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But it does feel unfinished and I feel like the editor should have pushed for a bit more detail or explanation. He is also the most noted author in the history of the Printz Award, with one win and two honour books, for Revolver, The Ghosts of Heaven and Midwinter Blood.

Set in a post-apocalyptic Britain after global warming has caused the seas to rise and turn the country into a series of Islands. An easy and quick read that is set in the near future where global warming causes sea levels to rise, which then causes floods.I enjoyed listening to the children's interesting discussions about how we can reduce the effects by changing our behavior. Set in the near future, global warming has caused the Earth's sea levels to rise and flood the coastal nations around the world. Floodland is an extraordinary novel, set some time in the not too distant future in a land that has been reclaimed by the sea.

The doom that prevails is beautifully crafted as is the glimmer of hope that pulls us through the book with its magnetism. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. We particularly liked linking William Blake's poem 'Little Girl Lost' to the book and creating our own tribal dances for the Eels, Cats and Horses.Even though it takes so many years for an island to completely sink, I noticed that if we don't have any interest on global warming, things will go much faster than we expected. Set on the east coast of England after the sea has risen and flooded much of East Anglia, Floodland tells the story of ten year old Zoe who has lost her parents in a confusing rescue mission from her home island of Norwich. p.81) Even though it's really short, and offers no real explanation for the sea-level rise, I really liked how this drops the reader into its world. I thought, in the end, what a brilliant little story with so much to encourage or facilitate discussion and understanding! The best thing about this book is that if I do not know a word I can select it and directly the meaning of the word appears.

This is stunning debut novel from Marcus Sedgwick and one in which the reader is instantly transported to the watery wastelands of the Fens via strong characterisation and an atmospheric tension that envelops the reader in a sea mist that chills to the bone. A girl named Zoe is left alone by her parents in the ruins of Norwich, which has become an island where food and water are becoming increasingly scarce. I definitely would not have picked this book up if it weren't for school, because the writing and story just aren't my favorite, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I understand Zoe is only 10 so should only have the understanding of a 10-year-old; and the book is aimed at older children rather than adults; but I still would have liked the book to be longer to give more of a background because even young kiddies like to know why! The Kiss of Death was published in paperback in April 2009, and picked up a thread from his highly acclaimed My Swordhand is Singing (winner of the 2007 Booktrust Teenage Book Award).I didn’t really believe in the characters or their dynamics and relationships and felt the ending was rather cliched. Zoe's family is last to leave their flooded town in England, and she is sadly separated from her parents as they get on the last boats. I found the end to be a bit of an anti-climax after all the drama building in the first ¾ of the book.

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