Kay, Elizabeth. The divide.

AuthorRohrlick, Paula
PositionBrief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

Scholastic, The Chicken House. 318p. illus. c2003. 0-439-45696-7 $15.95. J

Felix, a 13-year-old with a dangerous heart condition, is on vacation with his parents in Costa Rica. He is eager to visit the spot that marks the Continental Divide, which separates the Atlantic from the Pacific, but on arriving at it he passes out with one foot on each side. He comes to in an alternate universe, where magic and mythical beings like unicorns and griffins are real (though known by other names, listed in a glossary at the front) and science and humans are only a legend. He meets up with a tangle-child (elf) named Betony, and together they search for a cure for his illness while trying to combat an evil japegrin...

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