Deadweather and Sunrise

By Geoff Rodkey
(Putnam Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780399257858, 296pp.)

Publication Date: May 29, 2012

List Price: $16.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2012 Kids' Next List
“When his emotionally distant father, bratty sister, and bullying brother are swept away in a hot air balloon accident, Egg -- real name Egbert -- is barely able to register the loss. The father of the girl he's falling for is trying to kill him, there may be magical treasure buried on his family's land, and he keeps getting captured by pirates! This first book in a new series is filled with humor, adventure, and more bloodthirsty pirates than you can shake a peg leg at!”
-- Jamie Schildknecht, The Rediscovered Bookshop, Boise, ID


Description

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.




About the Author
Geoff Rodkey is the Emmy-nominated writer of the hit films Daddy Day Care, RV, and the Disney Channel s Good Luck Charlie, It s Christmas! He s also written for the educational video game Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, the noneducational MTV series Beavis and Butt-Head, Comedy Central s Politically Incorrect, the Harvard Lampoon, and the Let s Go travel guide series. Geoff currently lives in New York City with his wife and three sons. They do not have any pets, mostly because the whole experience with the goldfish was just too upsetting.
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