A PIECE OF THE SKY by David Patneaude


Age Range: 11 - 14
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Following the discovery by Dr. John Evans of a valuable ten-ton meteorite in a remote area of mountainous Port Orford, Ore., in 1856, the modern consequences swing from attempted murder motivated by greed to natural wonder born by scientific curiosity. Fourteen-year-old Russell is interested in the meteorite because his great grandfather was with the team who originally found it. He has developed a love for geology, and he’s in town to help close up his sick grandfather’s home. No one knows where the meteorite is except Legs, a harmless blind man, whose research in better days and foolish tenacity has kept his map secret for seven years. There is high melodramatic tension because a dangerous man is stalking Legs and his friends. This exciting treasure hunt has all the elements of a thriller, and the gun-wielding bad guy on the trail of the friends rocks the plot into hyper-mode. An entertaining light summer read. (Fiction. 11-14)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8075-6536-0
Page count: 194pp
Publisher: Whitman
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2007


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