Elizabeth's Landing

Elizabeth's Landing

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by Katy Pye
     
 

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AWARDS:

* 2014 Nautilus Book Awards: SILVER in Young Adult Fiction
* Mom's Choice Award: GOLD Young Adult Fiction
* 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: CATEGORY WINNER-Children's/Juvenile Fiction
* 2013 Writer's Digest "Self-Published e-book Awards:" First Prize in Fiction

Port Winston, Texas--home to sun, sand, and shopping. What's… See more details below

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AWARDS:

* 2014 Nautilus Book Awards: SILVER in Young Adult Fiction
* Mom's Choice Award: GOLD Young Adult Fiction
* 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: CATEGORY WINNER-Children's/Juvenile Fiction
* 2013 Writer's Digest "Self-Published e-book Awards:" First Prize in Fiction

Port Winston, Texas--home to sun, sand, and shopping. What's not to like? Everything, to 14 year-old Elizabeth Barker. It's the middle of her 9th grade year and Dad's uprooted the family, returning to his Gulf coast hometown. A once-bustling fishing community, Port Winston is pushing every boundary, vying to be the state's premier tourist destination. A far cry from quiet, Coulter City, Missouri where Elizabeth used to be somebody and family meant something a whole lot different. Between Mom's story assignment in Mexico, Dad's 14-hour workdays and weekends minding Grandpa at the docks, their once close-knit life is in shreds. Taunted as the newbie camera geek at school, Elizabeth's given up trying to fit in.

When Grandpa, with more judgments than the Old Testament, pronounces her 10¢ shy of worthless and headed for trouble, Elizabeth bolts for Wayward Landing beach--the county's last wild haven. Her impulsive defense of an endangered, nesting sea turtle against a trio of bullies ignites new purpose, a challenging friendship, and troubles even Grandpa couldn't predict. Her fight to save the Landing unearths complex family ties to the powerful developer and a long-buried tragedy that catapults Elizabeth against those she loves. When the Deepwater Horizon oil slick threatens the Louisiana coast and the turtles' feeding grounds, Elizabeth's journalist mom hits the front lines. And Elizabeth's fears and plans hit overdrive.

Elizabeth's Landing: a compelling environmental and family saga, bridges risk and loss with hope and hearts--human to human, human to animal, human to world.

For readers ages 10 and up.

A portion of the book's profits supports worldwide sea turtle conservation and education programs.

Elizabeth's own story synopsis, more about sea turtles, and stories of young people making a difference in the world are all at the author's website and blog:

Find her on Facebook at Katy Pye-Author

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Review - Diane Donovan, Sr. Reviewer
"It's rare to find an environmental story folded into a young adult read about a teen's angst and coming of age, but by incorporating the two under one cover, Elizabeth's Landing becomes so much more than the usual story of a move..." see more:
Publisher's Weekly (Booklife) - undisclosed reviewer
"Debut novelist Pye presents a quiet, touching story of fighting for what one believes in, set in the spring of 2010 on the Gulf Coast." see more:
Writer's Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards 2013 - undisclosed judge
"Elizabeth's Landing grabs the reader right from the start. This story has excellent plotting, writing, and story flow...As a debut novel, this is so well done the book seems written by a seasoned author with many books under the belt...the novel reads exceptionally well for the YA market. The reader is drawn into the struggle to protect the sea turtles and rides the roller coaster when the plot twist hits...(spoiler). The ending is oh so satisfying!" see more:

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016492292
Publisher:
Pyewacky Press
Publication date:
04/24/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
354
File size:
1 MB

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