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Plastic Island Plastic Soul: Our oceans are choking with plastic, but for one castaway, a floating garbage patch may just be the thing he needs to survive! (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Martin, Rl

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Seventeen-year-old Zander Hua has grown up hearing his parents argue about the environment. His dad, Mike, just wants to enjoy his life as a deep-sea fisherman, but his mom, Gloria, detests how the fishing industry damages reefs in our already dying oceans. When he is ten, his pa... read full description below.

ISBN 9781687381927
Barcode 9781687381927
Published 19 August 2019
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781687381927
ISBN-10 1687381925
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Independently Published
Publication Date 19 August 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Martin, Rl
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 136
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 209g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Seventeen-year-old Zander Hua has grown up hearing his parents argue about the environment. His dad, Mike, just wants to enjoy his life as a deep-sea fisherman, but his mom, Gloria, detests how the fishing industry damages reefs in our already dying oceans. When he is ten, his parents divorce and Zander splits his time between his mom's world of environmental activism and his dad's world of sailing, fishing, and survival shows. The summer after Zander's junior year, his dad invites him to sail from Seattle to Hawaii. A retired software exec from Seattle has hired Mike to help him transport his luxurious 80 ft sailing yacht-along with some indigenous artifacts including an antique Makah dugout canoe-to his summer home in Hawaii. Zander begs to let his girlfriend, Jenna come along, and she brings her cat, Mr. Jackson. The trip goes well at first, but something is very odd about the boat's owner. He freaks Jenna out, and gets on Zander's nerves. One night, midway between Los Angeles and Hawaii, Zander is suddenly pushed overboard by an unknown hand, and the yacht sails away. After nearly drowning, he discovers the old canoe and the cat have also been tossed overboard. He crawls inside the canoe and eventually realizes he's in the of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. No stranger to the irony that the stuff he needs to survive is the same stuff that's killing our oceans, Zander sets about collecting plastic garbage that just might save his life.

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