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This stunning middle grade historical fantasy adventure is a companion to the critically acclaimed A Crack in the Sea.Putnam, the future king of Raftworld, wants more than anything to prove himself. When the water in the Second World starts to become salty and his father won't do anything about it, Putnam sees his chance. He steals a boat and sneaks off toward the source of the salty water. He doesn't know he has a stowaway onboard, an island girl named Artie. Artie isn't trying to save the world, she's just trying to save herself. On the run from an abusive stepfather, Artie just wants a place to call home. Putnam isn't the partner she would have chosen, but as the two face uncertainty and danger in their shared adventure, an extraordinary friendship forms.

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H. M. Bouwman

Heather Bouwman grew up in Michigan but has called Minnesota her home since 2001. An associate professor of English at the University of St. Thomas, she lives in St. Paul with her two sons. Together they read books, cook, homeschool, and practice a traditional Korean martial art. Every once in a while they clean the house.

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