The Last Akaway: A Spirit Animal Adventure (Hardcover)

A Spirit Animal Adventure

By Gary Karton

Brattle Publishing Group, LLC, 9780985429508, 273pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2014



2013 Bronze Moonbeam Award Winner (Pre-Teen Fantasy)
What's an Akaway?
An Akaway is a rare and magical creature that connects you to your spirit animal. Once you ve connected, you have all the special powers that your spirit animal possesses.
But those powers are in serious jeopardy when the diabolical Uncle Skeeta tricks 11-year-old Brody Boondoggle into helping him steal the Akaway's spirit.
Now, aided by his skeptical big brother, Jake, and guided by his quirky Grammy, Brody must lead the way on an adventure to defeat Uncle Skeeta, save the last Akaway, and protect the special powers of kids everywhere.

About the Author

Gary Karton came up with the idea for the Brody Boondoggle series after a birthday part he created for his younger son. He began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post. He has spent the past 17 years working for children and families at nonprofits such as the Welfare to Work Partnership, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and Safe Kids Worldwide. He is also the author of No Free Lunch: One Man s Journey from Welfare to the American Dream (Ballantine, May 2002). Gary lives in Virginia with his wife, two sons, and dog."