A Motley Education Book
Ellysian Press, April 10, 2023
ISBN Amazon Print: 978-1-941637-83-8
ISBN IngramSpark: 978-1-941637-84-5
ISBN: Draft2Digital: 978-1-941637-85-2
Motley Junior High: School for the Psychically and Celestially Gifted Terms of Enrollment
Signed: Ebony Charmed
Sixth-graders Ebony Charmed and Will Fleishman are up to their graves with spirit training. That’s their reward for saving Motley Junior High from a fiery serpent. More homework.
But that didn’t stop them from secretly casting spells to find the dark elf that stole their friend Lance’s body. They certainly couldn’t leave it to Motley authorities. The last time Ebony left things to adults, her mother lied to her and a fire giant kidnapped her father (which she still believes is her fault).
When undead crows invade the boneyard and strange flower petals infect the ghost residents, they realize they are in over their heads. Clues point to Dead Alley - the forbidden section of the boneyard - where the dead have begun to be not so dead. When Lance’s spirit goes full-on berserker, the duo must find a cure. Before the infected ghosts turn zombie and Lance remains trapped there forever.
DEAD ALLEY continues the award-winning tale of Ebony and Fleishman as they hone their skills in the art of spirit tracking and get to know the ghost residents of the local cemetery all while dodging a new, mysterious danger from the world of Norse Mythology. Larsen's writing style is crisp and clear, immediately immersing the reader in the story. Even older readers will enjoy the adventures these two
young heroes get themselves into.
Teaching & Discussion Guide
Meet the Character, Book Trailer, Map of Yggdrasil, Be A Motley Mulisha Member, Be A Sensory/Luminary
Praise for DEAD ALLEY
*HONORABLE MENTION WINNER, CHILDREN'S CATEGORY, 2023 LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL!*
*NEXT BEST READ TOP CHOICE!*
"Larsen has created a captivating world that will leave readers wanting more, and her skillful storytelling will keep them engaged from beginning to end. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an exciting read." - NEXT BEST READ
"S.A. Larsen's Dead Alley is a twisting spooky adventure story full of wonderful characters set in an incredible world with a mystery in its heart and loyal friendships in its bones." - Ally Malinenko, author of GHOST GIRL and THIS APPEARING HOUSE
“Dead Alley is a fast-paced tale that skillfully combines Norse mythology with the paranormal. It takes readers into a colorful world of spirits, ghosts, and ghouls where good and evil forces battle for supremacy.” – Sherry Ellis, author of BUBBA and SQUIRT'S MAYAN ADVENTURE
"Give this series a go and you will discover a creepy and engaging tale sure to please. A full out entertaining plot in a paranormal world. - ALWAYS IN THE MIDDLE, Greg Pattridge
"...my favorite part was going down into the Archive and having book upon book for them to pursue seeking knowledge. Quite a fun adventure and I'm eagerly looking forward to the next book in the series." - LOG CABIN LIBRARY
Praise For MOTLEY EDUCATION
*FIRST PLACE WINNER, CHILDREN'S CATEGORY, 2016 NEW ENGLAND BOOK FESTIVAL!*
*Bronze Award Winner, 2017 Feathered Quill Book Awards for Best Juvenile/YA Fiction*
*Winner - Purple Dragonfly Awards 2017, Honorable Mention; ebook*
*Gold Medal Award Winner - Literary Classics Book Awards 2017, Grade School Fantasy*
*Gold Medal Winner - 2017 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards, Children's Fantasy/Sci-Fi
" A deftly crafted and consistently entertaining read from cover to cover! Indeed, "Motley Education" is certain to be an enduringly popular addition to elementary school and community library collections. ~Midwest Book Reviews - Children's Bookwatch: May 2017
"Full of thrilling twists and an intense battle between good and evil, this fast-paced tale, replete with magical beasts and lovable characters is a must read for young fans of paranormal fiction."
My ten-year-old son read this book and LOVED it! He couldn't put it down! ... As a mother of boys, I'm always looking for good books that they love. This one is a winner! ~ Kristin Smith, Author of the Catalyst series
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