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Swim That Rock

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Swim That Rock

authors: John Rocco; Jay Primiano
illustrator: John Rocco

When his dad goes missing in a fishing-boat accident, fourteen-year-old Jake refuses to think he may have lost his father forever. But forever or not, itís up to Jake to pay the loan sharks threatening to repossess his family's diner. Scrabbling out a living as a quahogger isnít easy in Narragansett Bay, but with the help of some local clammers, Jakeís determination and hard work may just be enough to save the family business.

ďSteeped in atmosphere and rich in detail, this adventure captures the salt in the air as well as the omnipresent ticking deadline.Ē ó Publishers Weekly
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Middle-grade Novel / Paperback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
304 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
Action & Adventure; Boys & Men; African American & Black; Sports & Recreation; Boys & Men; Native American; Sports & Recreation; Action & Adventure; Family;
author’s comments:
John Rocco is the author and illustrator of several books for children including Blackout, a Caldecott Honor Book. He also illustrated The Flint Heart by Katherine and John Paterson and Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. John Rocco lives in Los Angeles.

Jay Primiano is a poet, performer and most recently, childrenís book author. Like his co-author, John Rocco, Jay Primiano was raised on fishing boats. He started working on a commercial lobster boat when he was eleven years old and still has a deep connection to the waters of Rhode Island, where he spends much of his free time teaching his daughters how to catch dinner. He lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island.
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