Thirteen year old
Egbert has one of the worst families you can
imagine. He is constantly abused by his brothers
and his father usually takes their side. They live
on an island and work farming ugly fruit. Egbert
knows little about the outside world except what he
reads in books. He lives a life of hard work and
pirates. When his father suddenly announces the
family is going to the island of Sunrise, Egbert is
thrilled. He will get to see a life beyond his
drab existence. When they get to Sunrise, they are
taken in by a rich businessman and Egbert does get to
see another way of living. One of nice clothes,
enough food to eat and people who are nice to him.
But things may not be all they appear to be. Join
Egbert on an adventure with pirates, hidden treasures
and swashbuckling fun.
During his familyís stay, a hot air balloon accident seemingly makes Egg an orphan and permanent guest of the Pembrokes. Though he is sad about his family, his life with the Pembrokes is much better than his life on Deadweather, but circumstances are not what they seem, and it isnít long before Egg is running for his life from an assassin, defending his familyís home, and searching for a map that leads to a mysterious treasure with the help of a crazy, one-handed cabin boy named Guts. (South Carolina Junior Book Award nominee 2015, Prepared by: Nikki Parton, Honea Path Middle School, email@example.com)
|SUBJECTS: Islands -- Fiction.
Buried treasure -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.