Early Auden is referred to as the “strangest of boys” and at 13 years old he is rather special. He sees things and experiences things in a unique way that allows him to step out of the limitations of what is acceptable and “normal” behavior. Early takes his new friend Jack Baker on a fast paced adventure that will keep the reader thoroughly intrigued. Set at the end of World War II in a boarding school in Maine, the boys go on a quest of sorts traveling the land and sea looking to solve the puzzle of a mythical tale.
I love this book because it allows the reader to believe that which is unbelievable without taking the route of corny and sappy.
I recommend Navigating Early for grades 5-8.