Will has spent his whole life in the shadow of his older brother, Seth. Sure, his brother is a master builder who is known throughout the entire Overworld, but Will knows he could make his own mark in Minecraft if anyone would give him the chance to prove himself. So when Will gets the chance to go on his first solo adventure, he jumps at the opportunity.
Seth urges Will to stay at home where he’ll be safe, or at least take some time to prepare for the journey, but Will knows he has the courage and strength to face whatever strange biomes or hostile mobs the Overworld has in store for him.
Will’s quest gets off to a great start when he meets Mina, a fellow adventurer, and they decide to look for excitement together. But when the two get separated and night starts to fall, Will realizes he is lost. With spiders and creepers spawning all around him and no shelter in sight, can Will survive the night all on his own?
Beginning readersand gamerswill be on the edge of their seats in this thrilling first installment in the Secrets of an Overworld Survivor chapter book series!
Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readerspicture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks, and Pokemon Go; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Greyson Mann is the author of the Creeper Diaries series and the Secrets of an Overworld Survivor series from Sky Pony Press. He kept diaries like Gerald's when he was a middle schooler. He kept right on writing through high school and college and now creates books for kids from his home in Madison, Wisconsin. Greyson enjoys playing Minecraft with his nephew, sometimes writes bad rap songs, and hangs out with his three sisters, whom he now adores.
Grace Sandford is an illustrator and designer whose clients include Palmer Hargreaves, Stew magazine, Green Android Ltd., and Paper and Apparel. Her books include the two previous books in the Secrets of an Overworld Survivor series; Tough Cookie, written by Kate Louise; and The Egg, which she both wrote and illustrated. She currently resides in Norwich, England.