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Sea Change
By (author): Diane Tullson
9781554693320 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 12, Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories British Columbia Oct 01, 2010
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.3 in | 120 gr 128 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
CCBC Best Books 2012, Commended
Maybe Lucas can find a place to belong, far from home.

Lucas and his father are not close. In fact they hardly see each other, which is just fine with Lucas. When he travels to the remote fishing lodge his father manages, Lucas is left once again, this time with a lodge worker, a girl named Sumi. She makes it pretty clear that Lucas is on his own. But she does take him fishing and seems to be warming up to him. Then, in a horrible sequence of misjudgments, Sumi is shot in the foot. With no radio and no phone, Lucas and Sumi are truly alone. Fog rolls over the islands and it's up to Lucas to get Sumi to medical help, a day's journey by boat up the inlet.

Diane Tullson has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is a trained technical writer. She is a member of the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable, Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia and the Writers Union of Canada. Diane has been nominated for many awards, including the Stellar Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. Diane lives near Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit

"Tullson has really captured the teen voice, and her main characters are ones that teens will connect to and understand. Sea Change is a fast paced tale of how a momentary lapse in judgment can prove fatal unless you are willing to make a supreme effort to go outside your comfort zone…Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

"The story is exciting and will hold the attention of the reader...A good story for middle school students or struggling readers in high school." - Tri State YA Book Review Committee

"[There is a] consistent quality of writing in these Orca Soundings books....and their messages withstand their own edgy currency. For readers in a ruthlessly visual age, this is no mean accomplishment." - Resource Links

"[A] fast-paced, plot-driven novel." - The Horn Book Guide

"Teens will relate to the tension between Lucas and his father." - Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media

"A well-written and entertaining story which will hold the attention of the reluctant teenage male reader. Sea Change would be a good addition both public and junior high and high school libraries." - The Deakin Review of Children's Literature

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