Yes, there really was a book written about Briggs and me–sorry, Briggs: Briggs and I–by this cool writer and self-proclaimed “wharf rat” Craig Moodie. It’s hilarious–and full of action (meaning we faced all kinds of danger), which was what Mom made all the fuss about. Our story is out there as “young adult fiction.” Well, I never knew what it was to feel fictional till I saw myself in the bookstore here on Fog Island.
So cheers to Craig Moodie, our honorary wharf rat, as Briggs might say. Check out the book.
Into the Trap
By Craig Moodie
Published by Roaring Brook
Fiction Ages 10+
An action-packed adventure about thieves, fishing, and two boys who lay a trap that will save the day.
Eddie’s family has been trapping lobsters for generations. but lately someone has been stealing their catch. When Eddie happens across the thieves’ trap, he knows it’s up to him to bring in the culprits. With the unlikely help of a boy who has run away from sailing camp, Eddie embarks on an adventure that puts his very life at risk.
“What sets the novel apart from similar offerings is the tidy compression of events into a precise twenty-six hour and twelve minute time frame, and the contrast between plainspoken, assertive Eddie and formally eloquent, game but bumbling Briggs.” –BCCB
“Into the Trap is the perfect book to stick into a duffel bag for a young camper—along with a flashlight for reading under the folds of a sleeping bag.” –BookPage
“…an action-packed tale with boat chases that may appeal to some boys.” –SLJ