ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by Sherry Ellis
Ages 8+ | 104 Pages
Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press | ISBN-13: 9781939844989
Publisher’s Book Summary: Bubba and Squirt are back for another rousing quest as they travel through the mysterious vortex to Paris, France. It’s another wild adventure as they track down art thieves, encounter terrifying monsters, and discover the whereabouts of their missing father.
Will they make it out alive or join the rest of the skeletons in the City of Bones?
Coming Soon: The fourth book in the series, Bubba and Squirt’s Shield of Athena, will be released on May 7, 2024, and the final book, Bubba and Squirt’s Legend of the Lost Pearl, will be released in September 2024.
Bubba and Squirt can’t seem to stay home and live an adventure-free life. First they discover that you can dig a hole to China, if you have a magic shovel (Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China). Another trip through the portal hidden in their backyard lands them in Belize (Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure). And this time they emerge from their trip and find they are in the catacombs of Paris. Luckily they meet two kids, Jacques and Simone, who speak English and help them find their way around the city. The reason for this trip is a dream Bubba had about finding their missing father. Dad disappeared while performing an underwater escape trick and hasn’t been seen for a week. While magicians do sometimes disappear, they generally reappear, so the concern is understandable. Bubba convinces Squirt his dream may lead them to Dad, or at least clues to his whereabouts. The dream featured a painting. But how can they narrow down where to look for an art-related clue in a city as full of museums and artists as Paris? Along with all the dangers and intrigues they encounter during these adventures, there are also the amazing sights of other lands and the familiar bickering between siblings. In this title they see the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Tuileries Gardens among other famous landmarks. Back matter includes more information about the catacombs and art thieves, as well as a glossary of French words, a map, a bibliography, and even a recipe for crepes. For readers who enjoy learning about places around the world while rooting for heroes to defeat villains, this would be a good place to start.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sherry Ellis is an award-winning author and professional musician who plays and teaches the violin, viola, and piano. When she is not writing or engaged in musical activities, she can be found doing household chores, hiking, or exploring the world. Ellis has previously published Bubba and Squirt’s Big Dig to China; Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure; Don’t Feed the Elephant; Ten Zany Birds; That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN; and That Mama is a Grouch. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
For more information about her work, she invites you to visit her website at www.sherryellis.org.