Monday, March 7, 2011

Planet iPad Daily Free Book Alert, Monday, March 7: 200+ Contemporary Free Titles including Hydrofracked? One Man's Mystery Leads to a Backlash Against Natural Gas Drilling, plus ... Middle school kids love to read about the girl with a blowtorch finger and other magical powers in Priscilla The Great (Today's Sponsor)

Editor's Note:  In double-checking for today's Free Book Alert on the Amazon Shorts program during our peek at Hydrofracked --a fine example of an Amazon Short and a new venue for investigative journalism by pro journalists and dedicated citizens--we find notices popping up here and there on Amazon that the Amazon Shorts program has been discontinued.  However, pieces previously published in the program are still tagged as Amazon Shorts.  No announcement has yet appeared in the usual places where Amazon posts such things.--Tom Dulaney

The perfect blend of storytelling and investigative journalism tops today's latest additions to our 200+ Free Book Alert Listings...
But first, a word from ... Today's Sponsor
A clean sweep---10 reviewers, 10 5.0 Star Ratings Awarded.  Middle school readers agree:  Priscilla The Great is great!
By Sybil Nelson
5.0 Stars  - 10 Reviews

Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Lending: Enabled

Here's the set-up:

Did you ever want a blowtorch for a finger?

Meet Priscilla Sumner, an ordinary seventh grader with extraordinary gifts. As if middle school isn't hard enough, not only does Priscilla have to fight pimples and bullies, but she has to deal with genetically enhanced assassins trying to kill her and her family.

Armed with wit, strength, and a genius best friend, Priscilla must defeat the Selliwood Institute, a mysterious organization with a mission of turning children into killing machines.

About the Author:

Sybil Nelson lives in Charleston, SC. She is a former math teacher and has a master’s degree in mathematics from the College of Charleston and bachelor’s degrees from Washington and Lee University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in biostatistics and continues to write in her spare time. To date, Sybil has completed ten Young Adult novels.

The Reviewers Said:

My 12 year-old daughter read this book and LOVED it, so I'm writing this review per her instructions: Priscilla the Great was very suspenseful and a real page turner. Fun AND funny too! I really, really, REALLY want a sequel! Highly, HIGHLY recommended for kids my age.

Priscilla the Great is a wonderfully funny book! I have had the pleaure of reading this book and, as a grade school teacher, I have plans to get a copy for my classroom as well. Priss in no simpering heroine, waiting to be rescued by a cute boy. She's spunky and has a great sense of humor. Priss really is a positive role model for girls

If you don't have a young adult to buy a book for, read this yourself. I'm glad I did and am pleased that I have a place to review it and recommend it to everyone.

Priscilla the Great is an immediately engaging novel, clever, quirky, and comical. The author, Sybil Nelson, has created a character who is incredibly endearing while still feeling "real". Well, as real a a girl who can start fires with her hands could possibly be! She is exactly what you want in a heroine, especially one whose destined to develop superpower powers and live up to the novel's title.

And for interactive online young readers, check out Priscilla's blog here.!

Click here to download Priscilla The Great (or a free sample) to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android-compatible, PC or Mac and start reading within 60 seconds!

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