Guest Author - Taisha Turner
The Uncle Duncle Chronicles tells Sage Smiley’s adventures with his uncle, Dunkirk. Uncle Dunkirk is a world traveler. He sends his nephew, Sage, postcards from all his travels. Sage nicknamed his favorite uncle, Uncle Duncle, because he was unable to properly pronounce Dunkirk when young.
Escape from Treasure Island: Uncle Duncle Chronicles, details an accidental trip to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. All the old friends are there: Jim Hawkins, Ben Gunn, Dr. Livesey, Captain Smollett, Squire Trelawney and of course, Long John Silver and his motley crew.
School is out and Sage plans to have a great summer vacation with his parents. However, the plans change. Instead of a vacation with his parents, there's one with Uncle Duncle. Sage can barely contain the excitement pumping through his middle-school body.
After packing Sage’s backpack with care, the two adventurers leave the family home in the town of Spruce Ridge. Uncle Duncle has other surprises, a Submarine Spitfire and an amulet. The talisman is a time portal which transfers the uncle and nephew to Treasure Island.
At first, Uncle Duncle and Sage are unaware they are on the famous island. Each have separate encounters with the Treasure Island and Hispaniola inhabitants.
Treasure Island is a lush and beautiful island, but Long John Silver is not a very hospitable host. He locks his guests in the brig. The pirate threatens harm by the blade, plank or even worse, the “nick of time.”
Join Sage and Uncle Duncle’s in their struggles to Escape from Treasure Island and help their newfound friends. Ride along with Long John Silver on his first air flight.
Read how Sage tries to explain World War II to a 1800's man. In other words, Darren Krill writes lots of humor in the pirate tale.
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