When Sea Becomes Sky


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$16.99  $15.80
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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5.83 X 8.61 X 0.92 inches | 0.72 pounds

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About the Author

Gillian McDunn is the author of Honestly Elliott, These Unlucky Stars, The Queen Bee and Me, and Caterpillar Summer, which received two starred reviews, and was selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, and Kirkus and Parents magazine Best Books of the Year lists. When she isn't reading or writing, she is probably baking gluten-free treats, traveling, or spending time with her family. She lives near Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and children, and a very silly dog named Friday.



"A beauty of a story." --Rajani LaRocca, Newbery Honor-winning author of RED, WHITE, AND WHOLE

"A moving portrait of grief and growing up. . . The narrative is gentle and compassionate. . . . McDunn offers a bittersweet ode to the heartbreakingly ephemeral periods in life, and this novel provides a possible path forward after loss, even if it cannot offer easy answers." --BCCB, starred review

"Written with immediacy and grace...fully engaging novel." --Booklist, starred review

"An undeniably beautiful story made for pondering and revisiting . . . Considers big questions and appreciates quiet moments with mastery, compassion and care." --BookPage

"An expansive mystery starring two closely bonded siblings." --Publishers Weekly

"The pages shine with love, loss, and a sense of place. . . . A mystery that, as it is uncovered, becomes something much more profound." --Kirkus Reviews

"A novel full of heart, humor, and honesty. . . . Elliott is an instantly lovable character, and readers will be hooked from the very first chapter." --School Library Journal, starred review, on HONESTLY ELLIOTT

"McDunn has a talent for creating sympathetic characters. . . . This well-paced, heartfelt chapter book offers a lovable main character, a lively supporting cast, and a satisfying conclusion." --Booklist, starred review, on HONESTLY ELLIOTT

"McDunn (These Unlucky Stars) offers an affirming and nuanced depiction of empathetic and creative Elliott's experience of ADHD. . . . Elliott's relationship with his father, from whom he craves acceptance despite his dad's failure to acknowledge Elliott's specific challenges, is particularly inspiring as the two work toward openness and understanding." --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on HONESTLY ELLIOTT

"In a droll, engaging, self-effacing, and disarmingly open voice, Elliott narrates his story, providing realistic, firsthand insights into living with ADHD. A refreshingly honest exploration of family and friendship." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on HONESTLY ELLIOTT