The Secret Island of Edgar Dewitt by Ferrill GibbsThe Secret Island of Edgar Dewitt by Ferrill Gibbs

The Secret Island of Edgar Dewitt

byFerrill Gibbs

Paperback | September 5, 2017

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Edgar Dewitt is the new kid in town. Moving from Alabama to Mount Lanier, Washington has been quite the change, and Edgar quickly realizes making new friends won't be as easy as he thought. On his first day in town, he meets one of Mount Lanier's best: the incorrigible Chris Weedy, who's as bright as a sack of socks and as mean as you can get. 

One day while exploring the woods behind his new house, Edgar discovers something mysterious: an old abandoned cabin. But the real magic happens when he finds something even more magnificent inside the cabin itself: a dark and ominous hole. After studying the hole for a few days, Edgar musters his courage and jumps in feet first. It takes him straight through the center of the earth to a tiny island in the middle of the Indian ocean, and Edgar knows he's stumbled upon something ancient. Something secret--a seemingly impossible way to journey to the other side of the world. 

For the next several weeks, the island becomes a sanctuary where Edgar can escape Chris Weedy's cruel taunting and his parents' constant questions. But a sudden, nearby wildfire threatens to engulf the town in flames and take Edgar's volunteer firefighter father along with it. Edgar must act fast and decide between saving his new town or keeping his newly found safe haven.
Ferrill Gibbs is a writer and singer/songwriter from the Alabama Gulf Coast, whose songs have been featured in American Songwriter Magazine and CMJ, material that iTunes has called, ". . . fully arranged pop songs thatliterate and mature music fans could enjoy."He graduated a touch beneath summa cum laude in English at Auburn Universit...
Title:The Secret Island of Edgar DewittFormat:PaperbackDimensions:293 pages, 7.9 × 5 × 0.7 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:Amberjack PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944995218

ISBN - 13:9781944995218


Editorial Reviews

"Edgar Dewitt is an adventurous and smart boy who just moved from a small fishing town in Alabama to Mount Lanier, Washington. As Edgar was exploring the woods behind his new backyard, he ran into something quite mysterious: a shack, with a very deep hole in the middle of the floor. This hole is the entrance to Edgar's double life, with math tests by day and adventures by night. During his adventures he makes friends, and enemies.It was a great book, well written and full of adventures. It had some really interesting characters with some great personalities, making it a wonderful book for anyone over the age of ten. It was a good-sized book, and I couldn't stop reading it. I could really visualize the story. Although the story was a fantasy and not based off of real science, you feel like it could really happen. It was suspenseful. I think it would make a great movie." - Charlie, Age 13