Happy Birthday, Rick Riordan!

The Sea of Monsters Boomerang Sale
In celebration of Rick Riordan’s birthday (June 5, 1964), we’re making a special offer! The Boomerang for his novel, The Sea of Monsters, is:

HALF PRICE until June 8, 2016 at midnight EDT! ($5.95)

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Rick Riordan taught in various schools for fifteen years before he began writing full time. His book, The Sea of Monsters, is a fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology and is the second volume in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. The story follows Percy and his friends as they rescue the satyr, Grover, from the Cyclops Polyphemus.

Rick Riordan’s advice to young writers:

“It’s helpful if a young writer can find a mentor who believes in his or her talent. So don’t be afraid to ask for help! Find a teacher you respect. Correspond with authors. See if you can join a creative writing group in your community … Read everything you can get your hands on. You will learn the craft of writing by immersing yourself in the voices, styles, and structures of writers who have gone before you. Don’t be afraid that you’ll start sounding like a particular writer you admire. That just means you need to read MORE, not less.” –Rick Riordan

So, celebrate Rick Riordan’s birthday and take advantage of this special offer!

Also, if you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: The Sea of Monsters (affiliate link).

The Boomerang is a monthly digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel. It is geared toward 7th to 10th graders (ages 12—advanced, 13-15) and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

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