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October 8, 2013

10-8 Good Reads

Books

EDMOND — ‘OUT OF THE ASHES: LION’

BY JEFF STONE

Ryan Vanderhausen is psyched. After his mountain biking disaster, he discovers that his size and strength make him a natural for road-bike racing.

So he and his friends — Phoenix, Jake, and Hu Die — head to California to train with Ryan’s cousin Peter. But right away, things start to get weird. They hear of experienced cyclists dropping dead, and someone from their past pays them a very unwelcome visit.

And then Peter is kidnapped in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Can the kids save Peter, evade the bad guys, and still manage to compete in their biggest race yet?

Ages 9-12.

‘CALENDAR MYSTERIES: SEPTEMBER

SNEAKERS’

BY RON ROY

In “Calendar Mysteries: September Sneakers,” Bradley, Brian, Nate and Lucy have taken care of the first-grade class hamster, Goldi, for the summer. On the first day of school, when they plan to bring her back, Goldi is missing!

In place of her cage is a green-and-orange sneaker key chain.

Soon, the kids spot green-and-orange sneakers all over Green Lawn. And they find out other things have been disappearing around town, too.

Can the four friends track down the sneaker sneak and get Goldi back?

Calendar Mysteries are geared towards younger readers just broaching chapter books. They feature the younger siblings and cousin of the main characters in Ron Roy’s popular A to Z Mysteries series.

Ages 6-9.

‘MISTER MAX: THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS’

BY CYNTHIA VOIGT

“Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things” is the first installment in a three-book series by acclaimed author Cynthia Voigt. This first book introduces readers to the spirited Max Starling, who is forced to embrace his newfound independence after his parents mysteriously disappear.

Max’s parents are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away and leaving him with only a cryptic note is unusual even for them. Not knowing whether they actually intended to leave him behind or if they were kidnapped, Max feels it’s safest to keep a low profile.

Hiding out is no problem for a child of the theater — Max has played many roles, and can be whomever he needs to be to blend in. But finding a job proves tricky, no matter what costume he dons.

Ironically, it turns out that Max has a unique talent — he finds things. Runaway children, stray dogs, missing heirlooms, and even lost loves prove to be no problem for Max.

So does that make him a finder, detective, or something else entirely?

Max finds a way to solve peoples’ problems and engineer better outcomes for them, and so he becomes Mister Max, Solutioneer. Now if he could only solve the problem of his missing parents….

Ages 8-12.

NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Out of the Ashes: Lion” and/or “Calendar Mysteries: September Sneakers."  Deadline is 10 a.m. Oct. 14. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.

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  • Oliver 7-29 Good Reads

    NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Oliver and the Seawigs” and/or “The Strange Maid.” Deadline is 10 a.m. Aug. 28. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • jc_Earp Marlin 2 - photo credit Noel Winters.jpg Shootout of a sale

    An original article of the Wild West will be made available at auction Thursday. The rifle of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp will be part of the J. Levine Auction & Appraisal’s Summer Quarterly Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.
    Earp was an Arizona deputy sheriff and deputy town marshal in Tombstone, Ariz. He is legendary for playing a key role in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. He died in 1929 at age 80.
    Wyatt Earp collector Barry Tapp of Edmond will be selling his 1895 Wyatt Earp Marlin rifle at the auction. The rifle has an estimated value between $50,000 and $75,000. It includes authentication documentation from Tombstone Heritage Museum, according to the auction house

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Carpenter Square Carpenter Square Theatre Presents ‘Fibs’

    For two nights only, Carpenter Square Theatre presents Albert Bostick’s one-man show “Fabulous Fibs, Fables, and Folklore.”  Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 and 9 at the theater at 800 W. Main in downtown Oklahoma City.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Science Museum Oklahoma to exhibit Power Play

    Designed to test strength, speed, stamina, flexibility and balance, Science Museum Oklahoma’s new exhibit — Power Play — explores human physiology and the power of the human body. Power Play is now open to the public.

    July 25, 2014

  • Discard the boredom of family game night

    We’re all about families having fun together, and game night is one of the best ways to do that. But playing the same games over and over can get a little stale. So in the interests of injecting a little more fun into your family’s game night, here are some great choices that will keep you and yours engaged and laughing.

    July 25, 2014

  • OBU dance team celebrates National Dance Day

    In 2010, “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe created National Dance Day in an effort to help people embrace dance and combat obesity on the last Saturday in July.
    This year, on July 26, Oklahoma Baptist University’s dance team will host a fundraiser that allows participants to dance all day for $30. The fundraiser will be in the Noble Complex on OBU’s campus.
    Cami Gower, an OBU junior and co-captain/co-founder of the dance team, said the team’s officers have been planning for their upcoming season since April. Gower is a graduate of Deer Creek High School.
    “Since then we have been coming up with better ways to reach the community with dance,” she said. “This day of dance was a great way to do it and help the team raise funds.”

    July 24, 2014

  • Never Girls Good Reads

    NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “The Never Girls: A Pinch of Magic” and/or “The Secrets of Tree Taylor.” Deadline is 10 a.m. July 28. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.

    July 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Banjo 1 American Banjo Museum offers look at past

    What do you call perfect pitch?  If you can throw a banjo through the window and onto the garbage truck!  My brother-in-law, a musician, told me this joke.  Boy, the banjo is the Rodney Dangerfield of instruments — it gets no respect.  Well, get ready to appreciate the banjo for its history and heritage — at the American Banjo Museum in OKC’s Bricktown. This cool museum takes you through 370 years of banjo history in eight minutes, then settles down to give you details which will keep you interested for many more.

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  • Enjoy affordable romance in Dahlonega, Ga.

    Nestled in the mountains of northern Georgia against the Chattahoochee National Forest lies a tiny town that offers an authentic peek at a time long past. The charm of yesteryear combined with the calm of nature, friendly locals and the fun of back country roads dotted with vineyards and tasting rooms results in the perfect getaway for couples in search of a romantic escape or honeymoon destination. Those headed to Dahlonega for an intimate weekend will want to consider the following itinerary items.

    July 19, 2014