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Set on the Great Barrier Reef, The Old Man and the Sea meets Jaws in this heart-pumping story when a boy's solo fishing trip goes suddenly and terrifyingly wrong For his birthday present, Christos is thrilled to be allowed to take his father's mackerel boat out to fish alone and then to camp overnight on a local island. However, the trip goes horribly wrong when he manages to run the fishing boat aground on the Great Barrier Reef—and attract a 12-foot tiger shark as company in the process. As the young boy sets in for the most harrowing night of his life, he must battle both nature and the elements in attempt to free himself from the reef—and to make sure he'll be alive to see the morning.
About the Author
Mark Svendsen is a poet and the author of Captain Me, Circus Carnivore, Poison Under Their Lips, as well as many other books for children and young adults.