Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born.
Deadweather and Sunrise
by Geoff Rodkey
It's tough to be thirteen, especially when somebody's trying to kill you.
Not that Egg's life was ever easy, growing up on sweaty, pirate-infested Deadweather Island with no company except an incompetent tutor and a pair of unusually violent siblings who hate his guts.
But when Egg's father hustles their family off on a mysterious errand to fabulously wealthy Sunrise Island, then disappears with the siblings in a freak accident, Egg finds himself a long-term guest at the mansion of the glamorous Pembroke family and their beautiful, sharp-tongued daughter Millicent. Finally, life seems perfect.
Until someone tries to throw him off a cliff.
Suddenly, Egg's running for his life in a bewildering world of cutthroat pirates, villainous businessmen, and strange Native legends. The only people who can help him sort out the mystery of why he's been marked for death are Millicent and a one-handed, possibly deranged cabin boy.
Come along for the ride. You'll be glad you did.
This is such a fun book! Fans of middle grade adventure filled with non-stop action and thrills should not miss this one. I can't wait to share the sequel with you when I participate in the blog tour in May--you'll love that one, too!
I enjoyed this one so much that I am giving away a copy to one lucky winner. Just fill out the rafflecopter below.a Rafflecopter giveaway
And for a little extra fun, check out these reviews:
* In The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred review: "The fast-paced swashbuckling will surely satisfy fans of adventure, but it's really Egg's narration that makes this pirate story rise above its counterparts'' and* Kirkus: "Fans of pirates and perilous quests will certainly enjoy this tale of hijinks on the high seas and eagerly anticipate the next installment in Egg's story."* February's 2012 Top Shelf review: "Almost every character in this book is deliciously awful and the dialogue is often laugh-out-loud funny. Sometimes it's hard to be a boy with a conscience, but throughout, Egg remains upright, honest and unintentionally brave."
Places you can find Geoff: * Official Chronicles of Egg website
* Follow Geoff Rodkey on Facebook
* Follow Geoff Rodkey on Twitter: @GeoffRodkey
* Geoff's blog
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