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Red Sea

by Diane Tullson

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list price: $13.00
edition:Paperback
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published: Sep 2005
ISBN:9781551433318
Description

Fourteen-year-old Libby didn't want to go on a year long sailing adventure with her mother and her stepfather, Duncan, and she isn't about to let them forget it. Traveling through the Red Sea, Libby causes them to be late and make a dangerous crossing alone. When modern-day pirates attack, Duncan is killed and Libby's mother is left seriously injured and unconscious. Libby is left alone on a crippled boat to find safety and help for her mother. Libby must call on all her strength and face some hard truths about herself if she is to survive and reach land. A thrilling tale of one girl's struggle for survival against the elements and her inner demons, Red Sea is adventure writing at its best.

About the Author

Diane Tullson has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is a trained technical writer. She is a member of the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia and the Writers Union of Canada. Diane has been nominated for many awards, including the Stellar Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. Diane lives near Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.dianetullson.com.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
Awards
  • Commended, Tayshas List
  • Winner, Stellar Award
  • Short-listed, Arthur Ellis Award nominee
  • Commended, New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age
  • Commended, ALA Best Books for Young Adults
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice starred selection
Editorial Reviews

"Packed with attitude and action, this is an adventure YA's will rip right through."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

2006 New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age list

— NY PL

"An absolute page-turner."

— Booklist

"A suspense filled tale of survival and coming of age for one 14 year old named Libby. [The elements] ring amazingly true and are told with sensitivity and emotional depth. Lib’s story is one you’re not likely to forget."

— Puget Sound Council

"...sure to become a staple in booktalks and a favorite of adventure readers."

— VOYA

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Association of Book Publishers of BC
Librarian review

Red Sea

In this novel, Lib is dragged to the Middle East for a year-long sailing trip with her mom and step dad. She is angry and far from home, friends and boyfriend. She thinks things can’t get much worse but she’s wrong. After an encounter with pirates that leaves Lib in charge of the sailboat, she must save her mother, pilot the boat hundreds of miles and bring them safely to port. Her journey gives Lib the opportunity to find out what is important in life, and more importantly, to find herself.

This book won the ALA best books for Young Adults Award in 2006. Other titles by Diane Tullson include Blue Highway,Edge, and Saving Jasey.

Caution: violence and sexual content

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2006-2007.

Canadian Children's  Book Centre
Librarian review

Red Sea

When Red Sea pirates attack, 14-year-old Libby is left alone on a crippled boat to find safety and help for her mother. A thrilling adventure tale of one girl’s struggle for survival.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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