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Tristan Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky (CD-Audio)

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By Kwame Mbalia, Amir Abdullah (Read by)
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This is book number 1 in the Tristan Strong series.

Staff Reviews


"One of the things we all know about books is that stories have incredible power. This lesson is something that is at the core of Kwame Mbalia's Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky and a lesson that Tristan struggles to learn during the course of his adventures through African legend and African American folklore. John Henry and Brer Rabbit rub shoulders with Anansi in a book that tells a story of loss, friendship and finding yourself."

— Thomas

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Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.

Seventh grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he's going to spend on his grandparents' farm in Alabama, where he's being sent to heal from the tragedy. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up in his bedroom and steals Eddie's notebook. 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 inhabitants of this world. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American folk heroes 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 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 more of the things he loves?

About the Author


Kwame Mbalia is a part-time pharmaceutical calibration tech, part-time writer, and full-time dad. Follow him on Twitter @KSekouM.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593167236
ISBN-10: 0593167236
Publisher: Listening Library
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
Series: Tristan Strong