Eagleville, PA (PRWEB) July 11, 2006
DNA Press today announced the release of The Eye Pocket (ISBN 193325517X), a rollicking fantasy/adventure book for 7-12 year olds. The first in “The Fantastic Society of Peculiar Adventurers” series, this advanced chapter book employs quirky characters, wry wit and weird science to captive readers.
The Eye Pocket tells the story of Bobby Humblebeach, son of an unemployed adventurer, who thinks he lives in America’s most boring town. But when Bobby and two friends stumble across an Eye Pocket – an area of land caught between the past, present and future – Mr. Humblebeach abandons his couch and outfits the gang with the latest adventure equipment. Under cover of darkness, the four explore a world that is everything our planet was and will be. Their mission goes awry, however, when Mr. Humblebeach excavates a gold chest and awakens its wrongful owners.
Readers will delight at how Bobby Humblebeach and his friends refuse to bow to laziness, and how the enthusiasm and awkwardness of Mr. Humblebeach ultimately reveals how some adults may not be so different from children after all. The Eye Pocket inspires dreamers to action, no matter what boring town they may be trapped in.
“I was skeptical at first,” said Margery Margerystein, Head Librarian for The Museum of Unnatural History, and friend of the book’s author, E.J.Crow. “E.J. is always pestering me to read his books, which I usually can’t stand. I’ve learned to avoid him. So I was shocked when I read The Eye Pocket. It really is riveting! Crow’s story is a spellbinding and magnetic tour through life’s possibilities!”
A portion of the author’s proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Gift of Adoption Fund.
“Helping children is what it’s all about,” said Crow, at a recent Fantastic Society of Peculiar Adventurers meeting. “The Society is taking a step in this direction by aligning itself with Gift of Adoption Fund’s objectives. Now you can help by buying this book.”
E. J. Crow has written articles for The Boston Globe, New Scientist, and The Christian Science Monitor. He conducted research on anti-poaching efforts and the situation of the Tanzanian game scouts for his M.A. in International Studies from the University of Oregon. Crow is a field agent for The Fantastic Society of Peculiar Adventurers. He lives in Pleasant Hill, California.
Book binding: Paperback; Pages: 260
First printing: 10,000 copies; Marketing budget: $10,000
Distributor: http://www.IPGBOOK.COM; Orders: (800) 888-IPG1 (4741);
The book is available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor and other wholesalers.