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  • A Crack in the Track

    Rev. W. Awdry

    Board book (Random House Books for Young Readers, Feb. 24, 2004)
    What does it take to bring the entire Island of Sodor Railway System to a halt? Just a crack in the track. Well, a crack in the track and some hail on the rail . . . and a toad in the road, and a fuss on the bus. In fact, one thing leads to another until just about everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Luckily, there’s a breakdown train with a couple of cranes that can fix a big mess!
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  • A Crack in the Track

    Rev. W. Awdry, Tommy Stubbs

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Dec. 26, 2001)
    What does it take to bring the entire Island of Sodor Railway System to a halt? Just a crack in the track. Well, a crack in the track and some hail on rail . . . and a toad in the road, and a fuss on the bus. In fact, one thing leads to another until just about everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Luckily, there’s a breakdown train with a couple of cranes that can fix a big mess (and they don’t mind the rain).
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  • A Crack in the Sea

    H. M. Bouwman, Yuko Shimizu

    Hardcover (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, Jan. 3, 2017)
    An enchanting historical fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Thanhha Lai's Newbery Honor-winning Inside Out and Back Again No one comes to the Second World on purpose. The doorway between worlds opens only when least expected. The Raft King is desperate to change that by finding the doorway that will finally take him and the people of Raftworld back home. To do it, he needs Pip, a young boy with an incredible gift—he can speak to fish; and the Raft King is not above kidnapping to get what he wants. Pip’s sister Kinchen, though, is determined to rescue her brother and foil the Raft King’s plans. This is but the first of three extraordinary stories that collide on the high seas of the Second World. The second story takes us back to the beginning: Venus and Swimmer are twins captured aboard a slave ship bound for Jamaica in 1781. They save themselves and others from a life of enslavement with a risky, magical plan—one that leads them from the shark-infested waters of the first world to the second. Pip and Kinchen will hear all about them before their own story is said and done. So will Thanh and his sister Sang, who we meet in 1978 on a small boat as they try to escape post-war Vietnam. But after a storm and a pirate attack, they’re not sure they’ll ever see shore again. What brings these three sets of siblings together on an adventure of a lifetime is a little magic, helpful sea monsters and that very special portal, A Crack in the Sea.
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  • A Crack in the Sea

    H. M. Bouwman, Bahni Turpin, Listening Library

    Audiobook (Listening Library, Jan. 3, 2017)
    An enchanting historical fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Thanhha Lai's Newbery Honor-winning Inside Out and Back Again. No one comes to the Second World on purpose. The doorway between worlds opens only when least expected. The Raft King is desperate to change that by finding the doorway that will finally take him and the people of Raftworld back home. To do it, he needs Pip, a young boy with an incredible gift - he can speak to fish; and the Raft King is not above kidnapping to get what he wants. Pip's sister Kinchen, though, is determined to rescue her brother and foil the Raft King's plans. This is but the first of three extraordinary stories that collide on the high seas of the Second World. The second story takes us back to the beginning: Venus and Swimmer are twins captured aboard a slave ship bound for Jamaica in 1781. They save themselves and others from a life of enslavement with a risky, magical plan - one that leads them from the shark-infested waters of the first world to the second. Pip and Kinchen will hear all about them before their own story is said and done. So will Thanh and his sister Sang, who we meet in 1978 on a small boat as they try to escape post-war Vietnam. But after a storm and a pirate attack, they're not sure they'll ever see shore again. What brings these three sets of siblings together on an adventure of a lifetime is a little magic, helpful sea monsters and that very special portal, A Crack in the Sea.
  • A Crack in the Sea

    H. M. Bouwman, Yuko Shimizu

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Jan. 8, 2019)
    An enchanting historical fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Thanhha Lai's Newbery Honor-winning Inside Out and Back Again No one comes to the Second World on purpose. The doorway between worlds opens only when least expected. The Raft King is desperate to change that by finding the doorway that will finally take him and the people of Raftworld back home. To do it, he needs Pip, a young boy with an incredible gift—he can speak to fish; and the Raft King is not above kidnapping to get what he wants. Pip’s sister Kinchen, though, is determined to rescue her brother and foil the Raft King’s plans. This is but the first of three extraordinary stories that collide on the high seas of the Second World. The second story takes us back to the beginning: Venus and Swimmer are twins captured aboard a slave ship bound for Jamaica in 1781. They save themselves and others from a life of enslavement with a risky, magical plan—one that leads them from the shark-infested waters of the first world to the second. Pip and Kinchen will hear all about them before their own story is said and done. So will Thanh and his sister Sang, who we meet in 1978 on a small boat as they try to escape post-war Vietnam. But after a storm and a pirate attack, they’re not sure they’ll ever see shore again. What brings these three sets of siblings together on an adventure of a lifetime is a little magic, helpful sea monsters and that very special portal, A Crack in the Sea.
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  • A Crack in the Sea

    H. M. Bouwman, Yuko Shimizu

    language (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, Jan. 3, 2017)
    An enchanting historical fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Thanhha Lai's Newbery Honor-winning Inside Out and Back Again No one comes to the Second World on purpose. The doorway between worlds opens only when least expected. The Raft King is desperate to change that by finding the doorway that will finally take him and the people of Raftworld back home. To do it, he needs Pip, a young boy with an incredible gift—he can speak to fish; and the Raft King is not above kidnapping to get what he wants. Pip’s sister Kinchen, though, is determined to rescue her brother and foil the Raft King’s plans. This is but the first of three extraordinary stories that collide on the high seas of the Second World. The second story takes us back to the beginning: Venus and Swimmer are twins captured aboard a slave ship bound for Jamaica in 1781. They save themselves and others from a life of enslavement with a risky, magical plan—one that leads them from the shark-infested waters of the first world to the second. Pip and Kinchen will hear all about them before their own story is said and done. So will Thanh and his sister Sang, who we meet in 1978 on a small boat as they try to escape post-war Vietnam. But after a storm and a pirate attack, they’re not sure they’ll ever see shore again. What brings these three sets of siblings together on an adventure of a lifetime is a little magic, helpful sea monsters and that very special portal, A Crack in the Sea.
  • A Crack in the Sky

    Mark Peter Hughes

    eBook (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Aug. 24, 2010)
    Thirteen-year-old Eli Papadopoulos is worried. Even though he’s a member of the most powerful family in the world. Even though his grandfather founded InfiniCorp, the massive corporation that runs everything in the bustling dome-cities. Even though InfiniCorp ads and billboards are plastered everywhere, proclaiming: DON'T WORRY! INFINICORP IS TAKING CARE OF EVERYTHING! Recently, Eli noticed that there’s something wrong with the artificial sky. It keeps shorting out, displaying strange colors and random images. And though the Department of Cool and Comfortable Air is working overtime, the dome-city is hotter than it’s ever been. Eli has been raised to believe that the dome-cities are safe, that the important thing is to keep working and consuming, and that everyone is secure and comfortable in InfiniCorp’s capable hands. But now he begins asking questions. All of a sudden, operatives from a dangerous band of terrorists keep contacting him. The Friends of Gustavo—or Foggers—want to tear down everything InfiniCorp has created. They promise Eli that they have the truth he seeks—if he’s brave enough to handle it. Eli isn’t convinced. And he’s about to find out that in the dome-cities, being a Papadopoulos isn’t enough to save a rule-breaker like him from being sent far away to learn right-thinking. In his new home, the Tower, Eli meets Tabitha, once at the top of her Internship class, now a forgotten slave. Together, and with help from Eli’s beloved pet mongoose, Marilyn, they just might be able to escape . . . and try to make a life for themselves in the scorched wilderness outside the domes. This sweeping, high-concept eco-thriller recalls Disney/Pixar’s Wall•E and Lois Lowry’s classic The Giver, yet it is completely original, a remarkable, fully realized fantasy that will change the way you look at how we live.
  • Crack in the Sky: A Novel

    Terry C. Johnston

    eBook (Bantam, May 28, 2010)
    Crack in the Sky continues the development of the young Titus Bass as he gradually learns the lore of the mountain man. From a raucous rendezvous of trappers to a searing fight with Comanche, from a frigid winter's chill to the angry heat of a chase with horse thieves, Titus Bass's West comes alive in the pages of this remarkable novel--and in its final scene, Titus Bass will meet young Josiah Paddock and form the deep friendship explored in the pagers of Carry the Wind.
  • A Crack in the Sky

    Mark Peter Hughes

    Paperback (Yearling, Aug. 9, 2011)
    Thirteen-year-old Eli Papadapoulous is worried. Even though he's part of in the most powerful family in the world. Even though his grandfather founded InfiniCorp, the massive corporation that runs everything in the bustling dome-cities. Even though InfiniCorp ads and billboards are plastered everywhere, proclaiming:DON'T WORRY! INFINICORP IS TAKING CARE OF EVERYTHING!Recently, Eli noticed there's something wrong with the artificial sky. It keeps shorting out, displaying strange colors and random, pixellated images. And though the Department of Cool and Comfortable Air is working overtime, the dome-city is hotter than it's ever been.Eli has been raised to believe that the dome-cities are safe and comfortable; that the important thing is to keep working, keep consuming; that InfiniCorp knows better than he, and he should leave everything in their hands. But now he begins asking questions.
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  • A Crack In The World

    Jessica Metzger

    Paperback (Independently published, Oct. 21, 2019)
    "...funny, entertaining and exciting..."--Dave Allen / Indies TodayA fun and exciting fantasy adventure novel for kids and preteens!Girls really can be heroes, and a little magic helps too.Katie is a normal girl living a normal life, until she falls through a glowing crevice in the sidewalk. She makes a note to herself to avoid glowing crevices in the future.On the other side of the crevice lies Dreamland, a realm of fantasy and magic, a place where she can let her imagination soar and develop new powers. Katie has no idea why she's there or what she's supposed to do, and she meets other kids also stunned to find themselves in the same realm of mystery. When a strange woman in white appears, Katie and her friends learn that Dreamland is under a threat only they can stop, while the woman "helps" the kids with incomplete instructions and unclear advice that frustrates them enormously. Through the confusion, Katie has the adventure of a lifetime, with magic, self-discovery, battles, and the potential collision of worlds, while she faces her worst nightmare: her annoying little brother. Can she and her friends fight and defeat the forces of evil? Can she figure out how to get back home? Can she stop her brother from asking for more candy before he destroys the universe?This fantasy adventure novel is perfect for young girls looking for fun, excitement, humor, and a little inspiration to help them develop into everything they want to be! About the AuthorJessica Metzger is a normal 11-year-old girl who likes pizza, video games, and most of all, ANIME! She has a passion for drawing, writing, and singing (though she will not sing if you ask her too). She has a failing YouTube channel called iDiamond and makes a few gacha videos too! A Crack in the World is her first book! Let's hope she makes more books, drawings, and more!ReviewsFrom Amazon reviewers:"Engaging story""Empowering for young girls""Great teen page-turning adventure""Fun""Captivating""Well written"
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  • Crack in the Sky

    Terry C. Johnston

    Mass Market Paperback (Bantam, Aug. 3, 1998)
    Crack in the Sky continues the development of the young Titus Bass as he gradually learns the lore of the mountain man. From a raucous rendezvous of trappers to a searing fight with Comanche, from a frigid winter's chill to the angry heat of a chase with horse thieves, Titus Bass's West comes alive in the pages of this remarkable novel--and in its final scene, Titus Bass will meet young Josiah Paddock and form the deep friendship explored in the pagers of Carry the Wind.
  • A Crack in the Line

    Michael Lawrence

    eBook (Wordybug, March 31, 2011)
    WHAT IF SOMEONE ELSE WAS LIVING YOUR LIFE? SOMEONE OF THE OPPOSITE SEX...Naia has a double in another version of her reality. A male double. His name is Alaric. For almost seventeen years their lives have been identical but for one thing. Alaric's mother died following a train derailment two years ago - the same derailment that Naia’s mother survived. Now Naia and Alaric meet for the first time, with disastrous consequences for one of them. Consequences that will change a great many lives without anyone even suspecting it. Suddenly, nothing can be predicted or counted on - for anyone, anywhere.A CRACK IN THE LINE is the first of a much-praised three-novel sequence called The Aldous Lexicon. Volume two is SMALL ETERNITIES, volume three THE UNDERWOOD SEE. While the trilogy was written with teenagers in mind, in 2020 the author created an alternative version, in a single volume, for adults. This is called MOORHENS, and it is also available as a Kindle ebook. In MOORHENS all the character names and place names are different - as is the house name. It is no longer Withern Rise but, as the title suggests, Moorhens – and the two young leads are a more mature 20-21. There is some additional material in Moorhens, a great deal of revised writing, and a heightening of the profiles of the two main female characters.Set in England - primarily in 2005 but ranging back and forth over many years - the Aldous Lexicon trilogy was originally published in the US by Greenwillow and HarperTeen as The Withern Rise Trilogy. A Crack in the Line was shortlisted for: The Michael L. Printz Award (US)The Georgia Peach Book Award (US)The Lancashire Children's Book of the Year AwardThe North-East of England Book AwardRecommended by The American Library Association as one of the year's most imaginative works of fiction.'The book's conclusion, with its shocking metamorphosis, is sure to spark passionate discussion' (Booklist Starred Review, US)'A spine-tingling thriller about parallel worlds. These are brilliant, thought-provoking novels about grief, responsibility and choice.' (The Times, London)'A thought-provoking tale packed with mystery and suspense' (The Bookseller)‘At once incisive and insightful, this criminally under-rated sequence represents some the strongest and most influential contributions to teenage fiction in recent years.’ (Jake Hope, Achuka)'Emotionally wrenching yet satisfying' (Locus Magazine, US)