Deadweather and Sunrise: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 1

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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.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on May 29, 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 9780399257858
ISBN-13: 9780399257858
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  • penguin313
    penguin313Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 6:45 am55 stars
    This is a good book. It is about a boy named Eggbert who is being chased by a man named Roger Pembroke, who wants to kill Egg.
    • thumsup
      thumsupSunday, April 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm
      I need to add a new pirate book to my shelf- other than that, the reason why I picked it is because........ I REALLY WANNA READ IT!!!!!!
      • xxpish
        xxpishSaturday, April 20, 2013 at 8:45 am55 starsFeatured
        Egbert is 13 years old, and lives on Deadweather Island, where the weather is always bad on his family's ugly fruit plantation. When his father puts together a crew on short notice, they are off to Sunrise, where the weather is perfect. Then they meet a man named Roger Pembroke, who invites them over to have dinner. Egbert, who's new nickname is Egg, falls in love with Pembroke's daughter; Millicent, and after Pembroke puts Egg's family on a hot-air balloon, they never return. Egg lives with the Pembrokes for three weeks, then on a journey up the side of the mountain with a man named Birch; Egg loses Pembroke's trust. In a thrilling tale of pirates, treasure, friendship and hiding, Geoff Rodkey delights readers with boatloads of action and a lot of not knowing who to trust. Will Pembroke find the treasure that he long has looked for, or will Egg find it first? What I thought about it: Deadweather And Sunrise was a fantastical read. The cover captured my attention and lured me in, for which I am very glad. Geoff Rodkey writes with such description, and sells you from the first few chapters. His imagination is wild and his touch of love is captivating. There are lots of emotions in this story: love, fear, hate, and many others. I could not put it down. The action in this book was enthralling, and made you wonder what would happen next. Deadweather And Sunrise is a must read for fan of pirates, action and suspense.

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