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About the author:
Drew Harmon grew up on the east side of Indianapolis in the
days when folks didn't lock their homes, seat-belts were optional,
and there were no mansions on Geist Reservoir.
He has worked in an assortment of occupations: from asbestos inspection
to massage therapy; sailing instruction to TV production; home health care
to micro-philanthropy, and independent publishing.
When not on the lake with his family, Drew acts as fundraiser and project consultant
for Messiah's Children Rescue and Life Center, located in Moi's Bridge, Kenya.
He is also the author of the sequel to Uncle Arctica, entitled The Storms of Tarshish.
Dear Mom, Blake thinks. Zoo? Museums? Chicago? No, Mom. I've been fighting pirates, werewolves, and psychopaths. I've done fifteen-thousand dollars in damage and got seven stitches to prove it. I've got a job. I've got pretty girls who keep grabbing my behind, and one who says she's not my girlfriend but is still crazy jealous of all the others. Uncle Carson walked out on me like the rest of my family, but I've been adopted by an ancient Highlander, who lets me do just about whatever I want, as long as I speak respectfully, stay out of the Mangrave Branch, and come home by 11:00. None of which I have managed to do...
Blake Barber's family is spending the summer in France, courtesy of his father's employer. But the company will only cover expenses for two additional family members - any more costs extra. And Blake, as always, is extra. The plan is to leave him in the care of his uncle for a few days, until his grandmother arrives to claim him. But she never does. The rigidly-sheltered, twelve-year-old Blake must adjust to the unorthodox lifestyle of his slacker uncle, and the touchy temper of a cantankerous old Scotsman; all while learning to deal with the outlandish, and frequently dangerous inhabitants of Highland Creek Reservoir (including an independent young kayaker who may or may not be his girlfriend.)
- Publication Date:
- 0692485899 / 9780692485897
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General