Secrets of Stone and Sea
Author: Allison K. Hymas
A summer visiting grandma turns into an epic life-or-death middle-grade adventure about twin brothers who must use their wits to keep the god of the sea from sinking their city.
Rise, the ocean rise,
Rise and greet the shore,
With red and bread, he feeds on the dead
And meets you at the door.
In Allison K. Hymas's Secrets of Stone and Sea, twelve-year-old identical twins Peter and Kai are spending the summer in the town of Seaspire when ancient legends quickly pit the boys against a furious sea creature with the power to destroy worlds and sink cities. To prevent it from drowning the entire town of Seaspire, they'll have to solve a set of codes and puzzles with ties to the lost city of Atlantis.
Roaring Brook Press
In The News
"History and mythology explosively converge in a sibling-centered, summertime New England fantasy. . . . Cheeky humor and familiar lore keep the cinematic scenes moving, while themes of powerful familial bonds, teamwork, and leveraging individual strengths ground the quick-moving plotline." —Publishers Weekly
"Readers with an interest in codes and ciphers will be impressed with the clues embedded in the story and the layers of sea versus land allusions as the hints and secrets are revealed." —Kirkus Reviews
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