“A brilliantly crafted page-turner full of storms, mystery, danger,humor, and even the odd pirate. . . . You can taste the salt in the air.”— RICK RIORDAN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
When his dad goes missing, fourteen-year-old Jake refuses to thinkhe may have lost his father forever. But suddenly, nothing in Jake’sfuture seems certain, and his family’s diner may be repossessedby loan sharks. In Narragansett Bay, scrabbling out a living as aquahogger isn’t easy, but with the help of some local clammers, Jake is determined to work hard and earn enough money toensure his family’s security and save the diner in time. Told withcinematic suspense and a true compassion for the characters,
Swim That Rock
is a fast-paced coming-of-age story that beautifullyand evocatively captures the essence of coastal Rhode Island life,the struggles of blue-collar family dynamics, and the dreams of one boy to come into his own.
is the author and illustrator of several books forchildren, including
, a Caldecott Honor Book. He is alsothe illustrator of
The Flint Heart
by Katherine and John Patersonand the jacket illustrator of Rick Riordan’s
Percy Jackson and theOlympians
series. John Rocco lives in Los Angeles.
is a poet, performer, and author. Like hisco-author, John Rocco, Jay Primiano was raised on shing boats.He started working on a commercial lobster boat at age elevenand still has a deep connection to the waters of Rhode Island,where he spends much of his free time teaching his daughtershow to catch dinner. He lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island.
On sale April 8, 2014HC: 978-0-7636-6905-8•E-book: 978-0-7636-7224-9$16.99 ($19.00 CAN)•256 pages•Age 12 and up
A working-class teen fghts to save his amily’s dinerater his ather is lost in a fshing-boat accident.