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Julie Bertagna


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Hardcover (4/1/2008)


In a drowned world, can refuge be found?

Less than a hundred years from now, the world as we know it has disappeared beneath the sea. Only fifteen-year-old Mara has the vision and the will to lead her people in search of a new beginning in this harsh, unfamiliar world.

Booklist Science Fiction/Fantasy Top 10 for Youth

"This sweeping, futuristic fantasy envisions a ravaged Earth, submerged almost entirely in water after a century of global warming . . . wholly imagined, extraordinarily vivid worlds." —Booklist, starred review

"Ecologically conscious teens will embrace this girl who is destined to save humanity." —School Library Journal

"Intellectually rigorous and bursting with humanity, this is a book to be read again and again." —Sunday Herald (UK)

Walker Childrens, 9780802798268, 368pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2009

About the Author

Julie Bertagna started her career as a teacher and freelance feature writer for major Scottish newspapers and has established a reputation as an author of powerful and original fiction for young people. She lives in Glasgow with her husband and daughter. Visit her Web site at