Monday, February 22, 2016

Action and Adventure for Kids

It is always nice to recharge with a week away skiing and come back ready with more reviews and new books to share with you.  My TBR pile is huge, which means there are way too many books that have the promise to get your kids reading and keep them entertained with a can't put down story.  How nice is that?

Today I have a book full of intelligent action and adventure.  I like to think of it as the Da Vinci Code for kids.  Secret societies from centuries ago, lost relics scattered across the globe, and inventions that defy imagination make up this thrilling story.

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Title: The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone

Author: Tony Abbott

Target: Grade 4-8

Series: Yes

What this book is about: 
Wade and his family and friends attend the funeral of Uncle Henry in Germany.  Turns out Uncle Henry was murdered and he was the guardian of 12 objects that were assembled by Copernicus, the 15th century mathematician and astronomer.  Wade was given a star chart by Uncle Henry to help find these 12 relics but he and his family aren’t the only ones looking for them.  The nefarious Knights of the Tectonic Order want to assemble them for evil purposes, so Wade and friends must solve clues and puzzles to get to them first and save the universe.

Why I love this book:
  • Action from the start.  I like a book that gets things going immediately and keeps the intensity high, and this one is a can’t put down read.
  • It was quite interesting learning about Copernicus and Ptolemy and their work.  I felt smarter after reading this story, which is always nice to say.
  • I enjoyed the cast of characters.  It is lovely to have both boys and girls with smarts and the evil villain is quite a piece of work.
Who this book is for:
Great book for kids who are fans of Percy Jackson or 39 Clues.  Tony Abbot is the wonderful author of the early chapter book series The Secrets of Droon, so if your kids where fans of that series when they were younger, they will probably enjoy this one as well. 

Final thoughts: 
Of course only three books in the series are out, and I assume with twelve relics we will get one per book, so kids will no get immediate resolution to this adventure.

To purchase this book:
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