Thorndike Press

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

  • Kwame Mbalia
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 143287554X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432875541
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.65 lbs ( .75 kgs)
  • 636 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2020



Seventh grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month on his grandparents’ farm, where he’s being sent to heal from the tragedy. But on his first night there, a creature steals Eddie’s notebook. Tristan chases after it and as he wrestles the journal out of the creature’s hands, Tristan punches the tree, ripping open a chasm into a volatile place with iron monsters that are hunting the inhabitants of this world. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?

Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: HL680L