On the planet Harmony, Tyree and his people are fighting to survive. Their beautiful world holds terrible dangers -- vicious sea creatures, diminishing food supplies, and, at the heart of it all, a rising tide that will soon destroy the city where they cling to their way of life.
Tyree has secretly befriended Amadeus, the greatest songmaster of the native alien race. Amadeus teaches Tyree about the power of music, and, to Tyree's blind sister, he gives an awesome treasure. But his gift kindles the fears of Tyree's people -- fears more dangerous than the sea itself. Tyree must help his people before they tear their community apart.
In this richly inventive science-fiction novel, acclaimed children's author Laurence Yep creates a future world that is as haunting and as powerful as the song that Tyree learns to play -- Sweetwater.
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Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate; The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, a Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee; and The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island, which he cowrote with his niece, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep, and was named a New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing" and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book.
Mr. Yep grew up in San Francisco, where he was born. He attended Marquette University, graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and received his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife, the writer Joanne Ryder.
Julia Noonan's many award-winning books for children include Baby Bat's Lullaby by Jacquelyn Mitchard and When the Moon is High by Alice Schertle. Her own books include The Very Best Doll and Hare and Rabbit: Friends Forever. Ms. Noonan has two children and makes her home in Stony Brook, New York.
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Book Description Harper & Row, Many, 1973. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Noonan, Julia (illustrator). 1st. X-Library with normal flaws.The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear.Light yellowing pages .The jacket flap has a price clip.The jacket flaps has been glued to the inside boards and has a glue stain. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Bookseller Inventory # CC 11034
Book Description Harper & Row, 1973, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. NF/NF, 1st edition, 8vo, 201 pages. Illustrated by Julia Noonan. SIGNED on the title page," To _____whose school library I used often. Laurence Yep 7/20/76". This science fiction novel is the first book of Yep who went on to win the Newbery medal. This is a story of a boy and his people who fight to save their way of life. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # HG8717