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Trouble at the Crab Shack Café, Ellie Booton’s Journal No. 1

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

£5.99

Trouble at the Crab Shack Café introduces a new heroine: eleven year old Ellie Booton who’s quirky, funny, a thinker, a doer, a bit of a worrier. She’s starting over in her grandma’s house by the sea: new school, new friends, new life – and lots of problems to solve.

Paperback: 136 pages
[This book is also available on Kindle, via Amazon]
ISBN: 978-0-9930984-3-7
Book size: 128.5mm   x 198.3mm
Published by Burdock House

Product Description

Trouble at the Crab Shack Café introduces a new heroine: eleven year old Ellie Booton who is quirky, funny, a thinker, a doer, a bit of a worrier. And who wouldn’t be? Moving with her family into her grandma’s house by the sea means starting over: new school, new friends, new life. That’s a tall order by anyone’s standards.

Gilby Flynn casts a shadow over school and home life is a bumpy ride – but when Ellie teams up with Elsie, things start to look up. It’s summer and the Crab Shack Café looks like it will be a haven – until things start to go horribly wrong. The weather is AWFUL. Seagulls screech, the wind howls, and all the important parts of Ellie’s life start to unravel. And who is the solemn boy in the blue jacket?

Oh, and there’s a school project for the summer holiday – it’s called ‘Helping Hands’ and you only have to show you’ve made the world a BETTER PLACE. Hasn’t Ellie got enough on her plate?

Atmospheric, thoughtful and heart warming; this funny story, told by Ellie, delves into life at its trickiest.

Suitable reading from 9 to 99+

Additional Information

Weight 180 g
Dimensions 12.85 x 19.83 x 1 cm

1 review for Trouble at the Crab Shack Café, Ellie Booton’s Journal No. 1

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Pop Bop on Goodreads
    A Remarkably Engaging Story of One Young Girl’s Summer

    Ellie Booton is a bright, observant, sensitive, practical young girl who undertakes to write a journal describing a tumultuous summer in her little village. From her new friendship, to multi-generational family dynamics, to a sibling love story, to a beloved neighbor’s financial crisis, events both large and small are filtered through her eyes and imagination and presented to us as lovely and fresh thoughts about the many virtues, pleasures, and small kindnesses we often overlook. Spiced with sly good humor, some very funny bits, and the occasional bit of edge, this book is never heavy-handed, but is always brisk, direct and engaging.

    Ellie is a cheerful, unflappable and genuine companion, and this book is a calm, clever and mellow discovery.

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