So congratulations and a mighty woo-HOO to David again for Tuesday’s release of his latest mid-grade novel, HENRY CICADA’S EXTRAORDINARY ELKTONIUM ESCAPADE! (HarperCollins.)
It’s no surprise when the doghouse in Henry Cicada’s backyard starts glowing. After all, it’s made out of Elktonium, a luminescent green metal his mom invented. But Henry is surprised when the doghouse transports him into the imagination of a twelve-year-old girl named Lulu. So surprised, in fact, he forgets his whole plan to be just ordinary.
But as Henry gets to know Lulu, he realizes she’s a real girl who is in real trouble. Henry knows he has to help Lulu, but doing something so heroic, so courageous, so audacious . . . well, it would mean abandoning his quest to be ordinary once and for all.
This wacky, heartfelt adventure emphasizes the importance of just being yourself . . . no matter how unordinary that may be.
“Wry, bizarre, and as audacious as Henry himself, this is one fantasy/adventure not to be missed.” -School Library Journal
ISBN: 9780062377456, ages 8 to 12
David Teague lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with his family: the astounding novelist Marisa de los Santos, the beautiful singer Annabel, and the jazzy pianist Charles. He teaches literature at the University of Delaware, works in the library at Charles and Annabel’s school, and loves to read books–silently, out loud, in bed, in the back yard, and in the side yard. He plays the violin but doesn’t practice enough. In David’s opinion, Boris Kulikov, the illustrator of “Franklin’s Big Dreams,” rocks!
Again, congratulations, David, and best of luck with HENRY CICADA’S EXTRAORDINARY ELKTONIUM ESCAPADE!