READER REVIEW: "The Up North Adventure series might be a refreshing alternative to some of the young adult series out there. Griffy and Pike are 'tween boys whose world is devoid of the petty longings of the boys in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Instead, [their] adventures are reminiscent of the Hardy Boys." --Katherine Prior
Rating: 5 Stars
For Corbett Griffith III, divorce and two busy parents mean goodbye city life, hello great outdoors. With their busy Chicago careers and schedules, his parents just don't seem to have any time for him. When his mother sends him to his uncle's Wisconsin fishing resort for the summer, Corbett feels that there's no one pulling for him or caring what happens to him.
But all of that changes at Whispering Pines Lodge, Corbett learns he is never really alone, thanks to his Uncle Dell, who takes care of him, and his new friend Pike, who pulls him into one mischievous adventure after another. It's a summer of change for ten-year-old Corbett--even his name changes, when a cute girl calls him "Griffy," a nickname he likes enough to keep.
When Griffy catches two elusive walleyes, he is surprised to discover how much he likes fishing. Eager to test his newfound skills, he and Pike are stunned to hear that a seventy-pound muskie is on the loose. They resolve to catch the ferocious fish, no matter what. For Pike catching a world record muskie would be about the sport. For Griffy it would be about something more. Maybe, just maybe, if he caught that fish is parents would take notice.
Think alligator. Think prehistoric beast. Think mean.
Will they be able to catch the muskie and stop it from attacking anyone or anything?
G. M. Moore is a former newspaper writer, editor and columnist. The author grew up battling game fish on the lakes of northern Wisconsin. During the summer months, you can still find the Chicago-area author up north and out on the lake.
~BARGAIN BOOK ALERT~
Amazon Reader Review: Lee Edward Fodi, the "Wizard of Words", returns with his newest adventure in, Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve. In his legendary way, Author and illustrator, Lee Edward Fodi, flawlessly mixes magic, monsters and mystery for his readers...Mythic archetypes, hair-raising action and humor makes this installment of the Kendra Kandlestar chronicles a book fans of fantasy will be tempted to stay up all night to read. This family friendly series and exciting book is filled with thought provoking issues, Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve will entertain readers of all ages. -- Hassler's Review
RATING: 4.9 stars
TRAPPED IN A PIT OF MONSTERS . . . When young Kendra Kandlestar is granted a wand by the ancient tree of Een, she yearns to become a great sorceress. But magic doesn’t come easily to Kendra, and she soon turns to the shard from Greeve—and its dark power—to help her rescue her brother from the Rumble Pit, a deadly gladiator arena where all manner of mythical creatures are forced to fight in a fierce contest for survival. Yet, as Kendra is seduced by the power of the insidious shard, she discovers that the greatest battle just might be the one brewing inside her own heart. Is this a war she can win
? There’s only one way to find out: Behold the Shard from Greeve, and enter a world of magic, monsters, and mystery!
Lee Edward Födi (or Mr. Wiz, as he is so often called) likes to think of himself as a daydreaming specialist. When he is not daydreaming himself, he teaches daydreaming—mostly to kids who, it seems to him, are already pretty good at daydreaming, though they just haven’t learned how to put it to good use yet. Födi loves mythology and visiting exotic places where he can explore tombs, mazes, castles, and crypts—not to mention tiny places tucked between here and there. http://www.kendrakandlestar.com