Hello, and Happy Saturday!
This weekend is going to be extremely busy, so I am going to keep this week's post short and sweet. Today, I am just going to give you ten more random facts about Rockybado, so....here we go!
1.) The names of the kids (with the exception to Toby, of course) are in the pattern of D, B, D, B. This happened purely on accident.
2.) The Ingram's dad was born in London, England and moved to the United States with his family when he was 13 years old, in 1969. They lived outside of Stamford, Connecticut until the early 1980's when they moved to the Chicagoland/Northwest Indiana area.
3.) Every year, Mr. Ingram, Uncle Alan Wickes, David, and Brody go to a basketball game in Chicago. They consider that to be the best day of the year.
4.) In college, Brody Ingram, Andrew McCalsky, and Andrew Grzedek (The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs) become very close friends.
5.) Even though Mr. Ingram has lived in the United States since the 1970's, his British accent is still pretty thick. However, he is half-English and half-Italian.
6.) David and Brody have similar ways of spending Friday nights with their friends. They often order pizza or Chinese takeout and play video games until as late as two o'clock in the morning.
7.) Even though David Ingram, Adam Levistad, and John Garfield go to different colleges, they still remain close friends. David goes to a college in North Manchester. Adam goes to the same college that Brett graduated from, on the north side of Indianapolis. And John goes to a college in Muncie.
8.) Andrew McCalsky goes to the same college as his parents and older brother.
9.) At the beginning of The Revenge (or Invasion) of the Naughty Blue Aliens, David gets a job at a business firm where he can apply both marketing and finance. He also coaches tennis.
10.) David plays tennis, soccer, and basketball. Brody, however, plays tennis, soccer, basketball, baseball, and is a black belt in tae kwon do.
Now, without further ado, The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs and its sequel, The Sound of a B Flat, will be free today and tomorrow on Amazon, so I have the summaries of both novels for you to read.
The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs: "It is June 2006 in St. John, a town in Northwest Indiana, and five siblings find out about the existence of dinosaurs through their neighbors who actually visited them. At a swimming party, the neighbors give the three younger siblings a book with a T-Rex's number on it. When all five kids visit Galavanti Island, they help Dacston, a T-Rex, Valpatic, a velociraptor, Jokie, a brachiosaurus, and Sammy, a stegosaurus, locate a case of saxophones that Selfish Arnie, Dacston's cousin, has taken from all of the citizens of Galavanti Island."
The Sound of a B Flat: "Summer of 2006 commences in St. John, a town in Northwest Indiana, and Caleb Grzedek's band is starting to get known. Andrew, his older brother, starts his first tennis season in high school. He also spends time with his girlfriend and best friends, and Caleb finally comes up with the band's name with his best friends. And, coming from a big family, the Grzedek's are often visiting their relatives, and the five kids are always learning new things. Therefore, summer is off to a good start."
Please check out The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs and The Sound of a B Flat this weekend!
Have a good one!
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