Thatcher Hill is bored stiff of his summer job dusting the fake mermaids and shrunken heads at his uncle's seaside Museum of Curiosities. But when a mysterious girl steals an artifact from the museum, Thatcher's summer becomes an adventure that takes him from the top of the ferris wheel to the depths of the sea. Following the thief, he learns that she is a princess of the lost Atlantis. Her people have been cursed by an evil witch to drift at sea all winter and wash up on shore each summer to an even more terrible fate-working the midway games and food stands on the boardwalk. Can Thatcher help save them before he, too, succumbs to the witch's curse?
With sharp, witty writing that reads like a middle-grade Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Greg van Eekhout's first book for young readers is a wild ride packed with as many laughs as it has thrills.
|Product dimensions:||5.84(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.87(d)|
|Lexile:||750L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
This is Greg van Eekhout's first middle grade novel; his adult fantasy novel based on Nordic mythology - NORSE CODE - came out from Bantam in June. Publishers Weekly praised it: "Short story author van Eekhout makes a successful leap to long fiction with this thrilling urban fantasy. The compelling prose and epic blend of mythological and modern elements make it clear that van Eekhout is an author to watch."
Pronounciation guide: "emphasis on the EEK. The HOUT part rhymes with OUT, as in, 'Hey, I'm going OUT for some guacamole.'"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this book to better communicate with my godson and I have to say that the book really captures the readers attention and keeps them on the edge of their seats. I your kid is in to adventure, then that is the book for him/her. A. Juleus
Laugh out loud. Hold your breath suspense. Edge of your seat action, with characters that come to life. Just a few of the feelings you'll experience during this read. Van Eekhout knocks it out of the park with this fresh spin on the tale of Atlantis.
River sat in the Inkopolis Cafe while Tide roamed the streets then headed to Sector One.