Across the Risen Sea
By Bren MacDibble
Published By

Old Barn Books Ltd

ISBN 9781910646670
Fiction Genre 9yrs - 13yrs
Publication Date 08/06/2020
Price 7.99
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Neoma, Jag and their small community are ‘living gentle lives’ on high ground surrounded by the risen sea. When strangers arrive and endanger their whole way of life, Neoma sets off alone to rescue her best friend and find the truth that will save their village.

Authors Biography

An exciting new voice in Australian children’s fiction, Bren MacDibble travelled the continent in her campervan after her house burned down, destroying all her possessions. Her award-winning Middle Grade adventures explore how we will live in a future beyond climate change and are written with hope for the coming generations.


‘MacDibble completely immerses you in a world of adventure, mystery, and danger, whilst igniting a flame of hope, change and empowerment within it’s readers’ – Fern Tolley, Bluebird Reviews blog
‘Bren MacDibble has built a convincing world and challenges the reader to think about the world we live in and how change is needed to secure a more positive future for all’ – Sue Wilshire, North Somerset Teacher’s Book Award blog
‘I read this book in one hit as I could not put it down… a thoroughly enjoyable and pacey post-apocalyptic adventure story.’ – Clair Bossons,
‘a bold, clear-headed call… Hope, menace, mistrust and wisdom lie in this bruised future… It leave us all with an urge to ‘go gently’. – Bookwagon bookshop review
‘Another fantastic book from one of my favourite authors of recent years, bringing together climate change, community and courage in a thoroughly enjoyable adventure’ – BellisdoesBooks blog

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  1. Crocs!🐊 Sharks!🦈 An invincible Pirate Hag!☠️ And some of the nicest most resourceful kids you’ll ever meet. 💕

  2. An epic and timely tale of courage, community and resilience. A worthy read by a very talented author.

  3. Superbly entertaining!

  4. Fantastic. Highly recommended.

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