Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey

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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.
 

About Geoff Rodkey

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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.
 
Published May 29, 2012 by Puffin. 308 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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This promising new series starts out strong with a story filled to the brim with pirates, treasure, intrigue and swashbuckling suspense.

Mar 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Deadweather and Sunrise

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In this rousing debut novel, first in the Chronicles of Egg trilogy, screenwriter Rodkey turns his attention to the high seas.

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City Book Review

When suddenly his father disappears without a trace, and Egg is sent to live with the wealthy Pembrokes, he slowly comes to realize that the Pembrokes are not as pleasant as they at first seemed.

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Common Sense Media

Egg is often physically abused by his siblings, there's assorted pirate mayhem, at one point the children are attacked, the pirate captain punishes one of his crew by throwing the man overboard, and pirates almost force themselves on Millicent before Egg finds a way to stop them.

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Egg is often physically abused by his siblings, there's assorted pirate mayhem, at one point the children are attacked, the pirate captain punishes one of his crew by throwing the man overboard, and pirates almost force themselves on Millicent before Egg finds a way to stop them.

May 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Deadweather and Sunrise

Arlington Library

A stunning middle-grade debut--full of heart, humor, and nonstop actionIt'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 unu...

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