There's been some chatter about books for reluctant boy readers and I would like to recommend this one.
If you like the Alex Rider teenage hero series by Anthony Horowitz then you will love Eddie Red's middle grade equivalent.
Copyright 2014 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 248 pages.
This is Marcia Wells debut novel. Prior to writing she was a middle grade teacher. She lives in Vermont.
Illustrated by Marcos Calo.
Eleven year old, Edmund Lonnrot (pronounced lawn rot) alias Eddie Red, has a photographic memory and not to bad at drawing. His best friend Jonah, is his sidekick and a genius.
How does a sixth grader become an agent? It starts with a trip to the ice cream shop. Edmund's dad has some bad news.His hours have been cut and his parents won't be able to afford the Senate Academy. Before this news has time to sink in, a cry for help comes from the alley.
Edmund's Dad takes off to help. This leads to Edmund and his dad going to the precinct and Edmund sits with an artist and describes the man he saw running away. When the artist can't get it right, Edmund asks if he can try.
Now the Chief of Police wants to employ Edmund to help them catch art thieves.
Now the fun begins!
It's always good to have a running list of books to read, so a leave a comment with a book for a reluctant reader. You can list more one!
See you next week!
Toni Carlucci, if you're reading this, I need your address to mail Stephen Kin's book "On Writing".