- Title: Evertaster
- Author: Adam Sidwell
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Future House Publishing (June 7, 2012)
- Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
- ISBN-10: 0615654495
- ISBN-13: 978-0615654492
- FTC: FYI I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
"Wonderfully talented writing; funny."
--Orson Scott Card, NYT Bestselling author of Ender's Game
"Sidwell is a talented comedian, and that is certainly reflected in his writing. The characters are quirky and likable." --Deseret News
Forced to flee by a cult of murderous chefs, the Johnsonvilles embark on a perilous journey to ancient ruins, faraway jungles and forgotten caves. Along the way they discover the truth: Guster is an Evertaster — a kid so picky that nothing but the legendary taste itself will save him from starvation. With the sinister chefs hot on Guster’s heels and the chefs’ reign of terror spreading, Guster and his family must find the legendary taste before it’s too late.
Evertaster is a great middle grade book! It is written perfectly for this age group. My ten year old son is reading it now and is loving it. He keeps LOL at certain parts. He also keeps making comments about how he knows how Guster feels about his Mother's cooking. Huh? I don't think my cooking is that bad and I know that my son is not an Evertaster. Then, he grins at me.
Guster is an 11 year old boy, who is at first glance a picky eater, but turns out to be more than that. He is special, in that he is an Evertaster and has perfect "taste". Guster doesn't enjoy anything he Mom makes because he can taste the dirt things were grown in, for example. One night in search of something for him to eat before he starves, they stumble upon an old baker.The baker tells them of the Gastronomy of Peace, an ancient and secret recipe that could change the world and before he can tell them the whole story they're attacked by mysterious chefs in red. These chefs are members of a secret society called the Cult of Gastronimati. From here on out, Guster and his family go on an adventure in search of the secret ingredients to make the Gastronomy of Peace. This adventure is one that would make Indiana Jones envious. As they travel around the world, young readers will be entertained as they travel along with Guster to far-off places like Africa, Egypt and Norway. Your taste buds will also be taken on a ride, as scrumptious foods are described so well, that you can almost taste them as you read.
For all of you parents that are looking for a new and fun family read- aloud that all ages will enjoy, Evertaster is here!
I give this book, 4 1/2 stars!!
to share pictures of them during their visit.
Here I am with Jarom and Adam Sidwell.
Jarom tells the kids about story structure during the assembly at Eastlake Elementary.
Here I am at the assembly, helping out, with an Evertaster experiment.
Adam and Jarom signing copies of Evertaster for the students.
"The Gorilla" surprising my son!
Adam and Jarom signing more books after the assembly. We loved having them there! They have a lot of new fans!!
"One of the most original, well-crafted and imaginative MG stories I've come across in a long time." - WordSpelunking Book Review
Blog Tour Schedule for Evertaster by Adam Glendon Sidwell, 2012
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