The critically acclaimed "best book of the year" (NYT) is now on audio!

By Jon Agee Read by George Newbern Children’s Fiction / Humorous / Travel English, Unabridged 7m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs Tue Dec 16 00:00:00 UTC 2014 14.99 12.99 9781633795112 Add to Cart
							"Terrific," says Eugene, after winning an all-expenses-paid vacation in Bermuda. "I'll probably get a really nasty sunburn." Unfortunately, Eugene's luck is a lot worse than that. First, his cruise ship sinks, then he ends up stranded on a tiny island. But Eugene isn't alone. There's another castaway, a parrot with a busted wing, who tells him what there is to eat and drink and how to build a sailboat. Cranky Eugene pays attention, and his luck begins to change.

"With pithy humor and a knack for comic timing, Agee has created a character who will endear himself to readers despite his curmudgeonly exterior and posturing...Eugene's a grumpy old man, but sometimes, grumpy old men can surprise you. Sometimes, they even surprise themselves…This is a perfect read-aloud for older students who are developing an ear for sarcasm and younger children who will enjoy this offbeat adventure." - School Library Journal

"...this title encapsulates Agee's natural strengths: deadpan delivery, lean storytelling, and an impeccable design sense..." - Booklist