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Before the End: The Adventures of One-Eyed Willie and His Friends by Michael J. DeGrow

Before the End: The Adventures of One-Eyed Willie and His Friends

by Michael J. DeGrow

238 pages
One-Eyed Willie is back on an amazing adventure on the high seas. Willie and his friends find themselves unwitting passengers on a pirate ship and ultimately on a quest to find Magellan's body and the treasure rumored to be buried with him.

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Category: Fiction:Adventure
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About the Book
One-Eyed Willie is back! Only this time, he returns as a living, breathing, young teen who teams up with his sixteenth-century pals on an amazing adventure on the high seas. Willie and his friends, Thumbs, Tolliver and Twig, find themselves unwitting passengers on a pirate ship and ultimately on a quest to find Magellan's body - and the magnificent treasure rumored to be buried with him.

Accompany these young buccaneers in their daring exploits as they encounter man-eating creatures, malevolent ghostly specters, fierce pirates, and a diabolical island chief bent on their destruction. Follow their funny mishaps and challenges as they make their way through a long, treacherous sea voyage and come to grips with adversity with the aid of Maia, an exceedingly clever island girl.

Before the End will challenge the notion that One-Eyed Willie was the ruthless pirate he was once made out to be - but rather, paint a picture of a young boy finding courage, honor and virtue on his journey toward manhood.

 

Reviews
"...I did not expect that we would both love it so much! Even if you've never been into tales of pirates this book is impossible to put down."
- MICHELLE M.
"What an incredible, harrowing adventure! It brought me back to my youth and remembering watching The Goonies..."
- (Unnamed Purchaser)
I absolutely loved the tie-in with The Goonies...Highly, HIGHLY recommended..."
- DAVID S.
"The imagery was rich and made me feel as if I were there... I was bummed that the story ended..."
- (Unnamed Purchaser)
"...I couldn't put it down once I started it. Simply a great book for kids or those of us who are still kids at heart!!"
- JOHN G.
I loved this book despite never having seen The Goonies. The author's description of the events brought them to life."
- (Unnamed Purchaser)
"...I couldn't put it down!!"
- (Unnamed Purchaser)

 

 

About the Author
Michael J. DeGrow Michael J. DeGrow has spent much of his professional life authoring legislation, policies, speeches and other technical documents. His new book, Before the End, is an imaginative departure from his professional work and brings to life his boyhood passion for high adventure, marauding pirates and lost treasure. His experience with canoe expeditions into the wilds of Canada, caving in Pennsylvania and prospecting for gold in Alaska has given him keen insight and inspiration for this book. Mike lives in Eaton Rapids, Michigan where he raised his children with his wife Katherine.

 

 

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