Wednesday, November 26, 2008
A BORING MAINE SUMMER (NOT REALLY)
The Legend of Old Salty is for comic book readers and those who love a bizzare and outrageous adventure.
Jack and Benny are dragged to Chowder Bay for the summer by their parents. In this New England town, their father insists on first stopping to get the traditional sweets, salt water taffy. When the candy store is robbed, the boys follow the trail of taffy wrappers only to discover that the thieves are lobsters stealing taffy for the big queen lobster, Old Salty, the legendary Sea Monster of Chowder Bay. All must do her bidding.
Jack and Benny and Angus, the old fisherman, must battle Old Salty in that age old struggle for power and taffy.
Salt Water Taffy: The Seaside Adventures of Jack and Benny. The Legend of Old Salty, V. 1 by Matthew Loux. For readers in 2nd-5th.