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Lalani of the distant sea / by Erin Entrada Kelly ; illustrated by Lian Cho.

Kelly, Erin Entrada, (author.). Cho, Lian, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library J KEL (Text) 33500013121918 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library J KEL (Text) 33500013121900 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062747273
  • ISBN: 0062747274
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
"Twelve-year-old Lalani Sarita takes on the impossible task of traveling to the legendary Mount Isa, towering on an island to the north. Generations of men and boys have died on the same quest--how can a timid young girl in a tiny boat survive the epic tests of the archipelago?"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    *Starred Review* On the island of Sanlagita, the strongest men have always sailed north in search of fabled Mount Isa. It is said that there are riches at Isa's peak, chief among them a yellow flower that can cure disease. All her life, 12-year-old Lalani has watched the sailors leave—including her own father—only for them never to return. When Sanlagita is beset by calamities—first a drought, then torrential rains, and finally illness befalling Lalani's mother—Lalani finds inspiration in the tales of Ziva, the precocious girl who long ago dared to stow away on a ship bound for Isa. Stealing a boat, Lalani sets sail hoping against hope that the smallest and least imposing of Sanlagita's sailors can be the greatest of all. Inspired by Filipino folklore, Newbery Award winner Kelly has woven her narrative with a mythology that is rich and delicious; it is also one fraught with peril. As Lalani journeys closer to Isa, she encounters the lethal flora and fauna that have bested the sailors who came before her. In true storytelling fashion, each of these creatures is given its own story and history, bringing the entire tale to life. By the end, readers will be cheering for Lalani in her unlikely quest to save her family and friends, using only the power of her wits, courage, and empathy.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Kelly's first novel since her best-selling, Newbery Award–winning Hello, Universe (2017) will make quite a splash with her many fans and possibly hook devotees of Disney's Moana. Grades 4-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Villages > Fiction.
Sex role > Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings.

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