Hi! Glad you dropped by today for a visit with me. The answer to yesterday's quote is:
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl.
Today's quote for you to try and figure out is:
"The primroses were over. "
Do you know the book title and who authored it? Fun to find out.
Title" Jack The Castaway
Author: Lisa Doan
Illustrator: Ivica Stenanovic
What others are saying about the book
My two cents worth for you:
Jack is a very responsible, sensible, eleven year old who lives with his Aunt Julia, until she passes away by getting hit by a bus. His biological parents are irresponsible, scattered globe-trotters who are coming back to claim him and try to integrate him into their care-free lifestyle. You see his parents have been chased out of Tokyo, gone broke in Greece, and hosted Nairobi's lease successful safari. But do not fret they have a brand new get-rich scheme which means moving to the Caribbean and inventing a new sport called "drift snorkelling" that the tourists will be enamoured by and they want Jack to join them in their newest escapade. Jack hesitantly goes with them because he knows exactly what they are like and fears for his educational future and his very life. Once in the Caribbean he is put in charge of driving the boat (which he knows nothing about) and sadly becomes the brunt of his parent's negligence because they forget to fill the gas tank of the boat with fuel. Jack is stranded and drifts away in the Caribbean Sea only to land on a deserted island. He is not alone because Loco, a parrot keeps him company with a very limited vocabulary, and together they have to learn how to survive and ultimately how to get back to civilization with very little help from his parents.
Jack takes life very seriously and through planning and check-lists and foresight discovers he has the gift of self-preservation despite the lack of any common sense his parents may or may not possess. Luckily they become a much stronger family unit when Jack passes his knowledge and wisdom onto his parents who receive it graciously from their son.
Doan's debut novel is well written and entertaining. The Berenson's Schemes series will be a great one to watch unfold and I am sure will be an amazing hit with the kids ages 8-12. The pencil illustrations are just brilliant and are a great asset to the printed text. I highly recommend this book and am sure the following books in the series will be equally as great.
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