Alcatraz Smedry has a gift - he breaks everything he touches. This gift has caused him to move from foster home to foster home. Now, as he approaches his 13th birthday, he receives a birthday gift - a bag of sand. No ordinary bag of sand is this -oh, no- this sand can bring down empires and bestow great power. Imagine the possibilities of this sand now that it is in the hands of none other than the Evil Librarians. Thank goodness his uncle shows up to help reclaim the sand. He shows up late because that is his gift. The gift of lateness. Comes in handy when you're late for pain. Can they find the sand? Is it too late?
action/adventure boys middle readers older readers edgy fiction reluctant reader