Well, friends, I’m happy to say that today is Day 1 of your summer vacation! It’s going to be a great summer, and I can’t wait to jump in and begin to read all the books that are stacked three-feet high on my nightstand.
I’m super excited because many of you have already contacted me about the books YOU are reading. That’s really KOOL!!!!! Here’s the scoop on what I’m reading right now…
The book is called “Stranded” by Ben Mikaelsen.
http://www.benmikaelsen.com/ I’m only about a third of the way through the book, but I’m completely hooked! It’s about a 12-year-old girl named Koby who lives by the ocean. She lost her foot 4 years ago in an accident, her parents are splitting up, and she goes out to sea everyday in her little boat because that’s where she is happiest. One day, when she is out at sea, she comes across an injured mother whale who gives birth to a baby whale. She ends up helping them out and names the mother “Lady” and the baby “Squirt.” I can’t wait to see what happens next. I have a feeling Koby is going to make a huge difference in Lady and Squirt’s lives.
Ben Mikaelsen happens to be the author of one of my favorite novels, “Touching Spirit Bear.” Check out this Prezi presentation I found on the Internet…it ends with a book trailer on the book. http://prezi.com/ntxx4kfno1ki/ben-mikaelsen-american-author-prezi/