Hyperion Book CH, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
"Terrific," says Eugene, after winning an all-expenses-paid vacation in Bermuda. "I'll probably get a really nasty sunburn." Unfortunately, Eugene's luck is a lot worse than that. First, his cruise ship sinks, then he ends up stranded on a tiny island. But Eugene isn't alone. There's another castaway, a parrot with a busted wing, who tells him what there is to eat and drink and how to build a sailboat. Cranky Eugene pays attention, and now his luck begins to change.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing
When Eugene wins a cruise to Bermuda, his response - "Terrific... I'll probably get a really nasty sunburn" - epitomizes his entire approach to life. When his ship goes down, and he is stranded on a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MeganSchneider - LibraryThing
This was so dang cute. A grumpy old man who uses sarcasm as a defense mechanism finds a parrot that will change his life forever. The parrot not only saves his life by teaching him to build a boat ... Read full review