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Swim That Rock

By Jay Primiano, John Rocco
Illustrated by John Rocco

“Steeped in atmosphere and rich in detail, this adventure captures the salt in the air as well as the omnipresent ticking deadline.” — Publishers Weekly

When his dad goes missing in a fishing-boat accident, fourteen-year-old Jake refuses to think he may have lost his father forever. But forever or not, it’s up to Jake to pay the loan sharks threatening to repossess his family's diner. Scrabbling out a living as a quahogger isn’t easy in Narragansett Bay, but with the help of some local clammers, Jake’s determination and hard work may just be enough to save the family business.

  • Now in paperback, a true coming of age story perfect for both girls and boys alike--perfect for summer reading!
  • A classic maritime adventure story set in coastal Rhode Island within a struggling Quahoging community, told with gripping suspense and a deep compassion for the characters.
  • Co-authored by John Rocco, critically acclaimed illustrator of How to Train a Train, How to Track a Truck, and The Flint Heart, as well as Rick Riordan's best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

About the author

John Rocco is the author and illustrator of several books for children including Blackout, a Caldecott Honor Book. He also illustrated The Flint Heart by Katherine and John Paterson and Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. John Rocco lives in Los Angeles. Jay Primiano is a poet, performer and most recently, children’s book author. Like his co-author, John Rocco, Jay Primiano was raised on fishing boats. He started working on a commercial lobster boat when he was eleven years old and still has a deep connection to the waters of Rhode Island, where he spends much of his free time teaching his daughters how to catch dinner. He lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

ISBN: 9780763694470
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2017
Dimensions: 139 x 209mm, 304pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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