Deadweather and Sunrise (The Chronicles of Egg Series #1)

Deadweather and Sunrise (The Chronicles of Egg Series #1)

by Geoff Rodkey
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Deadweather and Sunrise (The Chronicles of Egg Series #1) by Geoff Rodkey

A stunning middle-grade debut--full of heart, humor, and nonstop action

It's tough to be thirteen, especially when somebody's trying to kill you.

Not that Egg's life was ever easy, growing up on sweaty, pirate-infested Deadweather Island with no company except an incompetent tutor and a pair of unusually violent siblings who hate his guts.

But when Egg's father hustles their family off on a mysterious errand to fabulously wealthy Sunrise Island, then disappears with the siblings in a freak accident, Egg finds himself a long-term guest at the mansion of the glamorous Pembroke family and their beautiful, sharp-tongued daughter Millicent. Finally, life seems perfect.

Until someone tries to throw him off a cliff.

Suddenly, Egg's running for his life in a bewildering world of cutthroat pirates, villainous businessmen, and strange Native legends. The only people who can help him sort out the mystery of why he's been marked for death are Millicent and a one-handed, possibly deranged cabin boy.

Come along for the ride. You'll be glad you did.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142426623
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Series: Chronicles of Egg Series , #1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 511,158
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Geoff Rodkey grew up in Freeport, Illinois, a place with no ugly fruit plantations, volcanoes, or gainfully employed pirates, although someone did briefly want to kill him when he was a teenager. He currently lives with his family on an island just off the coast of North America. He has not been to sea since an ill-fated kite fishing expedition in the Florida Keys encountered such choppy waters that his nine-year-old son threw up on his four-year-old son's head while the author was preoccupied with trying to help his seven-year-old son barf over the gunwale. This is his first book.

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Deadweather and Sunrise: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Mother_Gamer_Writer More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading this awesome book! So much fun! The descriptions were exceptional and while the book had its action and adventure, it was also really humorous. Almost every page had me giggling. As for the characters themselves, my two favorites were Egg and Guts. Egg was an excellent main character. He was funny and determined. And Guts, well Guts was absolutely insane! Literally. Completely cuckoo. But I enjoy the odd insane character from time to time, especially when they make me laugh. I enjoyed Millicent as well, although she seemed a bit of a brat, she was still confident and adventurous. I also appreciated the descriptions, particularly the ones of the weather around Deadweather….I could just feel the stifling air and the stickiness of the humidity. Of course that could also be because it’s been wicked hot and humid here as well…but the author hit the description of how it feels right on the head in my opinion. The book had a semi-satisfying ending. No drop off cliff hanger, but it does leave itself set up for the next book in the Chronicles of Egg. I say semi-satisfying because I really wanted to see what would happen to Egg and his friends next, but unfortunately I will have to wait for the next book. While it left some questions unanswered and created new ones with the way the adventure seemed to resolve itself, I didn’t feel that it just got cut off mid story so I guess I can wait ’til the next one comes out. Honestly, The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise is a GREAT book. I’m giving it 5 out of 5 controllers. I think kids and adults will both get a kick out of Egg and his adventures. Definitely good for boys as well as girls. Middle Graders will all approve! Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer Reviewer: AimeeKay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Picked it up and couldn't put it down. Pacing was great, lots of twists and turns and the characters were each very unique. Can't wait for the second installment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love love LOVE this book! Go Geoff Rodkey!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book - and not just for the kids! The humor and depth of the characters speaks to the grown-ups as well. Anxious to see what happens to Egg next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yah :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This bok is amazing Geoff Rodney is actually coming 2 my school in a few weeks and me and my friends get to introduce him and meet him in person!!! :) :) :) <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ithink this is a very good book. Iwas very well writn and I love the little by there selves parts. It is ssssoooooo funny to see things happening through Eggs eyes. I REALLY like this book.
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I love this book it was made for me!!!!!!!
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BookSakeBlogspot More than 1 year ago
The Chronicles of Egg is filled with a bevy of interesting characters. From Egg, who really has a sob story of a life to the pirates who aren&rsquo;t quite always bad; there is no shortage of interesting people. I do wish that there were more background on all of these characters as they are the part of the book I liked the best. I wasn&rsquo;t keen on the way Egg&rsquo;s family behaves towards him or how they disappear and Egg seems to get over it immediately. Granted due to how they acted towards him I can understand not crying buckets, but he often talks about his father&rsquo;s redeeming qualities, which I would have thought would have inspired more love, it felt off to me. The different locations were inventive and all the horror of the pirates was awesome. The story was simple and cute and middle grade readers will enjoy the adventure throughout. Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.