Friday, January 2, 2009

Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-Logical Adventures

Pirates have become so popular, and they don't seem to be fading. I had the chance to read Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-Logical Adventures thanks to the Family Review Network.

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.
When I got the book, I planned on skimming it and then handing it off to one of my daughters to read. After the first paragraph I was already hooked. I had to double check and make sure it was a juvenile book. The book is full of adventure, heroes and of course villains. What makes this book even better though ... Woven into the plot are lessons on conservation, environmentalism and healthy eating. These lessons are revealed through the eyes of 6th grader “Big B” Brett Harrington, challenging his city-life views while he adapts to the island’s environmentally conscious culture.

I ended up reading the book with my 7 (2nd grade) and 11 year old (6th grade) daughters. They both enjoyed the book very much, along with myself. If you have a boy that doesn't like reading much, I guarantee he will get sucked into this story. I love that is a great read for girls as well.

This book is brought to us by a wonderful company ~ Nui. They are 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. By telling these adventure storiesin a kid friendly way, they are hoping that kids will gain a better understanding of these issues. From the sale of each copy of Curse of the Bone Pirates, Nui donates $1 to support Healthy Child Healthy World and Surfers for Cetaceans.

You can purchase Curse of the Bone Priates: Nui Island Eco-Logical Adventures for $11.95

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