Today I'm happy to share with you a new series: The Explorers!
The Explorers: The Door in the AlleyAdrienne Kress
Featuring a mysterious society, a secretive past, and a pig in a teeny hat, The Explorers: The Door in the Alley is the first book in a new series for fans of The Name of This Book Is a Secret and The Mysterious Benedict Society. Knock once if you can find it—but only members are allowed inside.
This is one of those stories that start with a pig in a teeny hat. It’s not the one you’re thinking about. (This story is way better than that one.)
This pig-in-a-teeny-hat story starts when a very uninquisitive boy stumbles upon a very mysterious society. After that, there is danger and adventure; there are missing persons, hired thugs, a hidden box, a lost map, and famous explorers; and also a girl on a rescue mission.
About the Author
Adrienne Kress is a writer and an actress born and raised in Toronto. She is the daughter of two high school English teachers and credits them with her love of both writing and performing. She also has a cat named Atticus, who unfortunately despises teeny hats. Look for her online at AdrienneKress.com, and follow her on Twitter at @AdrienneKress.
What a cute book! I liked Sebastian from the start! I loved how predictable he was and then had that completely shaken up! His reactions were really and funny. I loved how he kept questioning to himself why he was doing what he was doing! I was questioning it, so I loved that he did too! I also loved Evie! She was great, and I think boys and girls alike will enjoy her personality and want to see more of her.
The story itself was fun, crazy, action packed and capable of pulling readers along for the whole ride. That is something that the intended audience needs. They will giggle and want to keep reading. How could you not when there is a pig that wears a hat!
Another thing I liked was how the book doesn't talk down to it's reader. Yes it's silly and goofy, but it doesn't resort to simple language in order to do that. Instead it ramps up the reading level. It pushes kids to learn some as they are reading - kinda like The Name of this Book is Secret or the Series of Unfortunate events. I love when books do that!
Over all - great book that I think will be a hit with kids.
Thank you Random House Children’s Books for providing a copy for review and hosting the blog tour!