Author John Stanley tells us about his book designed to get kids reading called Mickey Price: Journey To Oblivion.
The twins ask their dad, Mickey Price, to tell them a story. THE story. HIS story. The one about the adventure he had when he was their age. As darkness falls and the surrounding campfires go dark and quiet, they settle back to listen. Mickey takes us back to when he was a kid, growing up in Orlando. Then we meet Trace Daniels, a young racing phenom, winning her first go-kart championship in Nevada. And Jonah Trotsky, a budding inventor and scientist in Illinois. Three ordinary kids, but with flashes of extraordinary talents. What ties them together? Each is visited by two men in short-sleeved white shirts, thin black ties, distinctive gold-colored sunglasses — and carrying a mysterious invitation that can't be refused. Journey to Oblivion is an adventure that starts firmly rooted on earth. But with every page, the mystery deepens and the adventure accelerates. Mickey's story is so detailed that it can't be made up, but so incredible that it can't be true. Or can it? True story? Read to the end … and then read what's in the envelope.