Rick Riordan Presents: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Book 1 Book 1 of Tristan Strong

By Kwame Mbalia



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Seventh grader Tristian 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. Tristian is dreading the month he’s going to spend on his grandparents’ farm in Alabama, where he’s being sent to heal from the tragedy.

On his first night there, a sticky creature shows up in his bedroom and steals Eddie’s journal. Tristian chases it–is that a doll?–through the forest, and a tug-of-war ensues by his grandmother’s mysterious and off-limits Bottle Tree. In a last attempt to wrestle the journal out of the creature’s hand, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters that are hunting the inhabitants of this strange world.

Tristian finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left Black American gods John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristian and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding and seal the hole in the sky. But bartering with the trickster Anansi always comes at a price. Can Tristian save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?

Category: Genre: Children's Books, Children's Chapter BooksTags: , , sku: 9781368074889

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Weight 19.45 oz
Dimensions 7.65 × 5.25 × 1.15 in

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