Where it’s calm before the storm, and delirious afterwards!
Where the tide has turned. Now it’s looking at you!
A friendly town that’s almost always by the ocean!
Topsea is unlike any town you've ever visited. The schoolyard used to be at the bottom of the sea. Wildcard Tides and Seaweed Season are a way of life. Dogs are mythical creatures, but the yellow-eyed, sharp-toothed rock cats are everywhere, including right behind you.
Through newspaper articles, stories, surveys, notifications, and more, the SECRETS OF TOPSEA series (Ages 8-12) follows Ms. Grimalkin's fifth grade class as they explore the weird world of Topsea. (Whatever you do, don't make eye contact with the rubber ducks.)
Available from Disney-Hyperion
Reviews for SECRETS OF TOPSEA: A Friendly Town That's Almost Always by the Ocean!
"Wonderfully weird... [A] celebration of individuality, friendship, and embracing your uniqueness."―Booklist
"In the style of Louis Sachar's Sideways Stories from Wayside School, this first title in the Secrets of Topsea series is replete with wittiness and absurdity, but a deeper look reveals universal themes of struggling to fit in, fearing new things, and coping with loss... Their inclusion, along with a diverse representation of families and social groups, make this story a gateway for children to see themselves and to feel seen."―Publishers Weekly
"A deft mix of chills and chuckles."―Kirkus Reviews