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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the SkySeventh grader Tristan Strong feels Punches a PDFEPUB #188 anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a Tristan Strong eBook #180 bus accident together All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in Tristan is dreading the month he’s Strong Punches a PDF #198 going to spend on his grandparents’ farm in Alabama where he’s being sent to heal from the tragedy But on his first night Strong P. Don’t get me wrong Greek myths are great But you can’t swing a gorgon’s head in any bookstore without hitting at least a dozen Greek myth inspired books Try finding great adventures based on Western African gods and heroes like Nyame or Anansi Try finding stories about modern kids who encounter African American folk legends like High John John Henry and Brer Rabbit Those books are a lot harder to locate despite that fact that millions of kids would relate to those gods and heroes even than they would to Hercules and Perseus sorry my Greek dudes Can you imagine what it would be like if you could find a book that wove the whole brilliant beautiful tapestry of West African and African American legend into one magical world A world that made young African American readers think YES THIS IS MY AWESOME MYTHOLOGY THIS IS MY MAGIC WORLD TO EXPLORE AND THESE HEROIC KIDS ARE JUST LIKE ME A book that left all readers thinking WOW WHY DIDN’T I KNOW ABOUT THESE AMAZING STORIES SOONERKwame Mbalia has written that book You are about to discover TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY and your world will never be the same I won’t even try to describe all the incredible adventures facing Tristan Strong in this debut novel That would spoil the fun But when Tristan accidentally punches a hole through our world into the sky of the Midpass the world of African American legends he starts on the most epic of uests Awaiting him are malicious haints iron monsters bone ships flying rafts burning seas talking animals ancient gods and But for all its great fantasy elements what I love most about this book is its human side Tristan is struggling with grief after the death of his best friend He has just lost his first fighting bout disappointing his father and grandfather’s hopes for him carrying on the family legacy Sentenced to a summer at the grandparents’ farm in rural Alabama this Chicago city kid is struggling to figure out who he wants to be and whether his parents and society will let him be that person Tristan is tough but tender smart but cautious courageous but insecure He is someone every kid will relate to and you will immediately want to be his friend I’ll tell you a secret I cried while reading this book Several times I just got overwhelmed with happiness thinking about what this book would have meant to many of my students back when I taught middle school I was delighted to see old friends like Brer Fox John Henry and Gum Baby in such a fresh modern page turning adventure I felt grateful to Kwame Mbalia for writing this book so that new generations of young readers could grown up with Tristan Strong and get to know the rich stories of West Africa and the African Diaspora In a lifetime full of highlights I have to say that helping to publish this book is right up there at the top I know you will enjoy TRISTAN STRONG I envy you reading this book for the first time As for Tristan’s further adventures the sky’s the limit Wait no Tristan punched a hole in the sky There ARE no limits

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Unches a Hole in eBook #180 there a sticky creature shows up in his bedroom and steals Eddie’s journal Tristan chases after it is that a doll and a tug of war ensues between them underneath a Bottle Tree In a last attempt to wrestle the journal out of the creature’s hands Tristan punches the tree accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass a volatile place with a burning sea haunted bone ships and iron monsters that are hunting the inhabi. This is a solid story With solid memorable characters and an intriguing concept The writing also is solid The fact that this is a debut is astounding I completely understand why Rick Riordan picked it for publishing I would have done the same thing This story deserves to be out there because it is not of the same The diversity and unusualness of the types of characterscreatures made it exciting to my eyes from the beginningThere is even one character that I actively thought reminded me of Kevin Hart Who doesn’t want to listen to Kevin for the length of a book Hell yes It’s a cute and funny character Eddie the main protagonist is interesting as well and thankfully he is grounding the reader He doesn’t know what is happening just like us so we learn at the same time as he is basically There is one thing though that I thought could have been done so much better the presentation of the world building and the many creatures inside of it Even now I find it so hard to explain to you what the world building even looks like This is one bookseries that could have benefited from illustrations oh so much Some stories don’t need them and I definitely am not claiming all middle grade books reuire pictures but in this case they would have helped us familiarize ourselves with the fantasy aspects much faster and easier Oh wait Two things actually The length of this book could have been reduced I believe 482 pages based on my advance copy is a little much I think for a first book that is supposed to introduce without info dumping But this is my personal taste surfacing I still really enjoyed reading this and will keep an eye out for the seuel Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’

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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Read & Download ´ 104 Ö ❮Ebook❯ ➩ Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Author Kwame Mbalia – Seventh grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident togetTants of this world Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American gods John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted In order to get back home Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi the Weaver to Strong Punches a Hole in eBook #180 come out of hiding and seal the hole in the sky But bartering with the trickster Anansi always comes at a price Can Tristan save this world before he loses of the things he loves. oh how I love adventurous middle grades full of witty characters twists and turns and lush mythology