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  • Hardcover
  • 184 pages
  • Seaside
  • Wylde Scott
  • English
  • 12 April 2018
  • 0996031529

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  1. Carrie Slager Carrie Slager says:

    Full disclosure I received a hardcover copy of this book from the author at Book Expo America 2015 in exchange for an honest review Novels for younger readers aren t what I typically review but the blurb was so intriguing and Mr Scott pitched it very well at his booth so I just had to pick it up In the end I m really, really glad I brought Seaside home.Seaside is a great book, as the blurb says, for young readers starting to read novels on their own or for parents reading to younger childre Full disclosure I received a hardcover copy of this book from the author at Book Expo America 2015 in exchange for an honest review Novels for younger readers aren t what I typically review but the blurb was so intriguing and Mr Scott pitched it very well at his booth so I just had to pick it up In the end I m really, really glad I brought Seaside home.Seaside is a great book, as the blurb says, for young readers starting to read novels on their own or for parents reading to younger children before bedtime But really, I m a grown woman and I thoroughly enjoyed it so it s not just for the little ones as long as you let your inner child have free reign for a while It s written at a level that any age group can enjoy but it s the story itself that is of course the most important part.Our human protagonist Robert is a ten year old boy who wants nothingthan to be one of Blackbeard s Boys In his village of Seaside virtually everyone works as a fisherman but Blackbeard s Boys are sort of the in crowd, the group of future fishermen that you really want to be a part of They re the cool kids and Robert quite naturally wants to be one Which is where we begin our story with Robert swimming out to the lighthouse late at night in order to prove he s worthy to be one of Blackbeard s Boys That s also when we meet our octopus protagonist, Walter Walter is just a carefree young child who questions almost everything his mother says, especially when it comes to humans Unfortunately, Walter s reluctance to leave his play area that also happens to be a popular fishing area leads to his mother being captured by Captain Bonicelli, the son of the man Walter s grandfather dragged to the bottom of the sea when he was caught.Without giving too much of the plot away, Walter and Robert end up meeting and striking up a friendship that is as unconventional as it is taboo in the fishing town of Seaside And it s this friendship that really makes both of them reconsider their preconceived notions about both humans and octopi Walter has to really think about his stereotypes regarding humans and Robert has to really reconsider whether or not he really does want to be a fisherman for his own sake or because it s what is expected of him That leads me into another important point about Seaside it has some really great lessons in here for young readers For example, the idea that you don t have to fit in with the cool crowd and that you should choose to do what makes you happy rather than what s expected of you Those are lessons that people of all ages can use, but they are especially important for children.Obviously for someone who reads quite a bit, the ending was a little predictable but kids will absolutely love it One of the things that s really striking about Seaside in general is that for a children s novel, the characters were incredibly well developed Of course both Walter and Robert were well developed, but the surprising thing was that all of the adult characters were as well They all had a little bit of page time of their own and that revealed their backstories as well as the motivations for their current actions We learn, for example, why Robert s father retired from being a fisherman and why Captain Bonicelli has a bit of a chip on his shoulder when it comes to giant octopi There are all sorts of fascinating little details in these peoples lives and I think you do have to read the book a couple of times to truly appreciate the thoughtfulness and detail Wylde Scott put into his novel Of course the illustrations by Hannah Shuping really add to the story and bring the characters to life evenThey re a little dark for my liking but they are fabulous and at times adorable.Basically, if you have a child that s just starting to read chapter books or one that s a little too young but loves to be read to at bedtime, Seaside is a great choice It has some amazingly memorable characters, a great plot, fabulous illustrations and some very important life lessons Whatcan you ask for in a chapter book aimed at young children I give this book 5 5 stars


  2. Anna || BooksandBookends Anna || BooksandBookends says:

    I received a free copy of this book by the book s publishers via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review Thank you so much for letting me read this wonderful book Bobby, a 10 year old boy from Seaside has always longed to be one of Blackbeard s Boys Unfortunately, in order for him to do so he must face a series to tests by resident bully, Mario An adventure awaits Bobby as he learns his true family history, makes new friends and faces a series of trials Bobby s grandfather was seen asI received a free copy of this book by the book s publishers via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review Thank you so much for letting me read this wonderful book Bobby, a 10 year old boy from Seaside has always longed to be one of Blackbeard s Boys Unfortunately, in order for him to do so he must face a series to tests by resident bully, Mario An adventure awaits Bobby as he learns his true family history, makes new friends and faces a series of trials Bobby s grandfather was seen as a legend after being killed by a ginormous octopus which destroyed his ship when they attempted to capture the monstrous creature I won t say anything else as I don t want to spoil this marvellous adventure of a story, you ll just have to read it for yourself This is a thrilling action packed story which is sure to enthral young readers The illustrations in the novel are second to none and I found myself rooting for a young jellyfish which wasn t something I was expecting to do whilst on holiday The story is concluded well with all parts of the story tied up nicely and finished superbly.I think this would make an excellent bedtime story which children would love to have read to them The characters are portrayed in an well rounded way and this book would be a brilliant way of developing empathy in children Highly recommend and would like to purchase this book to see the wonderful illustrations on paper


  3. Jessica Jessica says:

    Description Goodreads Every boy in Seaside wants to be one of Blackbeard s Boys From the time ten year old Robert Grace O Malley could hold his very first fishing pole, it was all he thought about Every captain of every ship had been one, and now he was well on his way That is, until he meets Walter, the young octopus who will change his life forever In Seaside, Wylde Scott takes you on an exciting voyage through a fairy tale fishing village and a pivotal moment in the life of two unexpect Description Goodreads Every boy in Seaside wants to be one of Blackbeard s Boys From the time ten year old Robert Grace O Malley could hold his very first fishing pole, it was all he thought about Every captain of every ship had been one, and now he was well on his way That is, until he meets Walter, the young octopus who will change his life forever In Seaside, Wylde Scott takes you on an exciting voyage through a fairy tale fishing village and a pivotal moment in the life of two unexpected friends An adventurous story perfect for young readers graduating into their first novels or parents reading their little ones to sleep, it s a book that s bound to be a staple in every family s library for years to come My Thoughts This is an amazing book Between the illustrations, the talking animals, and the constant adventure this really grabs a child s undivided attention I really think this is one of those children s novels that will be a child s favorite, and could possibly become a future classic novel I could see this becoming the next big animated children s movie This is a book about determination, friendship, and family We have an unlikely friendship between an octopus, Walter, who is trying to save his mother from a fisherman and a boy, Bobby, who one day dreams of being a fisherman The way the author describes things makes you feel like you have visited the places in this novel and witnessed the events as they occur with your own eyes I know my son made sure to be tucked in bed by nine o clock I made a deal with him that I would read one chapter a night if got to bed before nine thirty, or three chapters a night if he was there by nine This is definitely a book that I will reread with my children, and that my son will reread himself My daughter is reading it now She is eleven and is enjoying it despite the fact that it is a bit young for her Excerpt As Bobby walked the very streets he had been on the night before, he was excited by the buzz of townsflok Jeremiah Wheeler, owner of the bicycle shop, hopped down the street with a shoe in one hand and pulled on his suspender with the other, in such a hurry he had forgotten to ride his own bicycle Henny Trottstone, a widow with seven boys, hurried the lot of them toward the market square with their arms full of scarves she nitted by hand Mrs Pickler are hung her husband s shirts out to dry as Mr Pickler are loaded barrels of cream onto the back of a cart.Bobby and his father entered the busy market square and were met with a flurry of sights and sounds Fish vendors had brought carts with their fresh catches Mr Butterburger, the town s short, round butcher, was fighting with his dog over a fresh piece of meat he had just cut for a customer Let go before I feed you to the birds He souted.A man riding one of Mr Wheeler shiny new bicycles whizzed by with a cat on his head A tall snake oil salesman wearing bright red tails and a tall red hat barked from the front of his carriage at everyone who passed by END EXCERPTRecommendation IF YOU HAVE KIDS, BUY THIS NOW I read this as a bedtime story, it was perfect It would also be great for children graduating to novel length chapter books I also admit to loving this book, I am in my thirties I will warn you that in the beginning of the story it would be a good idea to make sure you read far enough in because if you don t a child may be left thinking that a little boy drowned and a little octopus still has hopes of reuniting with his mother


  4. R.S. Carter R.S. Carter says:

    This is one of the best chapter books for early readers I ve come across in a while My son went bonkers over it It s about a little boy and a little octopus who both want a little leeway over their lives Their paths meet in the middle and danger is about in the small town of Seaside The visuals are absolutely beautiful Great book.


  5. Aaronni Aaronni says:

    Seaside is a fun book geared towards young readers This book is a combination of genre fiction and graphic novel Every few pages there is an illustration portraying a prior scene I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Our book is set in Seaside, a town revolving around the town s marinas Seaside experienced great tragedy many years before when they lost the town s most celebrated fishermen they now honor their memory by selecting the best fisherman annually Seaside is a fun book geared towards young readers This book is a combination of genre fiction and graphic novel Every few pages there is an illustration portraying a prior scene I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Our book is set in Seaside, a town revolving around the town s marinas Seaside experienced great tragedy many years before when they lost the town s most celebrated fishermen they now honor their memory by selecting the best fisherman annually Seaside also has it s downside, though They have a blind fear of octopuses due to the previous tragedy and are reactive, rather than being proactive when it comes to issues they fear Their change throughout the book can be tied to real life this part of the book is very well done.The book starts in the middle of a scene One of our main characters, Bobby, is in the ocean and is close to drowning We later learn he s in the ocean alone because he was dared to make the Swim This provides insight into his character from the first page Bobby is a courageous and strong child that s willing to prove himself, though he s sometimes naive.We then meet our next characters The first is Walter He s an octopus who just suffered a major tragedy and is working to fix it He isn t afraid to take a risk and loves his mom unconditionally Second is Pucello, a pelican He s a foodie that loves Seaside because its residents always feed him The third is Ophelia, Walter s mother We don t know much about her, other than her possibly being a single mom and being very protective of Walter We continue to meet characters as the book moves on There s Mr O Malley Bobby s father , Captain Bonicelli, Mario, Ms Peach, and Old Man Higgins Together, each character plays a role in the plot The book s middle is comprised of character growth and the plot thickening Bobby, Walter, and Pucello go on many adventures to save Bobby s mother Captain Bonicelli finally captures the beast who killed his grandfather decades before There isn t much action, though they go on adventures, but I still had enough to go on to continue reading.By the end of the book, all problems are resolved The citizens of Seaside have even gotten over their fear of octopuses and now welcome Walter when he visits We re given insight into how Bobby is changed We don t learn much about Pucello, though.I do have a few problems with this book The Swim is where we first meet Bobby we then learn Bobby s father made the swim, as well This excited me I assumed we would get an inside look at a small town tradition meant to name one pre teen the best This isn t the case It s mentioned three times, and then it s never mentioned again If the Swim had been expanded on, I would ve given this book 5 stars.I also had a few problems with the writing Wylde Scott definitely has talent when it comes to writing I just wish the book waspolished Passive voice is used often in this book This book doesn t show us what s happening in this book, we re simply told There s also the use of numerous POV s within one chapter Full disclosure, I can t stand books withthan 2 POV s I feel anything above that must be undertaken by a serious writer who knows the voice of all characters and does not confuse them I ve only found one author that can pull this off That author is Leigh Bardugo Her book Six of Crows features six points of view and they are all distinct Wylde Scott actually does moderately well with this, considering my bias, but having so many POV s in one chapter is too much If he focused on two POV s total, I would ve given this book 5 stars.Overall, this is a good read I can t say I m fond of 3rd person omniscient which is used in this book , but the storyline and writing overallthan compensated I highly recommend this book to any child who loves reading, to parents as a bedtime story, and hesitant readers


  6. Carla Johnson-Hicks Carla Johnson-Hicks says:

    Seaside is a great book, as the blurb says, for young readers starting to read novels on their own or for parents reading to younger children before bedtime I also enjoyed the book even though the ending was predictable.Bobby is a ten year old boy who wants nothingthan to be one of Blackbeard s Boys Pretty much everyone in Seaside is a fisherman, except his father who is afraid of the sea You see, his father, Bobby s grandfather was killed in a catastrophe involving the reef and a sea m Seaside is a great book, as the blurb says, for young readers starting to read novels on their own or for parents reading to younger children before bedtime I also enjoyed the book even though the ending was predictable.Bobby is a ten year old boy who wants nothingthan to be one of Blackbeard s Boys Pretty much everyone in Seaside is a fisherman, except his father who is afraid of the sea You see, his father, Bobby s grandfather was killed in a catastrophe involving the reef and a sea monster Octopus when he was just a young boy Blackbeard s Boys are sort of the in crowd, the group of future fishermen that you really want to be a part of Mario, the leader of the group has a task for Bobby to complete in order for him to join, which is where we begin our story with Bobby swimming out to the lighthouse late at night in order to prove he s worthy to be one of Blackbeard s Boys He almost drowns but miraculously washes up on shore.Walter is a carefree young octopus who has a hard time listening to his mother, especially when it comes to humans or the two legs Unfortunately, when Walter does not listen to his mother about leaving the fishing area, she gets captured by Captain Bonicelli, the son of the man Walter s grandfather dragged to the bottom of the sea during the accident.Walter and Bobby end up meeting and striking up a friendship that is taboo in the fishing town of Seaside And it s this friendship that really makes both of them reconsider their ideas about both humans and octopus Bobby has to really reconsider whether or not he really wants to be a fisherman for his own sake or because it s what is expected of him This book has some good lessons for children such as the idea that you don t have to fit in with the cool crowd and that you should choose to do what makes you happy rather than what s expected of you It also shows that first impressions or preconceived notions about someone or something are not always accurate.The illustrations really add to the story and bring the characters to life evenThey are black and white and a little dark to see all the details at times, but they are fabulous and at times adorable.I would recommend this book to children that are just starting to read chapter books or as a read aloud to a child that is a little older but still likes to be read to It has some amazingly memorable characters, a great plot, fabulous illustrations and some very important life lessons I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


  7. Elaine Elaine says:

    What an engaging adventure Children will easily empathise with many of the characters and be enthralled by the events which unfold In the coastal town of Seaside all the boys dream of being one of Blackbeard s Boys and ten year old Robert Grace O Malley is no different In this story read how he tries to complete challenges to enable him to become on of Blackbeard s Boys, meets up with Walter, a young octopus, and Pucello the Pelican and has an adventure with them which changes their lives and What an engaging adventure Children will easily empathise with many of the characters and be enthralled by the events which unfold In the coastal town of Seaside all the boys dream of being one of Blackbeard s Boys and ten year old Robert Grace O Malley is no different In this story read how he tries to complete challenges to enable him to become on of Blackbeard s Boys, meets up with Walter, a young octopus, and Pucello the Pelican and has an adventure with them which changes their lives and the attitudes of most inhabitants of Seaside.This is the sort of story I used to love sharing with my daughter when she was younger or with my class It is well written with plenty of adventure, great characters, humorous moments, a little romance and an inspirational story The chapters make it easy to stop at key points and the story shows how unexpected friends can help change each others lives for the better by working together For children who are moving on to reading their first novels, this would also be a delightful book The illustrations are cute and really bring the story to life, enhancing the whole experience of sharing the book In class the story could be used to stimulate work on friendships, coping with peer pressure, caring for the environment, ecology, art, craftwork and so muchas well as so many aspects of writing Children could create their own newspaper reports about key events, write character or setting descriptions based on the book or devise their own further adventures for some of the characters, hottest characters and discuss the moral citizenship implications of certain key events the list is endless because the story is superb.I cannot praise highly enough the first book by this author that I read The Possible Police a rhyming, beautifully illustrated and inspiring story that I ve thoroughly enjoyed sharing with children When I was invited to read this latest book I was intrigued as the target audience is older, it is a chapter book and prose rather than rhyme so I wondered if I d like it as much and I m very pleased to say that I do Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review


  8. Wayne Walker Wayne Walker says:

    Ten year old Robert Grace O Malley, known as Bobby, lives in the fishing village of Seaside with his father, Seamus O Malley, who is reputed to be afraid of the sea due to the fact that Bobby s grandfather, Jonathan James O Malley who was first mate of The Siren Song captained by Rodrigo Bonicelli, had been killed when the ship was destroyed in a storm while trying to capture a monster octopus Bobby s mother is also dead Bobby, like every other boy in town, wants to join a club called Blackb Ten year old Robert Grace O Malley, known as Bobby, lives in the fishing village of Seaside with his father, Seamus O Malley, who is reputed to be afraid of the sea due to the fact that Bobby s grandfather, Jonathan James O Malley who was first mate of The Siren Song captained by Rodrigo Bonicelli, had been killed when the ship was destroyed in a storm while trying to capture a monster octopus Bobby s mother is also dead Bobby, like every other boy in town, wants to join a club called Blackbeard s Boys run by an older boy named Mario, who is somewhat of a bully Then Bobby meets young Walter Aluiscious Octopus, whose own grandfather Graydon had died after his encounter with The Siren Song and whose mother Ophelia has now been captured by Rodrigo s son Antonio, captain of the Black Fin, in revenge Meanwhile, Antonio Bonicelli and Seamus O Malley are vying with each other for the affections of the town s widowed schoolteacher, Ms Peach.One night, Bobby sneaks onto Antonio s ship to steal something for an initiation into the club, and Walter, with the help of a pelican named Pucello, is there in an attempt to rescue his mother What happens on the ship Is there anything Bobby and Walter can do to help each other Or will they succumb to the enmities out of their past Seaside is said to be an adventurous story that is perfect for young readers graduating into their first novels or parents reading their little ones to sleep The plot is easy enough to follow, and the book is nicely illustrated There is no bad language or, for that matter, anything objectionable It is just an exciting, action packed tale about two unexpected friends who must learn how to deal with some old baggage Both of them exhibit courage and perseverance in overcoming obstacles And the relationship between Bobby and his father is portrayed as strong and positive I thoroughly enjoyed it, although I do wish that whoever edited the book knew the difference between lying and laying


  9. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    Imagine growing up in a town where everything revolves around the sea, where your status depends on your prowess in fishing and sailing, and where you are belittled if your father has turned his back on the sea You would probably do anything you could to clear the stigma from your name, even take insane dares from the local bully just to prove that you were not a coward That is just what Bobby is dealing with Mix in a young octopus named Walter who is trying to find his mother captured in a Imagine growing up in a town where everything revolves around the sea, where your status depends on your prowess in fishing and sailing, and where you are belittled if your father has turned his back on the sea You would probably do anything you could to clear the stigma from your name, even take insane dares from the local bully just to prove that you were not a coward That is just what Bobby is dealing with Mix in a young octopus named Walter who is trying to find his mother captured in a fisherman s net , a chubby pelican named Pucello who reminds me of Scuttle from The Little Mermaid , and you ve got a recipe for some serious escapades going on But there are also darker characters Mario, the bully who is so mean he fed his sister s favorite doll to a dog , his gang of followers, Captain Bonicelli and his ship s mates Frimp and Frump are all cruel and unscrupulous How can a boy who is younger and smaller, a young octopus, and a clumsy sea bird hope to triumph over these villains The theme of dealing with grief weaves through the story line The whole village is still dealing with the loss of an entire ship s crew back in the days that Bobby s grandfather worked out at sea Bobby and his father are mourning the loss of Bobby s mother His father has given up a life at sea because there are so many painful memories associated with it The school teacher, Ms Peach, is still living alone and childless after the death of her husband Even the mother octopus, Ophelia, fears and distrusts humans because her father was killed by fishermen That may make the story sound very somber and dull, but it is full of suspense and danger with a few laughs mixed in.Landlubbers and seafarers alike will wnjoy rooting for a boy who wants to run off to sea and an octopus who wants to learnabout humans I read an e book provided by the publisher through NetGalley


  10. A Reader& A Reader& says:

    I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review Every boy in Seaside wants to be one of Blackbeard s Boys From the time ten year old Robert Grace O Malley could hold his very first fishing pole, it was all he thought about Every captain of every ship for generations had been one, and now he was well on his way That is, until he meets Walter, the young octopus who will change his life forever In Seaside, Wylde Scott takes you on an exciting voyage throug I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review Every boy in Seaside wants to be one of Blackbeard s Boys From the time ten year old Robert Grace O Malley could hold his very first fishing pole, it was all he thought about Every captain of every ship for generations had been one, and now he was well on his way That is, until he meets Walter, the young octopus who will change his life forever In Seaside, Wylde Scott takes you on an exciting voyage through a fairy tale fishing village and a pivotal moment in the life of two unexpected friends An adventurous story perfect for young readers graduating into their first novels or parents reading their little ones to sleep, it s a book that s bound to be a staple in every family s library for years to come.What a great surprise this book turned out to be While the blurb sounded promising, sometimes it doesn t always pan out for the bestbut this book certainly delivered on the promise.As a parent, I can see myself reading this book about family, friendship and courage to my daughter as she gets older We can laugh at the funny incidents, we can cheer on Robert and Walter as they go about becoming who they want to be and to celebrate each small victory with them.The other thing that I should mention are the cute illustrations that aid in the telling of the story, especially for younger readers who have just made that step to larger chapter books Recommended PaulARH


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Seaside[BOOKS] ✪ Seaside By Wylde Scott – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Every boy in Seaside wants to be one of Blackbeard s Boys From the time ten year old Robert Grace O Malley could hold his very first fishing pole, it was all he thought about Every captain of every sh Every boy in Seaside wants to be one of Blackbeard s Boys From the time ten year old Robert Grace O Malley could hold his very first fishing pole, it was all he thought about Every captain of every ship had been one, and now he was well on his way That is, until he meets Walter, the young octopus who will change his life forever In Seaside, Wylde Scott takes you on an exciting voyage through a fairy tale fishing village and a pivotal moment in the life of two unexpected friends An adventurous story perfect for young readers graduating into their first novels or parents reading their little ones to sleep, it s a book that s bound to be a staple in every family s library for years to come.


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