By Dave Shelton
A boy and a endure visit sea, built with a suitcase, a comic, and a ukulele. The undergo assures the boy that they're touring a quick distance and it quite shouldn't take very lengthy. yet then they come upon "unforeseeable anomalies": turbulent stormy seas! a terrifying sea monster! and the rank continues to be of The final Sandwich. the percentages are pitted opposed to the boy and the undergo and their boat.
Will the Harriet, their relied on vessel, face up to the violent lashings of the salty waves? and may somebody ever solution their message in a bottle?
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Oh come on, princess,” he cajoled, switching tactics. “Don’t be mad. You know how she hates being cooped up in that stinky barn all the time. She’s a dragon. ” Trinity crossed her arms over her chest, her eyes flashing fire. “Yeah, well, what if someone saw her? What if they captured her? ” He stiffened, offended by her implication. Even though he’d been petrified of the very same thing only a few minutes before. “It’s pitch black. m. In the middle of nowhere, Texas. Trust me, we’ve never even seen another—” He clamped his mouth shut.
To even have an apartment at all—never mind a real two-bedroom with four walls and a true door—in this day and age was, to most, an unattainable dream. “Connor! ” He looked up to see his mother come out from the bedroom, wearing a thin floral housedress, her hair tied up in a kerchief. She looked frailer than he’d remembered. indd 53 6/19/14 11:59 AM M ari M ancusi lost weight. And her skin was so pale it was nearly translucent. When she threw her arms around him in a hug, he was half- afraid he’d break her like a china doll.
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton