We were recently given the opportunity from Family Review Network to review Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-Logical Adventures.
From the site:
An evil force is destroying the natural wonders of Nui Island, and it’s up to three new friends to solve the mystery. When Big B is dragged from his comfortable life and close friends in Chicago by his grandfather’s mysterious affliction, he’s sure he’s going to have the worst summer ever. But soon after arriving in the tropical paradise of Nui Island, he is caught in a web of danger and intrigue. The Maemae reef is dying, his grandfather’s brilliant mind has been infected and creepy Island legends are coming to life. Big B and his new friends, Sam and Nalu, rely on wit, courage and strength to unravel Nui’s ancient mysteries. What they uncover will help them save the Island, restore his grandfather’s soul, and break the curse of the Bone Pirates. With a captivating plot, fascinating characters and an important ecological message, Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-Logical Adventures will haunt and delight young readers.
It is a really fun children's book that goes a long way towards teaching kids about the threats to our environment and getting them to take action at home, at school and in their neighborhood. Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-Logical Adventures is set in a place deep in the South Pacific Ocean on exotic, fictional Nui Island, it has everything other books like it have: adventure, villians and heroes, twists and turns in the plot,science, discovery and wonderment. In addition to all that woven into its action-packed plot, are subtle messages on conservation and sustainability, lessons on water purification, composting and bacteria use are revealed to the reader through the eyes of 6th grader Big B "Brett" Harrington as his city-life views and experiences are contrasted and challenged by the island's environmentally-conscious culture. It is done very well.
Nui is a healthy kids lifestyle brand that donates 50 percent of its beverage profits to children's health and environmental charities. The mission of the book is the same as the company's: to encourage kids to improve their physical, social and environmental health. Their hope is that by telling these adventure stories, in a manner that kids can relate to, kids will gain a better understanding of these issues.
Guess what!One lucky winner will get to win a copy of the book for their own!
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Giveaway ends on January 14, 2009. This giveaway is open to readers in the US only.
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