Tentacle and Wing (Hardcover)

By Sarah Porter

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9781328707338, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 10, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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Twelve-year-old Ada is a Chimera, born with human and animal DNA thanks to a genetic experiment gone wrong. Because being a “kime” is believed to be contagious, she has kept her condition—complete with infrared vision—hidden. But a surprise test outs her, and Ada is shipped off to a quarantined school for kimes.

There Ada meets kids of many different shapes, stripes, and appendages, such as a girl with dragonfly wings and a seal-boy. As she adjusts to her new life, Ada senses that the facility is keeping a secret that could upend everything the world knows about Chimeras. But will someone put a stop to her efforts to uncover the truth?


About the Author

Sarah Porter is the author of the young adult novels Lost Voices, Waking Storms, The Twice Lost, and Vassa in the Night. She is also an artist and a freelance public school teacher. Sarah and her husband live in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her online at www.sarahporterbooks.com.

Praise For Tentacle and Wing

"Animal-lovers and sci-fi addicts will be hooked." —Booklist

"An inventive, charming tale with a strange mix of science and fantasy." —Kirkus Reviews

Young adult author Porter makes her middle grade debut with a well-written, engaging tale of friendship that is peppered with intrigue. A strong purchase for readers who enjoy mysteries with fantasy elements." –SLJ

A pleasing combination of energy and introspection, this is a mix that will land with both the thinkers and the doers." —Bulletin