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Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky / Kwame Mbalia.

Mbalia, Kwame. (Author).

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library jY (Text) 33062009261679 Juv Middle Reader Checked Out 06/30/2021
Allentown Public Library J MBALIA, KWAME (Text) 34455006636704 Juv Fiction Available -
Easton Main Library MBALIA (Text) 31901004405355 Juv Fiction Available -
Easton Palmer Branch MBALIA (Text) 31901004439768 Juv Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781368039932(hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1368039936(hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 482 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Disney/Hyperion, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Rick Riordan presents."
Maps on lining paper.
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?
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader IL: MG; 4.8; AR pts.: 15.0; AR quiz no.: 505341
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King honor (author), 2020.
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
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 stories.

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