Thursday, September 18, 2014

My Name is Luke, by Jim Ruddle, earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval

My Name is Luke is a light-hearted adventure that takes place in New England near the turn of the 19th century.  Luke, a quick-witted young boy, has been raised by his grandparents since losing his folks at a young age.

One day, after nodding off on his grandfather's schooner, Luke is unwittingly kidnapped when two boat thieves set sail with him on board.  Luke quickly surmises the ineptness of his accidental captors who know little about sailing and are ill-prepared for their intended journey.  He soon realizes that if he is to survive it will be up to him to keep the boat, and all aboard, safe and sound.

Luke's idle meanderings are full of historical tidbits that help keep the story rolling along at a good clip.  Growing up during a pivotal time in history, with technology in its infancy, he ponders a good deal of things from how telegraphs work, to the source of electricity.

My Name is Luke serves up a healthy portion of wit wrapped up in a raucously good tale reminiscent of some of the classic literature greats. - This book comes highly recommended and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval

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