month he's going to spend on his grandparents' farm. But on his first night the... Read More »


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RandomLibrarian Jun 13, 2020

This book is great for fans of Rick Riordan's "Percy Jackson" series - it's promoted under Riordan's "Presents" line. The main character is a Black boy and the mythology is based upon aspects of West African and African American culture and beliefs.

CCPL_Teens Apr 09, 2020

Action, adventure, humor, mythology, a hero's quest, and an absolutely hilarious sidekick! Featuring characters from African American folklore and African mythology, this fantasy series-opener is not-to-be-missed for Rick Riordan fans and even better as an audiobook narrated by Amir Abdullah who delivers an unforgettable performance of Gum Baby. SAP ATTACK!

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Jan 21, 2020

Fans of reading lengthy action sequences will rate this book higher than I did. What I loved about this one: the way in which the power of story was used in the magic...and the way that the West African and African American folk tales were interwoven.

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Jan 16, 2020

Are we no longer getting audiobooks

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