Back by Sunrise by Justin Sloan

Back by SUnrise by Justin Sloan

Back by Sunrise

Back by Sunrise

A young girl named Brooke becomes a bird with the help of a magical necklace her dad left behind before deploying with the Army.

When the necklace is stolen by a conniving raven, Brooke must battle his pigeon minions and enlist the help of a friendly mouse and some not-so-friendly rats to take back her necklace and return home, in the process learning that love and family are forever.

About the author:  My twitter: @JustinMSloan

Justin Sloan is a video game writer, novelist, and screenwriter. He studied writing at the Johns Hopkins University   MA in Writing program and at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Professional Program in Screenwriting. Additionally, he has published short fiction and poetry.
Justin was in the Marines for five years and has lived in Japan, Korea, and Italy. He currently lives with his amazing wife and children in the Bay Area, where he writes and enjoys life.

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Format: Kindle Edition

Back by Sunrise is a sweet adventure story about a girl, Brooke, whose father dies while overseas. However, after she gets the bad news, Brooke receives a mysterious necklace that turns her into a bird. She must battle a new nemesis, Trollay, while trying to figure out how to get back to her human form. Back by Sunrise will not only take middle grade readers on an adventure in the sky, but will also help teach them about dealing with loss and moving on from it.

By Kai on January 1, 2015

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This was a truly enjoyable read and a very imaginative way to, in some way, deal with grief.
Loosing a loved one is always a sad, agonizing experience but in this she learned that they never truly leave us in spirit, they’re always with us in our minds and hearts.It also shows us the power of family, when you love and care for each other and stand together you can get through anything.true friends are there for you no matter what and true friendship can be made in the strangest places no matter their differences.The mural they began, there is a message but I wont say more I might give spoilers.There is a message through this whole book. Give it a chance and you’ll see what I mean.Yeah, this book was probably written for very young kids but I believe anyone of any age would enjoy and get something from it.

Great job Justin, what a fantastic adventure. I will be looking for more of your books:)

By M J Henry on February 8, 2015

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I am retired now but I was a Hospice grief counselor for many years. I worked a lot with children who were dealing with the loss of a parent. Often I would give the children a gift of books that I thought would help them through the grief process. This book, about a preteen girl who’s dad dies in the line of duty over seas is heart warming and truly magical. As a child reads this book he/she can feel the things that Brook felt as she journeys, as a little bird, through the grief process. Justin Sloan is an excellent word smith and creates a world where any preteen would be able to lose themselves for a while. I look forward to reading other of Justin’s books in the future.

By LISA SCHMID on April 21, 2015

Format: Paperback

This enchanting story takes flight effortlessly. After facing tragedy, young Brooke discovers a magical necklace left to her by her father. When placed around her neck, a transformation takes place that goes above and beyond the ordinary. I absolutely loved this book! “Back By Sunrise” is in my opinion, a five star read for young and old alike. (Lisa Schmid, Author of My Partner The Ghost)

By ALTON CAMPBELL, JR. on December 7, 2014

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Great read! This book relays to all readers how our loved ones never completely leave us. As long as we have our memories, friends, and imagination…our life will continue to include those whom we have loved.
I also thought the cover was brilliantly created, capturing the essence of the story.

By Robin Wiesneth author of TAILS OF IMAGINATION on December 16, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

A magical story about friendship and family. I fell in love with the characters in this book. Justin Sloan creates a seamless imaginary world where birds, mice, rats, and cats come to life as heroes and villains. Great plot with lots of excitement – A definite ‘must read’.

By william on December 7, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition

I loved this book! I read it to my daughter and found that it was truly special. The plot was wonderful and the characters were fun and engaging. It was one of those books that you read and simply can’t forget … This book is a must read.



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