Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Review -- Alexander Drake’s Extraordinary Pursuit by Elizabeth Parkinson Bellows

Title: Alexander Drake’s Extraordinary Pursuit

Author: Elizabeth Parkinson Bellows

Genre: Middle School

ebook, 112 pages

Published June 7th 2011 by Wild Child Publishing

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

About the book:

Alexander Drake is a curious young man. He lives in a drab, oversized mansion with his secretive father and spends his days playing alone. Where is his mother? And why is his father so tight-lipped about the past?

But secrets have a way of getting out. And a stay at his grandmother's cottage provides strange clues to his father's past. A past Alexander is determined to find out about.

With a mysterious key and several maps in his pack, he sets off on an innocent search for answers about his family.

The discovery of a secret passageway opens the door to dangers, and wonders, unimaginable. And each answer leads to more questions and the journey of his life.

Join Alexander for a thrilling adventure in Azra's Pith, a place of beauty and magic... but beware--something evil lurks in the shadows


What a fantastical book for young readers and a great adventure for parents to read out loud to even younger children to instill the joy of reading. At first Alexander is a typical young boy

who ends up on an enchanting journey. The setting is captivating for children and adults alike, full of fabulous inhabitants, who are some good friends and some evil baddies. This book will have your little ones begging for book two and thankfully I came to the series a little late and it is already available.


1 comment:

liz pbellows said...

Thank you for the lovely review! You put a little skip in my step today :)