Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Skipping Stones at the Center of the Earth by Andy Hueller

Be sure to check back in July and join the virtual book tour and learn more about this awesome book!!

About the Book: Calvin Comet Cobble lives at Hidden Shores Orphanage. Location: the very center of the earth. Cal's life is full of the school bully and mean teachers, but when he meets Mr. E, who can skip a stone clear across Lake Arctic, everything about Cal's life changes. Told with wit and charm, Skipping Stones at the Center of the Earth is guaranteed to excite and inspire readers of all ages. (Goodreads)
First Line: In the months following Bartholomew Rogers' discovery of a Flathead screw with a head as big as Rhode Island underneath the snow and ice of Antarctica, elite geologists' conceptions of Earth were forever changed.

One Great Line: "But chetah-cake definitely, irrefutably, undeniably, inariably, and inevitably has the most disgusting consistency of any food humans have yet concocted." (47)

My Favorite Line: There were many descriptions that I loved: "His thoughts rolled through and dropped off his brain like rivers rushing to a waterfall..."(67)  and  "...the pleasing percussive shushing each time it touched down..." (179) Unfortunately, many of these sentences seemed long and clunky which take the reader from the story, focusing, instead upon the words. There were several that were wonderful: "Principal Warden had a violent, volcanic temper and a mega-phonic voice." Great alliteration and vivid images, but concise enough to flow.

Andy Hueller
Writer Info  

Who:   Andy Hueller is the author of Dizzy Fantastic and Her Flying Bicycle (Cedar Fort, 2010), as well as the upcoming Skipping Stones at the Center of the Earth (Cedar Fort, TBD). He writes every day--sometimes the work is a thrilling adventure, and other times it's a slog. He always feels better, however, after he's given it a go. Mr. Hueller teaches at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. He lives in Minneapolis, MN with his wife and their dog. (Amazon) 

First Book: Dizzy Fantastic and Her Flying Bicycle


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  1. Hello! I guess I'm now one of your 'people'? :)

    The book cover is adorable!


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