Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas by Stokes - ADVISABLE

Stokes, Jonathan W. Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas, 324 pages.  Philomel (Penguin), 2016. $17.  Language: G (2 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G

After the death of their parents in a plane crash, Addison Cooke and his sister Molly witness as their guardian, Uncle Nigel, a leading expert on Incan history, was abducted from the museum. To find him and their Aunt Delia, they must get help from their friends Eddie, Raj and a local, Guadaloupe.  The group needs to beat the evil Professor Ragar to the remaining Incan keys and trade them for their aunt and uncle’s lives. The children will travel through the forests and cities of South America rescue their only remaining family, and maybe grab some of Atahualpa’s ancient Incan treasure on the way.

This book is so good I ran out of reading light battery in one night. It may not be a realistic situation, though it is still a great book. It does not however relate to today’s culture. However, It is fun and original and would appeal to almost everyone. Mr. Stokes has concocted an excellent mix of humor and adventure. This book was smartly foreshadowed and perfectly plotted.
EL, MS - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: JRD, 7th Grade

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