The Secret Path of Ned the Ninja is a Middle Grade Martial Arts series of books written by Melissa Mertz and Kea Alwang. Book One, Reluctant Hero, finds our guy Ned just trying to get by in the 5th grade. When his parents haul him off to karate class, Ned is sure he won't be a class act. And he's double sure he won't be going back. But then something strange happens ... and Ned's uncoordinated feet take their first steps onto a rather unpredictable path.
Out for an evening ice cream cone at Conrad's with my pal Jack. I hope they still make cookie dough. What's your favorite flavor? Do you drip it all over the place? Do you have recommendations for getting chocolate stains out of a gi top?
Our hapless pal, Ned "the Ninja" Herts is on the move in many ways! Not only is he close to sharing the next chapter of his misadventures with everyone (anticipated launch for Book Two is mid-August), but he's out and about on summer vacation. You can track where the little guy goes this summer right here on Ned the Ninja.com, on Facebook, and on Ned's very own Twitter.
Want to take Ned out for some summer fun? Snap a picture of Reluctant Hero (Ned's first book) on location at one of your favorite places or carry a mini Ned with you! (He's printable for cutting out right here.) Send your pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll post them here, on Facebook, and we're sure Ned will tweet them! The two pictures that get the best reactions from Ned's co-authors will win a prize toward the end of the summer!