The Tukor's Journey

By Jeannine Kellogg

The Tukor's Journey Book Cover

Siblings Mitch, Tony, and Jovi discover that mysterious creatures called Grezniks are close to achieving their mission: blowing up Earth and shattering Life to bits. Over the centuries, Grezniks have nearly succeeded many times. But each time, their efforts have been foiled by Tukors and their allies. Now, Grezniks are closer than ever before, and no one knows if any Tukors are left in the world to stop them. Mitch, Tony, and Jovi are unexpectedly invited to help defeat the Grezniks, but will they have the courage to join the battle?

Now available on, Barnes & Noble and Itasca Books .

ISBN 13: 978-0-9995714-0-8
Publisher: Jagged Compass LLC
On Sale: Now!
Trimsize: 5.5 (W) x 7.5 (L) x 1.53 (H)
Pages: 592
List Price: $11.99
Ages: 10-14
Grade Level: 5-9
Lexile® Measure: 830
AR Points: 21 points. MG BL 5.8
LCCN: 2017917375
Illustrations: Jim Madsen
Book Design: Laura Drew
Distributor: Itasca Books

Awards & Mentions

Winner Teen Fiction, Independent Press Award

Book of the Year Finalist Juvenile Fiction, Foreword INDIES

Best First Book Silver Winner Children's/Young Adult, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™, Bill Fisher Award

Children's Book of the Year and 1st Place Young Reader, Reader Views Literary Awards

Honorable Mention, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards

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The Tukor’s Journey is an epic action adventure. Chock-full of the unexpected. Faraway lands. Volcanoes. Mountains. Tundra. Tropical forests. Raging rivers. Steamy geysers. Farms. Big cities. Tractors flying at the speed of sound. Blue stones that defy the laws of physics. A crooked Grandpa. A crazy old man. An ostentatious mom. A milquetoast dad. And lots of creatures. Real life creatures, but are they friend or foe?

And Grezniks. Vicious. Deadly. Unfathomable strength and speed. Seeping through the world unseen—slippery, crawly, swift. Determined to destroy Life itself. And they are closer than ever to succeeding. Soon they’ll be ready to blow up Earth into tiny pieces. And all of our little bits will fly away like milkweed seeds into the galaxy. But there are also three kids. Two brothers and a sister. And they have no idea that they’ll be called upon to save it all.

The characters in The Tukor’s Journey travel all over the world. To the tropical forests of Papua New Guinea, the volcanoes of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia, the mountain ranges of Alaska, the tundra of Canada, the White-Water Terraces of China, the rivers of North Korea, the farms of southern Minnesota, and even Hollywood, California. Yet The Tukor’s Journey  starts in Manhattan where three siblings live: Mitch and Tony, and Jovi.

Here’s a preview of some of the animals, birds, and locations in The Tukor’s Journey. Our world is full of the beautiful and amazing!

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This book has changed my prespective on everything. It’s truly a mind changing book and my new favorite book.

Ian, Age 11


It is a extremely good book. It has a very wild and exciting story. You get taken on a journey of your own reading it. One of the best books I’ve read.

Jorvik, Age 11


Evan is completely obsessed with your book! He loves the seven-legged creature and described to me how he imagines the Grezniks.

Jill, Parent.

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