Dec 31, 2008

The Curse of the Bone Pirates-Nui Island Eco-logical Adventures

The Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-logical Adventures

Author: B.T. Hope

Need a little adventure?

I must say, with school lessons on hold for the holidays things can get rather "blah" and boring around here for the kids.. ....Especially since most of their friends are visiting family during this time.
What's a mom to do?
Well, I will tell you what we did (my oldest daughter and my I).
We read The Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-logical Adventures.
Ok, I will be honest with you. When I told my daughter that we were going to be reading she complained a little saying "It's the holiday.....There is no school during the HOLIDAYS!"
After some convincing she was sold and we started our reading adventure.
A little about the book from their website:

Nui, developer of healthy youth lifestyle food and beverage products and media projects, announced today the launch of Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-logical Adventures ($11.95, retailers nationwide), a new kids book that creatively shares conservation and sustainability messages with kids.

Set in a place deep in the South Pacific Ocean on exotic, fictional Nui Island, Curse of the Bone Pirates has adventure, sinister, lovable characters, twists and turns in the plot, science, discovery and wonderment.
However, it goes where no kids' book has gone before. Woven into its action-packed plot are messages on conservation, sustainability and healthy eating habits.
Lessons on water purification, composting, bacteria use, eating a rainbow color of colorful food, carrots as toothbrushes and dates as electrolytes are revealed to the reader through the eyes of sixth grader Big B "Brett" Harrington as his city-life views and experiences are contrasted and challenged by the Island's environmentally-conscious culture.
"Our goal with Curse of the Bone Pirates is to two fold: Teach kids about the threats to our environment and get them to take action to improve our world at home, at school and in their neighborhoods," said Brian Machovina, author and Nui president and co-founder. "We also want to give them a chance at some serious fun and imagination by taking them on the road trip of a lifetime to Nui Island."
An evil force is destroying the natural wonders of Nui Island, and it's up to three new friends to solve the mystery. When Big B is dragged from his comfortable life and close friends in Chicago by his grandfather's mysterious affliction, he's sure he's going to have the worst summer ever. But soon after arriving in the tropical paradise of Nui Island, he is caught in a web of danger and intrigue. The Maemae reef is dying, his grandfather's brilliant mind has been infected and creepy Island legends are coming to life. Big B and his new friends, Sam and Nalu, rely on wit, courage and strength to unravel Nui's ancient mysteries. What they uncover will help them save the island, restore his grandfather's soul, and break the curse of the Bone Pirates.
I must say, even though I had to PRY my kiddo away from her new toys and she was NONE to THRILLED to be reading over the Christmas break......after about the 2nd chapter SHE WAS HOOKED and to be honest SO WAS I! This is a wonderful book to read with your children ages 9 and up.
Not only will they be unfolding a great new adventure but there is also special ecological messages throughout the entire book.
Hey! You might even learn how to say a few cool new words along the way.
Nui is committed to making a difference to kids and giving back. Nui donates 50% of profits to charities that empower kids to improve physical, social, and environmental health.
From the sale of each copy of Curse of the Bone Pirates, Nui donates $1 to support Healthy Child Healthy World and Surfers for Cetaceans.
Pretty cool indeed!
Purchase a copy of The Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-logical Adventures through their website,



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