The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer . . .
Teachers on the first day of school often ask that dreaded question, “How did you spend your summer vacation?” Dreaded, that is, unless you happen to be a lucky young boy who had a spectacular, adventurous summer – one that starts with a message in a bottle. But it isn’t just a message. No. It is a map — a treasure map. But then a magpie comes by and steals that map right out of the boy’s hand and flies away. The boy chases the magpie to a pirate ship, but that doesn’t work out too well. He ends up almost being eaten by a giant squid, but is rescued by a submarine. The captain puts him to work right away. When they surface, they have traveled back in time. The adventure goes on, getting more interesting and outrageous until the end, where young readers will find the best twist ever.
Author Davide Cali has a fantastic imagination that will keep youngsters (and the adults reading the book) laughing all through. Clever illustrations by Benjamin Chaud are full of fun details and really help to complete the story. Readers, young and old, will find this a great, fun diversion.
Davide Cali • Benjamin Chaud