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The battle of Riptide, EJ Altbacker

Label
The battle of Riptide
Title
The battle of Riptide
Statement of responsibility
EJ Altbacker
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everywhere Gray and Barkley swim, fish are whispering of a growing threat, of a shark named Finnivus who will eat anything or anyone, and won't stop until he has seized control of the entire ocean. Finnivus has an armada of vicious battle sharks to help him expand his empire, and Gray realizes that it's up to him to save the Big Blue. But first he must train with Takiza, the wise and mysterious fighting fish who has promised to teach his young apprentice the secret of what it means to be a great warrior. Can Gray believe in himself, and find courage as big as his cartilage, in time for the epic battle that's coming?
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Review
Toothy rivals introduced in the opener, Shark Wars (2011), unite in the sequel to battle an army of shark invaders from the far end of the Big Blue. Having learned that he's not fat (or "big-cartilaged," as he prefers to put it) but a supersized prehistoric Megalodon, young Gray is propelled into playing a leading role in repelling a disciplined force of shark troops from Indi, led by King Finnivus, a spoiled and vicious brat with visions of world conquest. Fortunately, Gray is being tutored in martial "Shar-kata" by Takiza, an ancient and bad-tempered betta (Siamese fighting fish). He also finds common purpose with other "shivers" (the basic shark communal unit--though more open-minded shivers admit other species too) and discovers unexpected allies who arrive (thanks to Takiza's ability to span entire oceans with magical speed) in the nick of time to turn the tide of the climactic battle. When Gray cries, or pants with exhaustion, the overall anthropomorphic conceit wears thin, but Altbacker expends some effort concocting his undersea setting and fills out the finny cast with familiar martial-arts–style character types. A sure draw for the Kung-Fu Panda crowd, high on body count but low on gory details, it doesn't take itself too seriously and is fully sequel-enabled. (Animal fantasy. 10-12)(Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10033826
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Altbacker, E. J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.A463316
LC item number
Bat 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Shark wars
Series volume
#2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sharks
  • Marine animals
  • Sharks
  • Marine animals
  • Sharks
  • Marine animals
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The battle of Riptide, EJ Altbacker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Ill. on end pages
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
242 p.
Isbn
9781595143778
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011278062
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)707249851
Label
The battle of Riptide, EJ Altbacker
Publication
Note
Ill. on end pages
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
242 p.
Isbn
9781595143778
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011278062
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)707249851

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