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Author(s): Terry Pratchett

When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne—a traveler from the other side of the globe—is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they are joined by other refugees. And as they struggle to protect the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down.

“A wonderful story, by turns harrowing and triumphant.”
“Pratchett’s examination of questions about religious belief, the nature of culture and what it means to be human [...] is a terrific, thought-provoking book.”
“A searching exploration of good and evil, fate and free will, both as broad and as deep as anything this brilliant author has produced so far. ”
“Neatly balancing the somber and the wildly humorous in a riveting tale of discovery, Pratchett shows himself at the height of his powers.”
“It is hard to imagine a reader who won’t feel welcomed into this nation.”
“Quirky wit and broad vision make this a fascinating survival story on many levels.”
“A rich and thought-provoking read.”
“A classic survival tale that offers laughs and much to mull over, this is a wonderfully entertaining novel.” (starred review)

ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice, ALA Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults, Publishers Weekly Best Book, Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book, Michael L. Printz Honor Book, School Library Journal Best Book, Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, ALA Notable Children’s Book, Bulletin Blue Ribbon (The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books), ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, Horn Book Fanfare

ISBN:  9780061433030