Monday, December 16, 2013

Book News from Christopher Tozier

Celebrate A Florida Fantasy Series!

Announcing the new release, Olivia Brophie and the Sky Island

Now available on Amazon
Available in bookstores January 1, 2014

Created and written by Christopher Tozier, the Olivia Brophie series fuses excitement and adventure to offer a ground-breaking new way to teach science and nature to middle-grade students.

 Olivia Brophie and the Sky Island


Olivia’s life is in turmoil ever since she accidentally froze all of the world’s water and her aunt and uncle were kidnapped by the Wardenclyffe thugs. With the help of a black bear named Hoolie, she must travel across America to restore the damage she caused. Hungry and wounded, she stumbles into a secret valley invisible to the outside world. There she meets an ancient civilization with no intention of letting her leave.

In the meantime, Doug and Gnat are drawn deeper into the world of Junonia, the mysterious city built in the aquifer beneath Florida. Doug works diligently to scientifically document the discovery of giant tardigrades when his secret is accidently revealed to the last person in the world he wanted to tell, Larry Mutch. Caught in an epic battle, Doug must find a way to save himself, Gnat, and the bully who doesn’t want his help.

Praise for Olivia Brophie and the Sky Island

“A fast, action-packed ride through fantastical landscapes populated by long forgotten real-world elements. Chris Tozier has created a compelling mix of intrigue, danger, and magic that will keep readers turning until they've reached the last page.”     – Danette Haworth, author of A Whole Lot of Lucky and Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning

Age Range: 8 - 11 years

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Pineapple Press (January 1, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1561646806

ISBN-13: 978-1561646807


Christopher Tozier


Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus


Olivia Brophie feels betrayed. She hasn’t heard from her mom who’s serving in the army in Iraq. And for no reason, her dad sent her to live with her crazy aunt and uncle in the middle of nowhere—the Florida scrub. It seems boring till bears follow her to school, coral snakes leave her gifts, and tree frogs start writing cryptic messages on her bedroom window.

Olivia is fascinated by the giant insect walkingsticks that her uncle tenderly protects. He turns out to be crazier than she thought with wild ideas about magnetic currents, cosmic rays, and a mysterious device that controls the laws of the universe. He doesn’t know the half of it.

Along with Doug, a local eco-nerd genius, and Gnat, her videogame-obsessed little brother, Olivia discovers a vast underworld city that holds the secrets of history as well as the way to the future. With the forces of evil at her heels, she finds a brilliant pearl and must use its power to discover her life's ultimate destiny.

Praise for Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus

                Winner of the 2012 President's Book Awards Silver Medal for Children's Literature

                Winner of the Honor Book Award from the Society of School Librarians

“A non-stop Tilt-a-Whirl, . . . a rousing, Tom Sawyer on steroids adventure . . . filled with lessons on the Florida habitat.”  — The Florida Book Review

The storyline itself is purely magic. And the sense of wonder created by some of its unique characters is truly magic in itself.”  — WGCU

“Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus has plenty of gumption for a debut novel, painlessly working a hefty helping of eco-science into a supernatural adventure tale set in the wilds of Florida.”  — Orlando Sentinel

Age Range: 8 - 11 years

Series: Olivia Brophie (Book 1)

Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: Pineapple Press (March 1, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1561645192

ISBN-13: 978-1561645190

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