Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bargain eBooks #74: 2 From Debra Chapoton

Tick in Time by Debra Chapoton

Genre: Childrens, Action/Adventure

Price: $2.99

Where to Get It: (for Kindle)

TICK IN TIME, by Debra Chapoton, is a middle-grade fantasy-fiction novel with surprising twists, unusual creatures, quirky riddles and (gently) scary moments. Tommy MacArthur is a 6th-grader who is spending the summer at his grandparents’ with his younger brother. Though he is warned not to run past the old pendulum clock he does, of course, and the clock ticks when it should have tocked and Tommy is plunged into another dimension. He navigates through a number of adventures before stumbling upon the solution to returning. When he shows his new friend, Noelle, how to slip into the strange land, the two of them fearlessly explore. However their younger siblings have followed them through the portal and that means trouble. And who or what will follow them back?

Bigfoot Day, Ninja Night by Debra Chapoton

Genre: Children’s, Action/Adventure


Where to Get It: (for Kindle)

BIGFOOT DAY, NINJA NIGHT, by Debra Chapoton, is two books in one. Anna and her friends skip the school fair to explore the woods behind the playground. They find evidence of a Sasquatch then can’t find their way out of the woods. Things get worse when they take shelter in what might be Bigfoot’s nest.

In the second story Luke and his brother, Nick, go on a boys only camping trip, but things get weird and scary very quickly. Is there a ninja in the woods with them? Mysterious things happen as day turns into night.

What I found in the sample:

The voice is strong, appropriate for this age group, and the action starts right away. Immediately the reader is drawn in by the intrigue of the situation--something strange is going on in the woods. There's even some humor sprinkled in.

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