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The pirates of the Caribbean have a name for kids who can walk on water — they call them polliwogs. As far as 14-year-old Jolly knows, she's the last polliwog still alive. She is valuable to the pirate captain who raised her, for she can sneak up on an enemy ship by walking over the waves.

When someone sets a trap for Jolly's ship, Jolly alone escapes. She is washed up on a tiny island inhabited by a farming family — and the ghosts who labor for them. The farmers have a son, Munk, who has been raised almost in hiding. Munk longs to go to sea, but his parents say that they are afraid of pirates, and they have forbidden Munk to reveal his true identity — he, too, is a polliwog.

But pirates are not the only threat in the Caribbean. Evil forces are stirring, and a demon from the sea attacks and murders Munk's parents. Was the demon really after Munk? And Jolly, too? Why are the polliwogs so valuable, and who wants them enough to kill for them? Jolly and Munk must sail with a strange crew of outcasts, led by the mysterious Ghost Trader, to avenge their loved ones and try to stop an ancient, malevolent force known as the Maelstrom. What it will cost both teens, no one can tell — in this thrilling, swashbuckling fantasy from the extraordinary Kai Meyer.

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"Jolly, 14, has been told she was bought as an infant at a slave auction in Tortuga by Bannon, a pirate captain who named her after the flag flown from his mast. So when Bannon and his crew fall prey to a deadly high-seas trap, Jolly loses the only family she's ever had. She alone survives because she can walk on water. Jolly is a polliwog, a rare creature born following a catastrophic earthquake in 1692, when magic 'came out of the cracks in the earth.' She washes ashore on a desolate island, where Munk, also 14 and also a polliwog, lives with his parents. Trouble has followed her, however, and soon she and Munk are on the run, told that a gate to a world of dangerous creatures is crumbling, and that only polliwogs can thwart impending disaster. The 18th-century Caribbean imagined by Meyer (The Water Mirror) contains many intriguing elements — Munk uses 'mussel magic' to conjure pearls out of the air, and his parents' tobacco farm is tended by vapory ghosts. But as Jolly and Munk's once-tidy lives spin out of control, so does the plot, which caroms through an exciting, if exhausting, series of swashbuckling adventures and near-misses with rival pirates, carnivorous sea beasts and perhaps too many mystical forces. This first volume in the Wave Walkers series ends at a cliff, but the continual introduction of new characters and confusing elements keeps it from standing on its own. Ages 10-14. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Meyer is an expert at creating fantastical worlds filled with unusual and exotic elements. He vividly renders a richly imagined world filled with thieving pirates, lovely ladies, and strange magical creatures." School Library Journal

About the Author

Kai Meyer is the author of many highly acclaimed and popular books for adults and young adults in his native Germany. The Water Mirror, which was nominated for the German Book Prize and was on many bestseller lists in Germany, has been translated into fourteen languages. Kai Meyer lives in Germany.

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milo94, January 12, 2007 (view all comments by milo94)
This a very very good book it has action, adventure, love. But not a to much love for guys not to like it, but just enough for girls to like. I love this book, every day I check this site to see if the next book is out.
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milo94, December 2, 2006 (view all comments by milo94)
This book is great, no better than great this is the best book ever I can not want for the next wave walkers book to come out. Please please let it come out soon. I love this book.
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bratneyb, August 14, 2006 (view all comments by bratneyb)
i loved this book it was great i could not stop reading it i would start reading about 6:00 and not finish reading until 12:00 it was sooo good but it ends not telling anything i really wanted to know but thats ok because i will for sure read the next book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416924210
Author:
Meyer, Kai
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Translator:
Crawford, Elizabeth D.
Author:
Crawford, Elizabeth D.
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Pirates
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Wave Walkers, The
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
10-10

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Product details 320 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9781416924210 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Jolly, 14, has been told she was bought as an infant at a slave auction in Tortuga by Bannon, a pirate captain who named her after the flag flown from his mast. So when Bannon and his crew fall prey to a deadly high-seas trap, Jolly loses the only family she's ever had. She alone survives because she can walk on water. Jolly is a polliwog, a rare creature born following a catastrophic earthquake in 1692, when magic 'came out of the cracks in the earth.' She washes ashore on a desolate island, where Munk, also 14 and also a polliwog, lives with his parents. Trouble has followed her, however, and soon she and Munk are on the run, told that a gate to a world of dangerous creatures is crumbling, and that only polliwogs can thwart impending disaster. The 18th-century Caribbean imagined by Meyer (The Water Mirror) contains many intriguing elements — Munk uses 'mussel magic' to conjure pearls out of the air, and his parents' tobacco farm is tended by vapory ghosts. But as Jolly and Munk's once-tidy lives spin out of control, so does the plot, which caroms through an exciting, if exhausting, series of swashbuckling adventures and near-misses with rival pirates, carnivorous sea beasts and perhaps too many mystical forces. This first volume in the Wave Walkers series ends at a cliff, but the continual introduction of new characters and confusing elements keeps it from standing on its own. Ages 10-14. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Meyer is an expert at creating fantastical worlds filled with unusual and exotic elements. He vividly renders a richly imagined world filled with thieving pirates, lovely ladies, and strange magical creatures."
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