By Bryce Moore
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Teacups: great for tea. Really sucky as places-to-live-out-the-rest-of-your-eternal-existence. Very little elbow room, and the internet connection is notoriously slow. Plus, they're a real pain in the butt to get out of, especially when you've gone non-corporeal.
When Tomas was six, someone—something—tried to drown him. And burn him to a crisp. Tomas survived, but whatever was trying to kill him freaked out his parents enough to convince them to move from Slovakia to the United States.
Now sixteen-year-old Tomas and his family are back in Slovakia, and that something still lurks somewhere. Nearby. Ready to drown him again and imprison his soul in a teacup.
Then there’s the fire víla, the water ghost, the pitchfork-happy city folk, and Death herself who are all after him.
All this sounds a bit comical, unless the one haunted by water ghosts and fire vílas or doing time in a cramped, internet-deprived teacup is you.
If Tomas wants to survive, he'll have to embrace the meaning behind the Slovak proverb, So smr?ou ešte nik zmluvu neurobil. With Death, nobody makes a pact.
Read the first four chapters of Vodník online here!
About the Creators
works as a librarian in western Maine. His wife is Slovak, and they are raising their children to be bilingual in English and Slovak. Moore has lived in Trencín, Slovakia, where his brother-in-law, much like Uncle L'uboš in Vodník, works at Trencín Castle. Moore studied creative writing at Brigham Young University. This is his first novel. Visit him online at brycemoore.com
About This Title
Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award
Westchester Fiction Award Committee
Interest Level:Grades 7 - 12
Reading Level:Grades 6 - 12
Middle Grade, YA interest, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Overcoming Obstacles, Immigration, Heroism, Friendship, Families, Dreams & Aspirations, Cultural diversity, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Fantasy, Paranormal, Integrity/Honesty , People In Motion, Persistence/Grit, Self Control/Self Regulation, Pride
Part of These Collections
English Fantasy Middle School, English Fantasy High School, Diverse Background English Collection Middle School, Diverse Background English Collection High School, English Guided Reading Level X, English Fiction Middle School, English Fiction Grades 6-12, High-Low Books for Teens (Middle and High School)