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The Seven Prequels
By (author): Sigmund Brouwer
9781459811522 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Florida Sep 20, 2016
$9.95 CAD
Active 5 x 7.5 x 0.48 in 192 pages Orca Book Publishers
CCBC Best Books 2017, Commended
Laid-back Little Torch Key gets a lot more interesting when Jim learns a dying man's secret.

Fishing for barracuda from a kayak in the Florida Keys. That's what Jim Webb thinks this resort vacation with his grandfather should be about. Except the dying resort owner holds the key to legend about a generations-old crime. A crime that is worth way too much to those who want the legend to be true. Webb soon discovers that what lurks in the sun, sand and shallow waters of the Keys is much more dangerous than a slashing game fish. And along the way, he learns an important truth about himself and his own past.

In this exciting prequel to Devil’s Pass and Tin Soldier, the musically gifted and tenacious Webb finds himself caught in a dangerous mystery.

Sigmund Brouwer writes for both children and adults. He is the author of Devil’s Pass in Seven (the series) and Tin Soldier in The Seven Sequels, Rock the Boat and Billboard Express (in the Limelights series), which all feature Jim Webb. In the last ten years, he has given writing workshops to students in schools from the Arctic Circle to inner-city Los Angeles. One of his latest novels, The Last Disciple, earned Sigmund an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America. Sigmund and his family live half the year in Nashville, Tennessee, and the other half in Red Deer, Alberta. For more information, visit

"Brouwer has a talent for taking readers on intense adventures...Highly recommended." - CM Magazine

"This fast-paced mystery should appeal to Webb fans and those seeking an intrigue-filled escape to the Keys." - Kirkus Reviews

"Of all of the Sevens, I liked Webb the best; Brouwer brings the troubled Webb to life in a way that grabs the reader and pulls them in…The balance between the development of Webb's newfound maturity and the dangers of the more quickly paced mystery is finely crafted. Webb's discussions with David—and the context for such discussions—are genuine, as are the mixed feelings Webb has for the ultimately deceptive Kristie. You can see from Webb and David in Barracuda the foundation of Webb's sorrow at David's death, and the source of the loving memories he has of his grandfather." - Resource Links

Also Available

The Seven Sequels Boxed Set Orca Book Publishers 9781459814301 $59.95 CAD Sep 20, 2016
The Seven Prequels Boxed Set Orca Book Publishers 9781459811706 $59.95 CAD Sep 20, 2016
Seven (the Series) Boxed Set Orca Book Publishers 9781459814295 $59.95 CAD Sep 20, 2016
Tin Soldier Sigmund Brouwer 9781459805460 $10.95 CAD Oct 01, 2014
Devil's Pass Sigmund Brouwer 9781554699384 $9.95 CAD Oct 10, 2012


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