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Preview — WhipEye by Geoffrey Saign
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WINNER 2015 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS--CHILDREN'S FICTION
WINNER 2015 OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S FICTION IAN Book of the Year Awards
Charlie, a thousand-year-old wise-cracking parrot, convinces animal nerd Samantha and her spunky side-kick Jake to save him and ...more
4 FULLY STARS!
Another beautiful cover.Actually the cover is what dragged me to read this.I wasn't really interested on the plot before reading it,because I am not much of an animal fan.But this cover,this awesome color-matching cover made me read this.And I am so grateful for that.
WhipEye is a brilliant adventure fiction with a lot of suspense and thrilling moments.I have read this in 2 days and I was pretty caught up with it.It is a children,young adult fiction and the talking was a little...more
I was 6 chapters into it (however I have been pushing myself to read it since chapter 2) when I decided that this book was not doing it for me. And I normally love books that are shooting for the middle-grade audience.
The whole setting of the book was so unrealistic it put me off right away. The main character, Sam, was not very likable, and she didn't feel like a real girl at all.
Things were happening way ...more
• WINNER 2015 International Book Award—Children’s Fiction, US Book News
• WINNER 2015 Outstanding Children’s Fiction—IAN Book of the Year Awards
• TOP CHOICE—LitPick.com the #1 rated site online for kids reviewing books
• BRONZE AWARD—eLit Awards.com
• NOTABLE INDIE—Best Indie Book, Shelf Unbound
5 STAR review By Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite
From the very start, Geoffrey Saign’s well-written adventure had me hooked on every word. With a vast cocktail of emotions spread throughout, ...more
It all begins with the fact that the fantasy world ...more
Let me start out by saying this is NOT what I expected when WhipEye was handed to me. Over the last several years, we have seen time and again authors trying to follow ...more
Attention to details best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There's an abundance of well illustrated scenes that actually make you feel like you are right there in the story -or at least wish you were - and that's something I really look for in a good book.
This captivating and praiseworthy effort had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows ...more
After her mother passes away, twelve year-old Samantha finds solace in her regular visits to the Endless Pet Store where she talks to a Congo African Gray Parrot named Charlie. Her life forever changes when, to her surprise, Charlie talks back and asks her to bust him out of the pet store explaining that he is a methuselah – a thousand year old magical creature being held captive by the evil pet store owner, Magnar. When Sam ...more
Samantha a.k.a Sam, the protagonist of this story, is sad over her mother’s death and finds solace in the company of a talking parrot, Charlie, in a pet store. However, one day when the parrot asks her to help break him out of the store and thus from the holds ...more
We meet Sam, who is grieving for her mother, as is her father, and their relationship has basically broken down as they simply cannot talk to each other about their grief. ...more
After the death of her mom last year, Sam has become withdrawn. Her father rarely speaks to her, she no longer has any friends, and spends most of her time in her room. Her only escape seems to be the animals in their rescue shelter and an enchanted parrot who lives in a pet store. Feeling down, she visits ...more
WhipEye tells the story of Samantha, a 12 year old girl who helps her father take care of animals. One day, she visits her friend Charlie, a parrot, in a pet store only to discover that he is a thousand year old being charged with guarding the Earth. Vowing to protect Charlie from an ominous ...more
Jake is a ...more
This is a very interesting book. It begins harmlessly enough with a young girl, Sam, trying to sneak into a pet store to visit an African Grey parrot. His name is Charlie and for one year he has been a great listener and the keeper of her secrets. The shopkeeper doesn’t approve of Sam’s visit and seems a little bit too protective of the parrot. Pretty soon we discover that he is a very nasty piece of work and our young heroine is justifiably frightened of him.
Young Sam finds ...more
Animal rights, loss, depression and adventure feed the plot of this story. WhipEye is a staff of power or is it merely a manifestation of a young girls power and love of animals. Sam mourns the loss of her mother and finds herself in a struggle that threatens the fabric of her world.
The author does a nice job on showing a coming of age of a couple of kids while helping Samantha learn how to cope with her loss and recognize the loss her father is also harboring.
Mr. Saign does not disappoint you by embellishing a fast paced story only to have a disappointing ending. From the moment he introduces Sam, then Charlie and each consecutive character, the adventure gets more intense. Sam is a young girl reeling from her mother’s death a year later, while Jake is a lonely boy trying to ...more
This middle grade fantasy touches on friendship, honesty, righteousness, and overcoming tragedy. A very relatable story for kids today, a young girl grieving over the loss of her mother and the severe change ...more
From the beginning its action packed adventure that leads into a wild journey to save two worlds. Without missing a beat the author is able to clearly define the individual characters and flesh out the details along the way. A wonderfully written fantasy novel that will ...more
The danger to the children was quite serious and the parents' concern for them was realistic. In many books where children go on adventures I feel like the parents don't seem very concerned ...more
Fantasy and magic at its finest. The author did an amazing job of creating a world and inserting interesting and fun characters. The kids enjoyed this one and can not wait to read more by Geoffrey. If you have a taste for adventure with a magical twist check this book out!
Award-winning author Geoffrey Saign has spent many years studying kung fu and sailed all over the South Pacific and Caribbean. He uses that experience and sense of adventure to write the Jack Steel and Alex Sight thriller action series.
Geoff’s love of wildlife led him to write the award-winning fantasy series, Magical Beasts. He is also the author of a stress reduction book, and Green Essentials ...more