I'm trying to identify a trilogy of (I think YA) novels. The main character was able to walk on water. A different boy also was. I think that the series might have been named after it's word for these people.

This series involved pirates, magic, an Atlantis myth, and a lot of mythology.

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The Book series you are looking for is the "Wave Runners Trilogy" written by Kai Meyer.

Front Cover

From the link:

The pirates in the Caribbean have a name for kids who can walk on water - they call them polliwiggles. As far as 14-year-old Jolly knows, she's the last polliwiggle alive - and this makes her invaluable to the pirate captain who raised her. When Jolly's ship falls into a trap, only she escapes. Washed up on a tiny island, she meets Munk, who has been raised almost in hiding. His parents forbid Munk to reveal that he is also a polliwiggle. But evil forces are stirring in the Caribbean. When a demon from the sea kills Munk's parents, Jolly and Munk wonder if the creature was really after them. Why are the polliwiggles so valuable, and who wants them enough to kill for them? Soon the teens find themselves sailing with a motley crew of pirate ghost-traders, fleeing from a pirate king and trying to stop the advance of an ancient, malevolent force known as the Maelstrom. This title is first in a new fantastical, action-packed adventure trilogy.

  • The main character was able to walk on water


  • A different boy also...


  • This series involved pirates, magic, an Atlantis myth, and a lot of mythology.


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    The version I read was the US edition which was called "The Wave Walkers", and had different covers and book titles. (It also had polliwogs.) Still I accepted as you did identify the series and author enabling me to locate it though a quick Google search.
    – ibid
    Jan 25, 2016 at 10:06
  • @ibid we used to call tadpoles pollywogs when I was a kid.
    – NiceOrc
    Jan 25, 2016 at 21:49

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