Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart ~ books 13 and 14 by Elizabeth Singer Hunt

The Hunt for the Yeti's Skull by Elizabeth Singer Hunt

Rating: 5 of 5
Genre: Middle Grade: action adventure
Source: Received to Review

Book Description:  The Hunt for the Yeti Skull (Book 13) Jack has become the most decorated secret agent for the Global Protection Force, but during the day he’s still just an ordinary kid who has to put up with annoying people—like Marko Mayer, a new student in Jack’s rock-climbing class. When Jack and Marko race to the top of the wall, Marko stomps on Jack’s hand and wins—then has the nerve to gloat! But Jack has no time to sulk—the GPF needs him in Nepal. A plane carrying a team of scientists has gone missing over Mount Everest. They were thought to be carrying the first true Yeti skull ever recovered—proof that the legendary Abominable Snowman really existed. Jack quickly discovers that a greedy collector is behind the theft—and he may have hired Jack’s archnemesis for the job. Can Jack and his fellow agents use their climbing skills to brave the highest mountain on earth and recover the priceless skull?

Beka's Thoughts:

I'd give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.  It is meant for children 6-9 years of age, and I think that it is a great read.  It is full of action and adventure as 9 year old Jack Stalwart constantly fights crime and defeats the bad guys in a on going attempt to find his missing older brother.  The language and writing style are appropriate for the age of readers it was written for.  The book is very educational and teaches a lot of cool facts about the regions Jack and his fellow agents are working in.

The Mission to Find Max by Elizabeth Singer Hunt

Rating: 5 0f 5
Source:  Received to Review
Genre: Middle Grade Action adventure

Book Description: The Mission to Find Max (Book 14) Jack joined the Global Protection Force for two reasons: to thwart evil around the world and to rescue his brother, Max, who went missing while working as a GPF agent. The GPF refused to share any details with Jack about Max’s whereabouts, but on two previous missions, Jack had collected clues that pointed to Max is being in Egypt. Now Jack has reason to believe that King Tut’s diadem—a crown thought to have magical powers—is the cause of Max’s disappearance. The crown was so important that King Tut was buried with it on his head, but when the boy-pharaoh’s tomb was opened in 1922, an assistant archaeologist named Omar Massri stole the artifact. Could a descendant of Massri somehow be involved in Max’s disappearance? Jack and his old friend Kate must prevent an ancient and terrible curse of the pharaohs from wreaking havoc, or else Egypt—and Jack’s brother—could be doomed.

Beka's Thoughts:

I'd rate this book 5 out of 5 stars for children 6-9 years of age.  This book and the book before it would be great for children attempting to read books by themselves.  It is a quick, fast, and easy read.  Each book is small, but it is full of fun facts and adventure.

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