Elizabeth's Landing

Elizabeth's Landing

by Katy Pye
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Elizabeth's Landing by Katy Pye

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, who's got 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 is a compelling environmental and family saga, bridging risk and loss with hope and hearts--human to human, human to animal, human to world.

A portion of book sale profits supports sea turtle conservation and education programs.

Awards:

2014 Nautilus Book Awards SILVER-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 PLACE in Fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989097314
Publisher: Pyewacky Press
Publication date: 07/06/2013
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Former Executive Director of the Yolo County, CA Resource Conservation District, Katy Pye lives and writes on California's North Coast. Elizabeth's Landing is her first novel. She volunteers for the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, at the Point Cabrillo Light Station, and sings with the Threshold Choir. Camera in hand, her daily walks along the ocean or redwood forest trails provide inspiration and entertainment. Known to talk to local tree frogs, hummingbirds, turkeys, and sometimes coyotes, she is delighted, yet not surprised, when they talk back.

Katy's website and blog have more about sea turtles and young people making a difference in all sorts of ways. You can reach her through the site's CONTACT ME page.

http://katypye.com
Facebook Fan page: Katy Pye-Author
YouTube: Katy Pye-Author

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Elizabeth's Landing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
A recipient of the Mom's Choice Awards! The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!