Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cooper and the Enchanted Metal Detector by Adam Osterweil

I'll tell you a secret:  I think Cooper is the enchanted one in this story...

Myrick Marketing & Media, LLC and Net Galley allowed me to download a copy of this ebook for review (thank you).  It was published the first of May and is available in hardcover or ebook form.

Cooper and his Mom sell antiques in their old barn.  The property has been in the family for years.  His Mom knows antiques (studies on them all the time) and Cooper sets the prices.  They make enough to survive, but that's about it.

Cooper's specialty is prying his way into garage sales early.  He pretends he has a missing cat and asks for one special item he can lay eyes on from the door.  It makes all those in line furious, but he doesn't care.

His life changes when an old woman asks him to throw out an old metal detector when he takes his garage sale find home.  He doesn't know how to use it, but it still seems to have life in it, so he takes it home to play with.

There's one thing you need to know about Cooper.  Things talk to him.  His bike, his metal detector and more all have conversations with him and complain about being left alone outside or dropped.  His metal detector even has a face on it, like a smiley face.

He's amazed to find that where they live is on an old battlefield and he finds artifacts that amaze him.  The problem is that others have an interest in them, too.  Will he and his Mom be able to keep their farm?  You'll have to read the book to see how it's resolved.

Happy reading.

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