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The Deliverers: Sharky and the Jewel
by Greg Slomba   

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Publisher:  Create Space ISBN-10:  146100361X Type: 
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200

Copyright:  November 5, 2011 ISBN-13:  9781461003618
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The Deliverers: Sharky and the Jewel

Twelve year old Eric Scott is called by Stig, a talking owl, to journey to another world to save a fishing village from a band of bloodthirsty pirates. Once there, Eric discovers that delivering the town is but one of the problems he'll have to solve.

Twelve year old Eric Scott is called by Stig, a talking owl, to journey to another world to save a fishing village from a band of bloodthirsty pirates. Once there, Eric discovers that delivering the town is but one of the problems he'll have to solve.

Can a 12 year old boy, a talking owl, a headstrong girl and an outcast dwarf save a village, much less an entire world? Find out as they set out on the journey of a lifetime to defeat an immortal pirate, face their fears, and fulfill an ancient prophecy.

"Slomba delivers an action-packed adventure that's sure to thrill middle grade and younger readers...In addition to the quest to save Calendria, Eric struggles to regain his own confidence, making this a lovely story of self-discovery as well."--Mary Reilly, A Book A Day

"Take one bewildered hero, add a slightly pompous talking owl to guide him, stir in a stubborn girl whose village is threatened by pirates, blend with a secret mountain full of dwarves, an eerie dead forest guarded by gigantic bats, and top it with a mysterious jewel rumored to be the size of a large pizza and you have an entrancing story literally out of this world. Slomba's imagination knows no bounds as one surprise after another keeps the hero, and the reader, busy fending off the next crisis." -Louise Ladd, children's author, and owner of The Book Doctor

"I liked Eric because he was smart and braver than he knew. He also had to rely on friends to help him solve the problems that arise and this seemed very real to me."--
Stephanie Robinson, children's author and blog reviewer for The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow

"The book is amazing right from the first page and I often found it difficult to put down. This book is a true fantasy and one I greatly enjoyed."--Denise Lawson, reviewer

The Deliverers: Sharky and the Jewel is a wild and exciting ride with lots of twists and turns that will captivate both the young and young at heart. If you enjoyed The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit, you'll love The Deliverers: Sharky and the Jewel!
     
Excerpt
“What do you have to report, Stig?” the Lord Mayor asked.

“Well, it could be worse,” the owl said. “It seems that the catapults did a significant amount of damage to one of the ships. It appears to be sinking. This has effectively cut off the lead ship from the others—at least until the foundering vessel sinks.

“The other three ships have picked up survivors and have begun to bombard the ridges. It doesn’t look good for our friends up there, I’m afraid. They are drawing heavy fire.”

Eric’s mind was racing. A wild hope rose within him. “Sharky’s cut off !”

“Aye, but only for a while, lad,” the Lord Mayor reminded him.

“Well, let’s take advantage of it while we’ve got the chance!” Cordon bellowed.

The Lord Mayor nodded. “Go tell Weatherbee and Wainscott to launch those boats into the bay.”

Cordon grinned and rose to race off.
“No need!” cut in Stig, and pointed a wing towards the harbor.

Eric peered above the wall and saw three small boats drifting toward the pirate ship. He also saw that the ship was starting to turn.

“Hey, she’s coming about!”

They all watched as the ship’s bow began to swing to the right so that its guns could fire a broadside at the village. No one on board the Deathwind seemed to have noticed the small boats in the water. The ship’s bow was turning toward the floating bombs.

Eric held his breath. Would they get lucky? Suddenly, one of the boats exploded in a ball of orange and yellow flame.

Hallo shook his head. “Fuse was too short, don’t ya know,” he muttered.

Confused shouts and exclamations could be heard coming from the pirate ship.

“They’re surprised!” Eric said. “They didn’t know we have black powder!”

“You’re right, lad,” the Lord Mayor said. “But we may have tipped our hand too soon.”

Sharky’s wheelman was checking the ship’s turn to avoid the floating bombs, making it unable to fire a volley for the time being.

However, the other two boats blew up harmlessly, enabling the Deathwind to come about again.

“Nan, best get your archers ready!” the Lord Mayor said.

“Right,” she replied. “Everyone, light arrows!”

Fifty points of light twinkled in the dwindling darkness as the archers took aim and loosed their arrows. Many fell short, but a few found their marks, picking off gunners and starting a few small fires.

As a result, only seven of the twelve cannon fired on the village. Buildings on the hillside behind them were ripped apart.

The villagers responded with more flaming arrows, trying to keep the pirates occupied in extinguishing the fires that erupted.

Nevertheless, the gunners managed a second volley that raked the village once more.

Standing on the deck amid a red glow, Eric could see a large pirate waving a huge cutlass and bellowing orders.

“Is that...?” he asked.

“Yes,” Kate hissed. “It’s Sharky!”

“I had a feeling.”

“Look, they’re through!” Hallo said.

Sure enough, Eric could see three other ships coming up from behind.


Professional Reviews

Stephanie Robinson--The Secret DMS Files
Eric has never talked to birds before, nor has he heard of a land called Calendria. All of that changes when an ordinary campout changes his life forever. After an owl named Stig asks him to go on an adventure with him, Eric is intrigued and agrees to go. They travel through a door to the Hallway of Worlds and the Gatekeeper gives them their assignment. From there Stig and Eric enter a new world and meet a member of Calendria, Kate. She is convinced that they are “The Deliverers” from an old legend and that they have been sent to help her people get away from Sharky, a pirate that has been making life difficult for her village. Are Eric and Stig going to be able to save Kate and her family and friends from Sharky and the pirates? Are they “The Deliverers”? What happens when Eric has to overcome his worst fears? Read this action-packed adventure book to find out!


I just finished reading The Deliverers: Sharky and the Jewel by Gregory Slomba and it was a wonderful story. I liked Eric because he was smart and braver than he knew. He also had to rely on friends to help him solve the problems that arise and this seemed very real to me. The action started right in the first chapter and continued to pick up from there. I think that kids in 4th grade through 8th grade would really like this book- older kids and adults would also find it to be an interesting read! A story that includes pirates, talking animals, dwarfs, and ancient magic will appeal to anyone that enjoys The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings. A great way to introduce kids to the fantasy genre!


A Book A Day-Mary Reilly
The accidental death of his father haunts twelve-year-old Eric Scott, and he thinks he's dreaming again when Stig, a talking owl from another world, shows up late one night. Stig wants Eric to help him on a quest to deliver the small seaside town of Calendria from a greedy pirate named Sharky. Eric agrees, but doubts his qualifications; could he possibly be a hero? Once there, Eric discovers that delivering the town is but one of the problems he'll have to solve. With Stig and new friends Kate and an outcast dwarf named Hallo Tosis, Eric battles for Calendria--and himself!

Slomba delivers an action-packed adventure that's sure to thrill middle grade and younger readers. Even little ones (I'm thinking first and second graders) will enjoy this tale as a read-aloud because of its magical characters (a talking owl! a conniving pirate!) and wacky humor (like the name of the dwarf) in a fascinating and well-conceived setting. In addition to the quest to save Calendria, Eric struggles to regain own confidence, making this a lovely story of self-discovery as well. Highly recommended for ages 6 to 12.



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