Saltwater Taffy

Saltwater Taffy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780972357807
Publisher: Seven Publishing
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 353,109
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eric DelaBarre is an award winning filmmaker, speaker, and most recently, a ghostwriter for Random House/Harmony Books. Eric began his career with Dick Wolf on NBC’s mega-hit drama Law & Order, and has worked with 20th Century Fox, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Universal Studios and Lions Gate Films. His work has been sold around the world and showcased on HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz/Encore, USA Network, and NBC. Eric is also the past-president of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica Council.

R.C. Nason, a professional artist for more than 20 years, is the recipient of the Hans Christian Anderson Award for Thumbelina. He has worked with companies such as Harper Collins, Hallmark, 20th Century Fox and Sony, to name but a few.

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“What’s that?” I said, directing our attention to a sliver
of light coming from behind a bookcase. Moving closer, we
scanned the large, built-in bookcase.

“Shut your flashlights off!” Zippy ordered.
One by one, our flashlights winked off. Moving in
closer, we discovered there was a light source coming
from behind the bookcase itself. Before we could register
the discovery before us, a rustling sound erupted from the
hallway.
“Did you hear that?” Zippy said.
The rustling sound was undeniable, because everybody
had heard it this time.
“See, I told you!” Jaq said in a loud whisper. “What the
heck is it?”
Quickly rising from our huddle in front of the bookcase,
Gary and Zippy entered the hallway to investigate. Not
to be left behind, Jaq latched onto my arm and we slowly
followed behind them. With each step, the old wooden
floor creaked from our combined weight, and the shadows
of the room seemed to dance in our imagination. I was
not sure if it was the fear of this unknown sound rushing
through me, but I could feel my senses begin to heighten.
The dusty smell of the living room intensified, and I could
feel my heart beating into my fingertips.
My eyes focused into the long hallway, where a light
from under a mysterious door bled into the soupy darkness
before us. Gary and Zippy were nodding back and forth to
each other to see who wanted to go first. Of course, each
thought the other should proceed, but when a shadow
passed in front of the light, everyone stiffened with fear.
“Someone’s here!” Zippy whispered in a panic-filled
rush of adrenalin.
As we turned to make a run for it, a rock suddenly
shattered the living room window into a million pieces.
Shards of broken glass fell to the hardwood floor like a
tipped-over box of Rice Krispies.
Jimmy’s face popped into the open window frame, filled
with undeniable terror.
“HE’S HOME!”
The rumble of the old pickup grew louder as it pulled
into the driveway.
“HIDE!”
“HIDE? RUN!” Gary ordered as he raced out of the
hallway and dove through the open window, followed
quickly by Jaq and Zippy. I went back for Old Man
Sheesley’s notebook about our baseball games. I wanted
to find out what he’d written about us, but when I dashed
around the edge of the couch, I ran right into a side table
and went down hard. The leather notebook slid from my
hands and pages flew into the air like confetti. Looking up,
I saw the doorknob of the back door beginning to turn. I
was trapped. Trapped like a rat in a cage with no way out.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

ONE
The Death of the Great Pirate - 1

TWO
Barataria Bay - 5

THREE
Summer Reading - 8

FOUR
The Fort - 16

FIVE
Flippity-Flappity - 22

SIX
A Closer Look - 30

SEVEN
The Meaning - 38

EIGHT
X Marks the Spot - 44

NINE
The Mystery Box - 52

TEN
Our Faded Glory - 58

ELEVEN
The Sky Is Falling - 66

TWELVE
Busted - 72

THIRTEEN
An Empty Vessel - 78

FOURTEEN
Playyyy Ball - 83

FIFTEEN
Don’t Stop Believing - 92

SIXTEEN
The Caddy - 98

SEVENTEEN
Shattered Glass - 110

EIGHTEEN
Dripping with Blood - 119

NINETEEN
A Different Man - 127

TWENTY
The Secret Room - 134

TWENTY-ONE
Stowaways - 146

TWENTY-TWO
Running Like the Wind - 154

TWENTY-THREE
A Bridge Too Far - 163

TWENTY-FOUR
The Great Fall(s) - 171

TWENTY-FIVE
The Betrayal - 177

TWENTY-SIX
Trapped - 182

TWENTY-SEVEN
The Long and Winding Road Home - 190

TWENTY-EIGHT
Returning - 195

TWENTY-NINE
The Hunt - 203

THIRTY
A Sticky Situation - 210

THIRTY-ONE
The Cooties - 219

THIRT-TWO
One Last Try - 224

THIRTY-THREE
A Game to Remember - 232

THIRTY-FOUR
Making Contact - 239

THIRTY-FIVE
A Final Word - 249

About the Author - 255

About the Illustrator - 256

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Saltwater Taffy 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MWagner More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated which can be enjoyed by all ages. Positive messages and life lessons abound throughout the book. Take yourself and your kids on a great adventure. Highly recommend!
vegasmom719 More than 1 year ago
My daughter could not put the book down. She LOVED it. This is a must have in any book lovers collection.
BooksForKids More than 1 year ago
This book is extremely well written and beautifully illustrated. It's the kind of book that any tween will love -- boys and girls alike. Has something for everybody, but most importantly, offers great values and ideals. Give this book as a gift -- the recipient will be captivated, fascinated and grateful to you forever!
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i really like this book
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Omg i got his signaturr. The auothor i mean. He came to my scool @ sighed my planner!
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TIM ARTHUR More than 1 year ago
Luv because it is based in a small town
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We can't wait to participate in the 500 word continuation of the story competition!!! We are so excited to see what happens next!!