BIRD NERD - February 12, 2013
Eddie Waymire is not a birdwatcher. He's a birder. And he'd be the first to tell you that birders do more than watch. They listen, smell, and when necessary they taste. Eddie learned everything there is to know about birding from his dad, including the story of the mythical golden eagle. And then, when Eddie started sixth grade, his dad dropped dead right in the living room.
Now Eddie is in seventh grade and lives with his mom, the head janitor at West Plains Middle School. As the school year begins, Eddie tries to impress Gabriela, the new girl in town, but it's no use. She has no interest in a scrawny seventh grader who everyone calls bird this and bird that. To make matters worse, Eddie is paired with Mouton, an oversize ogre with an impulse control problem, for the year-long Science Symposium project. Eddie must find a way to survive seventh grade and make the most of his star-crossed life, all while searching for that elusive golden eagle. If he can do that, he just might soar higher than ever before.
This is my second middle grade book (ages 8-12). You can add it on Goodreads here.
The awesome cover was designed by Patrick Scott, who you can find here. His vision in capturing the essence of this story was right on the money.
Here are a few more cover pics:
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