Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerThe Door in the Alley (The Explorers #1) by Adrienne Kress

  • Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:30:00    Permalink

    The story starts with a pig out by itself wearing a small black cap.  You don't usually see a pig in the city and you never see one wearing a hat.  While Sebastian is still trying to figure it out, a man comes out to capture it and somehow Sebastian gets involved.  It gets even worse when he goes in the door that says:  The Explorers.

    Delacorte Press sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published April 25th.

    This is a nonsensical story with footnotes, illustrations and strange situations all the way through it.  Middle graders will love it.  I found it great fun to read and can't wait for the next book to come out.

    Sebastian finds a young girl who is on the run in the alley the Explorer's club is on.  She's been ejected from the club and is crying.  She wants to find her grandfather but the clue she needs is in the club.  Sebastian takes her home with him and agrees to help her.  He's a math and science genius and he needs his brain skills to figure out the key.  They end up in big danger, each saving the other from destruction, and the story gets more exciting the further you go.

    There's cliff hanger ending which makes you look forward to the next book in the series.  You can tell your kids they won't be bored reading it!

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