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Muskie Attack

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For Corbett Griffith III, divorce and two busy parents mean goodbye city life, hello great outdoors. With their busy Chicago careers and schedules, his parents just don't seem to have any time for him. When his mother sends him to his uncle's Wisconsin fishing resort for the summer, Corbett feels that there's no one pulling for him or caring what happens to him.

But all of that changes at Whispering Pines Lodge, Corbett learns he is never really alone, thanks to his Uncle Dell, ...

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Overview

For Corbett Griffith III, divorce and two busy parents mean goodbye city life, hello great outdoors. With their busy Chicago careers and schedules, his parents just don't seem to have any time for him. When his mother sends him to his uncle's Wisconsin fishing resort for the summer, Corbett feels that there's no one pulling for him or caring what happens to him.

But all of that changes at Whispering Pines Lodge, Corbett learns he is never really alone, thanks to his Uncle Dell, who takes care of him, and his new friend Pike, who pulls him into one mischievous adventure after another. It's a summer of change for ten-year-old Corbett-even his name changes, when a cute girl calls him "Griffy," a nickname he likes enough to keep.

Griffy and Pike spend the summer searching for adventures and cool things to do. When Griffy catches two elusive walleyes, he is surprised to discover how much he likes fishing. Eager to test his newfound skills, he and Pike are stunned to hear that a seventy-pound muskie is on the loose. They resolve to catch the ferocious fish, no matter what. For Pike catching a world record muskie would be about the sport. For Griffy it would be about something more. Maybe, just maybe, if he caught that fish is parents would take notice.

Think alligator. Think prehistoric beast. Think mean.

Will they be able to catch the muskie and stop it from attacking anyone or anything?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475004298
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/24/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 122
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

G. M. Moore is a former newspaper writer, editor and columnist. She currently works as a magazine art director and writes fiction as a hobby. The author grew up battling game fish and exploring the lakes of northern Wisconsin, and uses that state's enchanting wilderness as her muse. During the summer months, you can still find the Chicago-area author "up north" and out on the lake.

Moore is currently at work on "Ghosts of Manitowish Waters," her first young adult book. She is also the author of a middle grade action-adventure series. The Up North Adventure series includes, "Muskie Attack" (Book 1), "Ancient Elk Hunt" (Book 2) and "Snakehead Invasion" (Book 3).

Moore was inspired to write her first book, "Muskie Attack", by her then 9-year-old nephew who, in a literary world filled with fantasy, was struggling to find books that appealed to his outdoor interests and adventurous spirit.

When not writing, Moore can be found walking her dog, Piper, or feeding the fish, birds and flying squirrels in her Snow White-like backyard.

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  • Posted October 2, 2012

    Great boy adventure book

    Muskie Attack is a book set in Northern Wisconsin. Eleven year old Corebett is a city boy who is sent up North to visit for the summer with his Uncle. He makes friends with Pike, a real outdoors boy. He and Pike have numerous adventures at Whispering Pines which Corbett’s uncle manages. In the course of their adventures Corbett discovers he loves fishing. This is quite amazing for a boy who cannot stand bugs when he arrives. There is a bit of mystery in the story as sightings of a huge Muskie, entice the boys into entering the fishing contest. The contest was initiated to try and catch this monstrous beast. Numerous fishermen are injured in the contest but the boys are determined to enter and risk their lives in the process.

    This is a great boy adventure book. It is a heart warming story about Corbett whose one longing and desired is to be noticed by his recently divorced and very busy parents. His character is well developed and it is pleasing to see the growth he makes in the course of the story.

    I think this is a good choice for middle school students. It is not a long book and may even interest some who love to fish. It is set in today’s world and I think it would appeal to many students. (---reviewed by A.Freeman)

    About the author: G.M. Moore is a former newspaper writer and editor. The author grew up exploring the lakes of northern Wisconsin and currently resides in Illinois.

    There are two other books in the Up North Adventure Series: Ancient Elk Hunt and Snakehead Invasion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    Awesome book.

    This is an awesome book. A modern day Tom Sawyer, but better. I only wish it had been longer. A great coming of age story about a young boy named Griffy and is northern Wisconsin adventure. The Musky is the Fish of Legends and this book brings the true spirit of Wisconsin to life. A must read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Not for adults

    I think this book was written by a 12 yr old, for 12 yr olds.Not very good at all

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Excellent Book

    I bought this for my son and read it myself so that we could review the book together. I really enjoyed the book and look forward to reading the other two books.

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  • Posted March 5, 2009

    Muskie Attack was a very well written book.

    The writing shows the author knows from first hand about fishing and the Wisconsin fishing world. You felt like you knew the boys and each of their personal lives. I bought the book for my grandchildren but I enjoyed reading it myself. They thought it was a good book also. It showed them another side of life they have not experienced. I would recommend this book for everyone to enjoy.

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  • Posted March 3, 2009

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    Exellent book cover and title,Muskie Attack,An Up North Adventure

    This is a excellent book for young childern,ages 8 thur 14. I bought this book for my grandson(14)and granddaughter(11). I read the book,the story plot was very well thought out.I just wanted to keep reading.I am sure many kids will love it.I can't wait to see the author's next book(Ancient Elk Hunt in 2010). The author makes you feel as if you are right there with the characters and the beautiful description of norther Wisconsin.

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    Posted June 12, 2011

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