Friday, May 19, 2017

The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd-Stanton

Erin wants to go to sea so badly but her mother won't let her.  It's too dangerous.  After all, there's a big black rock in the sea that shows up where you least expect it.  All the adults are afraid of it.

Flying Eye Book sent me a copy of this book to read for review.  It will published June 13th.

When Erin manages to hide from her dog on the boat and actually goes to sea, she meets the Black Rock up close and personal.  She falls out of the boat!  Instead of drowning, the Rock picks her up and holds her above the water.  She finds out the Black Rock is a creature who attracts the sea animals.  But the adults in her village don't listen to her.  They intend to destroy the rock.

It's a good thing that Erin has a strong backbone.  She puts up a good argument against it standing on the rock and saves her friend.  She also is saving the fisherman's livelihood even if they don't want to admit it.  Erin is our hero for the day and it's just her first battle...

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