A Book Your Kids Will Eat Up

I recommended this book about two years ago and it remains as clever as ever.  In the interest of full disclosure it is about cannibalism, but to be fair, no family members were harmed in the reading of this book.  This is a book your kids will eat up!

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Title: The Secret of Ferrell Savagesecret-of-ferrell-savage a book your kids will eat up

Author: J. Duddy Gill

Target: Grades 3-7

Series: No

What this book is about:
Ferrell Savage is a pretty easy going guy. At twelve he can finally participate in the Big Sled Race on Golden Hill where each kid must build their own contraptions to get down the hill. His best friend Mary is literately going down in the kitchen sink, Ferrell pieces together a lawn chair on skis, and a new kid arrives with a sled that is guaranteed to be a winner. Turns out the new kid has it out for Ferrell and threatens to expose a deep dark family secret.  Ferrell must win a death defying sled race against this kid or his secret will get out but there is no way the new kid is backing down despite the harrowing challenge.

Why I love this book:
Funny with a capital F. I don’t often laugh out loud while reading books, but this one had me guffawing in my chair. From the disastrous first sled race to the realization that Ferrell’s great-great-great uncle ate his best friend Mary’s relative, there is no end to hilarity. My son read it after I did and kept coming out to recount the funny parts of the book.

I enjoyed the fact that the back story is based on real people and events. An interesting bit of history thrown into this delightful tale.

Who this book is for:
Kids who like realistic fiction and who like to laugh.

Final thoughts:
There aren’t too many books on cannibalism out there, so really this one is not to be missed. (I could make a clever pun here, but would you eat it up or think it bites? Oops!)

To purchase this book:
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