Surrounded By Sharks (Hardcover)

By Michael Northrop

Scholastic Press, 9780545615457, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/28/2016)

List Price: 18.99*
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A thrilling survival story from Michael Northrop, the acclaimed author of Trapped.

He couldn't sleep. That's how it all started.

When Davey wakes, just as the sun is rising, he can't wait to slip out of the crammed hotel room he's sharing with his family. Leave it to his parents and kid brother to waste an entire day of vacation sleeping in! Davey heads straight for the beach, book and glasses in hand, not bothering to leave a note. As the sparkling ocean entices him, he decides to test the water, never mind that "No Swimming" sign. But as the waves pull him farther from shore, Davey finds himself surrounded by water -- and something else, too. Something circling below the surface, watching, waiting. It's just a matter of time.

About the Author

Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, an epic book and game adventure series featuring the magic of ancient Egypt. He is also the author of Trapped, an Indie Next List Selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection and an NPR Backseat Book Club Pick. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Learn more at

Praise For Surrounded By Sharks

Praise for Trapped :

A 2012 ALA/YALSA Readers' Choice List selection

A 2012 ALA/YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

A Spring 2011 Indie Next List selection

"The pages turn like wildfire." --Booklist

"For readers of all ages. . . . The book buries you." --NPR, All Things Considered

"A gripping disaster story." --Publishers Weekly