Twelve-year-old Fin is a master thief of the Khaznot Quay. He is also utterly forgettable. That's probably why he...wait a second, what was I talking about?
Well, anyway, twelve-year-old Marrill just got news that her mom has a life-threatening illness, and she just has to get out for some fresh air. She finds herself in an abandoned mall's parking lot, when suddenly a ship looms above her. Yes, in the parking lot. And that parking lot is now full of water. And a true magician just so happens to be on this ship. So if there are magicians, there must be magic, and if there is magic, then maybe there is hope for her mom. She boards the ship to try to make her case, but when she looks behind her, the parking lot is gone and the ship is surrounded by water as far as the eye can see. She soon learns she is in the Pirate Stream, and the only way back is with a certain map. Problem is, they first have to find all the pieces.
The Map to Everywhere, by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis is the first in a trilogy for about 4th grade and up.