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Floodland ❰Ebook❯ ➩ Floodland Author Marcus Sedgwick – What if the sea began to rise and rise until the land began to disappear A brilliant futuristic fantasy by an acclaimed new writer Global warming has caused the sea to rise until cities are turning in What if the sea began to rise and rise until the land began to disappear A brilliant futuristic fantasy by an acclaimed new writer Global warming has caused the sea to rise until cities are turning into islands and civilization is crumbling Ten year old Zoe discovers a small rowboat and keeps it a secret until she sets out alone on the great sea to find her parents She lands on tiny Eels Island where she must survive in a nightmarish world run by wild children and stand up to its boy leader Dooby Zoe and a boy called Munchkin escape from Eels Island and cross the sea to the mainland where they find not only Zoe’s parents but a new family and a new world.

  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Floodland
  • Marcus Sedgwick
  • English
  • 10 October 2014
  • 9780440416838

About the Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent England Marcus is a British author and illustrator as well as a musician He is the author of several books including Witch Hill and The Book of Dead Days both of which were nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award The most recent of these nominations rekindled a fascination with Poe that has borne fruit here in in The Restless Dead the form of The Hea.

10 thoughts on “Floodland

  1. Sally906 Sally906 says:

    My biggest complaint about FLOODLAND is that it is too short and as a result it suffered from not being able to give enough information to the reader to totally be at ease with what was going on Ten year old Zoe lives on Norwich No that’s not a typo – Norwich has become an island as the ice caps melted and sea levels rose inundating much of Britain and the rest of the world Supplies were running out and six months previously when the boat came to drop off supplies for the last time Zoe’s parents make it out but she is left behind Zoe now has to fend for herself in a settlement which is growing smaller each day while the people become savage and desperate Zoe finds a boat and rows off to find her parents Half way to what’s left of the mainland she comes across another small isle that is dominated by huge Cathedral A grimy miserable and unpleasant place the young population is starving and under the thumb of a thug called Dooby They call themselves the Eels and do battle with at least two other groups called Cats and Horses When I say do battle I mean heads being chopped off and torturing of ‘spies’ Zoe is forced to stay on the island when her boat is hidden and life is very very dismal However Zoe is a gutsy little girl and survives long enough to find her boat make an ally and to escape in the middle of a battle and continue off to find her parents FLOODLAND is unrelentingly miserable and dark with a lot of unanswered uestions I found the end to be a bit of an anti climax after all the drama building in the first ¾ of the book I understand Zoe is only 10 so should only have the understanding of a 10 year old; and the book is aimed at older children rather than adults; but I still would have liked the book to be longer to give of a background because even young kiddies like to know why Despite its bleakness the story itself is very good and has a very believable plot it’s just that Zoe is all over the place as far as her character goes and on top of that it seems like the story starts and ends in the middle FLOODLAND is Marcus Sedgwick’s debut novel – and he has gone on to write 32 this is my first experience of his work

  2. Lana Lana says:

    Floodland is an interesting story about a young girl called Zoe who lives on a deserted island Norwich Norwich is deserted because of high sea levels Zoe's parents left on a supply ship without realising Zoe was still on the island She manages to flee Norwich on a derelict boat called Lyca Zoe makes it to another island where she is faced with danger This story delves into Zoe's adventures where she meets lots of fascinating characters along the wayThis book is great for whole class reading used in a year five class who absolutely love it The children are always excited to see what will happen next The story is bursting with adventure and a class have lots of characters and situations to explore Great for boys and girls

  3. Alison Wickham Alison Wickham says:

    I fell in love with this story Based in a post apocalyptic world the future of the world if global warming keeps happening it approaches many themes Family and the connection with Zoe's parents is one Community and how a disaster impacts people's sanity and kindnessJourney how through everything Zoe is smart and manages to escapeThe language in the book is simple to read but very descriptive using lots of metaphors and personification I am using this book as the basis for a unit of work on placement and very excited to see how the children's work turns out

  4. Aaminah Ackerman Aaminah Ackerman says:

    A basic but profound look on a world overcome by the seas of global warming This book is touching in a basic way The story it tells is basic The characters are basic But the book itself is a little work of art in how it portrays the possible collapse of civilisation Maybe it will happen And everything else will be washed away You could read this book in a couple hours It’s subject matter is definitely significant than half the books on our to be read list So why not? Take a glimpse of our future

  5. Father Reading Father Reading says:

    Cracking idea Shame about the cheesy ending

  6. Lauma Lauma says:

    Recommended for ages 10 to 13 this book falls into the category of Surviving Environmental Catastrophes Set in the near future global warming has caused the Earth's sea levels to rise and flood the coastal nations around the world Zoe's family is last to leave their flooded town in England and she is sadly separated from her parents as they get on the last boats She is fortunate to uncover a small rowboat submerged in the mud and fixes it up so she can escape her town and find her parents Zoe faces many challenges on her journey particularly when stopping at a small island of an old cathedral that is overrun with wild children competing for space and resourcesIt is an interesting premise and provides a glimpse of how rising waters could change life as we know it from a 10 year old girl's perspective I really liked the story but found the characterizations a bit flat and the ending unsatisfying However I think pre teens will like this book and find it a thought provoking adventure story

  7. Miss G A Cogan Miss G A Cogan says:

    I am teaching this to my year 6 class and it has been a great success as it totally engages its readers and is topical and relevant The doom that prevails is beautifully crafted as is the glimmer of hope that pulls us through the book with its magnetism Many of my class have gone on to read other novels by the same author

  8. Alannashea Alannashea says:

    This book is an insult to sci fi It makes no sense whatsoever

  9. Nancy Nancy says:

    I enjoyed this book the fact it was a middle grade book meant it was shorter and did not go in to the depth I would have liked but I enjoyed the stories I just wanted from the characters

  10. Dan Allbery Dan Allbery says:

    And how do you think people have survived? How do people remember who they are and where they're from? And how do they know what it means to be human what makes us than animals? How do they pass these things on to their children? Stories that's how25 Stars Oh the potential Unfortunately this story stayed just that potentialWhen I first saw Floodland on the shelf I was intrigued by a storyline from the climate fiction genre Could this be the new go to branch of dystopian fiction? Although this genre may still blossom Floodland is not its flag bearerAfter reading the opening paragraph beginning with Zoe ran I was all in The first chapter chase scene was a strong start However as the book continued rich characters were given little airtime conflicts were resolved or discarded too uickly and the ending was sophomoric at best I encourage readers to start exploring the climate fiction genre but not necessarily with this title Recommended GR 4 6

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