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Saltwater Taffy by [DelaBarre, Eric]
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Length: 274 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Optimized for larger screens Age Level: 8 - 12
Grade Level: 3 - 7

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"My students and I fell in love with Saltwater Taffy right from the start.  What a great adventure story!"

Joy Weiss
2010 Arizona Teacher of the Year

"Saltwater Taffy is a riveting tale of adventure, friendship and buried treasure.  Where was this book when I was a kid?"

Gwen Desselle
2010 Georgia Teacher of the Year

"Saltwater Taffy is a pure joy to read and explore. It feels like a field trip to Treasure Island with the Goonies. It's a great inspirational adventure for young minds and those still young at heart."

Keil E. Hileman
2008 U.S. Department of Education Teacher and Ambassador Fellow
2004 Kansas Teacher of the Year
2004 National Teacher of the Year Finalist

"A perfect read for the summer. A wonderful, fun-filled adventure for all ages!"

Sharon F. Andrews
2006-2007 PTA Life Achievement Award
2008 South Dakota Teacher of the Year

"A wonderful book for reluctant readers--pirates, treasure maps, and a coming of age story that perfectly captures the heroic struggles of adolescence. What's not to love?"

Josh Anderson
2007 Kansas Teacher of the Year
2007 National Teacher of the Year, Finalist

"Friendships, bad guys, and pirate treasure - what more could a young reader want! Readers will enjoy Saltwater Taffy so much, they won't even realize they are learning some great life lessons."

Paul Frick
Editor, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

"Saltwater Taffy is more than a great read. Saltwater Taffy is SAWEET."

Aaron Young
President, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica

From the Author

As young children, our lives are filled with many amazing dreams of tomorrow.  We believe we can accomplish anything and that nothing is out of reach.  Because of our age, we aren't yet worried about what other people think of us and we have the organic ability to listen to our heart's desire.  Then...something happens...we begin to grow up.

Faced with the peer pressure and the overwhelming drive of fitting in, we withdraw from our dreams and develop the dysfunctional habit of playing small.  As a result, we no longer raise our hand in class and we shy away from anything that might make us appear vulnerable to our peers. 

Over time, our self-worth is suddenly based on how many friends we have on Facebook, what label of clothing we wear, or how popular we are at school.  Saddled with our dysfunctional habit of playing small, we begin to change our character and before we know it, we lose sight of our dreams.  

If a dysfunctional mental habit like this has the ability to derail a child's future potential, is it possible for us to alter their direction by enhancing their entertainment experience? 

Like a compass guiding an explorer, Saltwater Taffy was created to not only entertain our children, but to help guide them towards their inner voice of confidence and strengthen their natural impulse for love.  The more a child is able to develop this inner 'heart compass' habit, the more likely they grow up to become confident young men and women.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4980 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Publishing (January 11, 2011)
  • Publication Date: January 11, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004I6DQR6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #649,642 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
When I was offered to review the book "Saltwater Taffy" by Eric DelaBarre, I was a bit excited, I'm not going to lie, as much as I love reading about mystery and romance, I would much rather hear about adventure.

"Saltwater Taffy" fits this mold perfect, its full of suspense, mystery and a group of middle schoolers who want to find the lost treasure of Jean Laffitte.

But they're not alone in their, search, the whole town has been trying to figure out where the lost treasure is for years! So this rag-tag group of middle schoolers has to outsmart quite a few people in their hunt. Will they ever solve the mystery ciphers will they discover where the treasure is?

I really enjoyed reading this book, which is why I am such a fan of it, not only did it entertain my daughter, but it was a fantastic book to read out loud to her before bedtime. I had to stop myself from going further in the book as she fell asleep. I'll be honest, I really wanted to read the whole thing in one night!

This book is great for middle schooler to read on their own, but can also be read aloud to much younger children because its easy to read and understand. It's story is captivating and its written at a level of reading that they can understand. This book is also a great way to spend family time together; rather then watching a movie, I chose to read this to my daughter and we were both caught up in the adventure.

I would recommended this book to anyone who likes pirates and anybody who wants to read a book that will take them places! This book is about friendship and sticking together, as well as letting kids know that they can do anything if they put their mind to it!
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This was the BEST, most AWESOME and AMAZING book I have EVER read. It's story line kept me from putting my kindle down. There were lessons to learn from, even as adults. The illustrations were outstanding. The characters were great. Icould relate to them. It was like,(laughing)like I knew a few of them. It's hard to say what my favorite part was, but I'd have to say the Saltwater Taffy Bomb was cool... No, it was SA-WEET!!! I will be getting the actual book to give to my grandkids.. I have 3. If you haven't already gotten yours.... I truly suggest this book to everyone who wants an adventure.
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When you're on the trail of treasure, you're in a never ending race. "Saltwater Taffy" follows a group of friends on the hunt for the treasure of Jean Latfitte, and they soon find this mystery is filled with peril and other people who think they have better things to do with the treasure than a group of kids. A fun novel for young readers who love adventure, "Saltwater Taffy" is a solid addition to any youth novels collection.
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I did not care for this. Perhaps if it had been a $0.99 or $2.99 book, I'd feel less compelled to counter these many OMG reviews.

As reminded by teawithsconesplease review of Saltwater Taffy mentioning Sid Fleishman's By the Great Horn Spoon as a better example of a great YA adventure book, I'd like to toss in the Danny Dunn or Alvin Fernald series as suggestions, or, adding more elements of sci-fi/fantasy, Eleanor Cameron's "Mushroom Planet" series or Louis Slobodkin's "Spaceship under the Apple Tree" series. A few others of old but still fun ... Robert McCloskey's "Homer Price" books, all of Ethelyn M. Parkinson's books (Today I am a Ham, Merry Mad Bachelors, Rupert Piper, etc.), Mary Nash's series (Mrs. Coverlet's Detectives, etc.). Keith Robertson's "Henry Reed" books, Jerome Beatty's "Matthew Looney"/"Soda Pop Stretcher" books ... heck, even those old "Miss Pickerell" stories by Ellen MacGregor and later by Dora Pantell.

But as for a group of kids having adventures, it is hard to top the ever-classic Mad Scientists' Club books by Bertrand R. Brinley. Especially with the brilliant illustrations by Charles Geer. I used to pick out every book I saw at the library to read that had a cover by him.
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A Kid's Review on July 18, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is not about saltwater taffy, it is about Piratcy. This book is for 2nd-3rd grade range book, but if you are older (like me) this is a nice easy read. The pictures are so nice, and the carectors are funny. Have fun and enjoy reading about advenges, Loyalty, Betrayal, friendship, and fitting in. Happy Reading
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I cannot say enough good things about this book. I first read a preview on Amazon and decided I must own it, and I must find out what happens next. I am 27 years old and loved every minute of this book. I am looking for a way to share it with the kids that I work with.

I loved the lessons that were shared and the little quotes at the end of the chapter. There is illustration in the book which is great. I think even the pickiest reader would read this book!
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Have you tried to find good, quality tween books? There is so much that is under-aged or over-sexed. This is a fun, easy to follow, yet mature story line - perfect for the Junior High level, and who does not love a mystery and a happy ending! HIghly recommend!
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Friendship is so important. Sometimes we don't realize how much people mean to us, until they're gone or appear to be gone. I enjoyed the reading and how it can relate to everyday life. The reading is worth sharing with a friend.
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