Deadweather and Sunrise

by Rodkey, Geoff, 1970-

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF RODKEY
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  JF RODKEY
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j RODKEY Geoff
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  j RODKEY Geoff
 
 
Summary
A stunning middle-grade debut--full of heart, humor, and nonstop action

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Thirteen-year-old Egbert dreams of escaping his dreadful family and time spent farming ugly fruit especially after a tutor arrives with a wagon full of books, which reveal the existence of a wider world. His release from his relatives, renaming as Egg, and subsequent pirate-packed adventures are hardly more serene, but at least he is not stuck on Deadweather Island. After teaming up with a former adversary turned sidekick and a dreamy rich girl (whose father is trying to kill him for his own father's heretofore unknown treasure), Egg journeys over land and sea, and battles man and beast, to protect both himself and whatever his father's mysterious cache may contain. While our hero's first-person sassiness, smarts, and romantic frustration are not always entirely convincing for someone who, prior to chapter 1, had only ever read one book, Principles of Citrus Cultivation, they are absolutely entertaining. Along with some good and gory descriptions (after all, pirates really aren't that nice), this introduction to the Chronicles of Egg series is pure fun.--Medlar, Andrew Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this rousing debut novel, first in the Chronicles of Egg trilogy, screenwriter Rodkey turns his attention to the high seas. Thirteen-year-old Egbert (Egg) lives on none-too-pleasant Deadweather Island-home to horrible weather, a volcano, and a great many pirates-with his distant father and abusive siblings, helping maintain their fruit plantation. When his entire family vanishes in a mysterious ballooning accident, Egg is taken in by a wealthy merchant, Pembroke, who then tries to kill him as well. Egg's struggle to stay alive takes him from one death-defying scenario to the next with breakneck speed, as he tries to figure out why anyone wants him dead. Aiding him are Pembroke's beautiful daughter and a vicious, one-handed ex-pirate. Given that it's a pirate yarn, the book has its share of gruesome moments ("Dead pirates lay all around, the deck red and slick with their guts"), but the overall effect is more comedic than terrifying, as Rodkey combines humor and adventure in a story full of cruise ships, wild pigs, treasure maps, and constant peril. Ages 8-up. Agent: Josh Getzler, HSG Agency. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Rodkey, Geoff, 1970- Chronicles of Egg ; bk. 1.
Subjects Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.
Buried treasure -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Adventure stories, American.
Islands -- Juvenile fiction.
Treasure troves -- Juvenile fiction.
Good and evil -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Publisher New York :G. P. Putnam's Sons,2012
Language English
Description 296 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780399257858
0399257853
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