The Lampfish Of Twill by Janet Taylor Lisle

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On the unforgiving coast of Twill, a boy is sucked into a fantastic adventure

The country of Twill has a notoriously treacherous coastline: rough, rocky, and primed for shipwrecks and drownings. In the salt-scarred port town of Twickham, the locals are dependent on fishing. Everyone pitches in, devising new ways to catch fish and crabs without falling prey to the dangerous rocks and waves. Of all the fish that dart around their deadly shore, none is more prized than the lampfish, a glowing creature whose bones provide the hooks that sustain life on Twill. It takes a group of men to land a lampfish, but once in a lifetime, a hero comes along who can do it single-handed. And Eric wants to be the next champion. Eric, an orphan since infancy, has become mesmerized by the swirling Cantrip’s Spout—a deadly whirlpool where he has recently spotted a colossal lampfish. Trying to catch that glowing beast will take him on a magnificent journey into the sea and beyond, deep into the darkest parts of himself. This ebook features a personal history by Janet Taylor Lisle including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s own collection.

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Janet Taylor Lisle's novels for young readers include five selected as Best Books of the Year by "School Library Journal": "Sirens and Spies", "The Lampfish of Twill", "Forest", "A Message from the Match Girl" (from the Investigators of the Unknown series), and "Afternoon of the Elves", a Newbery Honor Book. Her most recent title for Atheneum is "The Art of Keeping Cool", a "Horn Book" Fanfare title and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.She lives with her family of the coast of Rhode Island. Wendy Anderson Halperin is a lifelong lover of dollhouses and is the acclaimed illustrator of many books for children. Her works include "Homeplace, Love Is..., Let's Go Home, " and the Peterkins' series. She resides with her family in Interlochen, Michigan.
Published January 29, 2013 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 125 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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 Each of Lisle's books has been fresh, creative, and unlike its predecessors.

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