Treasure Hunters Peril At The Top Of The World, by James Patterson ~ Book Review
I was excited to receive a copy of James Pattersons new book, Treasure Hunters Peril At The Top Of The World. In return for my honest review. My kids and I have enjoyed other James Patterson books so we were excited to read more. If you have not heard of him, you are missing out. James Patterson has written more #1 best sellers for kids than any other living author. His books are funny and perfect for middle school aged children. But honestly kids of all ages (even adults) will enjoy them. My oldest daughter takes he book to bed with her at night so she can read it, but for my younger kids we snuggle up on the couch and they enjoy listening as I read out loud to them. His books are current and fun for the kids, talking about things like Minions and Instagram. Yet at the same time doing a great job of teaching about the history and ancient artwork.
The Kidds are a spy family who work together to save artwork and priceless Egyptian antiquities. The put themselves in some pretty dangerous situations, for example in the first part of the book Bick and Beck jump into the back of a van that has just stolen a mummy. Their Mom and Dad where chained up to a pole so they took matters into their own hands and jumped in the back. They soon get a call from their Mom, “ What you’re doing is extremely dumb and dangerous. It’s also brave, but that doesn’t stop it from being dumb or dangerous.”
Storm, on of the Kidd children happens to have a photographic memory and is very useful when it comes to instantly remembering licence plate or codes. At one point she gets to help questions the criminals they just helped put behind bars. Mr Kidds had been trying to get more information from them, with no luck. Storm then sits down and quickly spouts off details about The Enlightened Ones, a group who is known for stealing artwork and masterpieces.
The family helped capture art thieves in Italy, but are soon jetting north of Russia to hunt some more treasure and help capture those behind one of the biggest art heists in history. While in Russia Mr. and Mrs. Kidd make sure their 4 children learn as much as they can about Russia and it’s history. So they hire a tutor to teach them while exploring museum’s. My kids laughed as we read this paragraph, “so far in Russia, all the museum guards had been older women. They didn’t wear uniforms. They didn’t need to. They looked scary enough without them.”
In a crazy twist of events the same museum they had just visited, had priceless artwork stolen from it in the middle of the night. And Russian authorities think the Kidd family is in on it. They zip tie their hands and haul them outside to police vehicles. Will they get out of prison? Will they find the real thief? One thing is for sure, there are lots of twists and turns that keep you turning the pages.
We are happy to give this book a HUGE thumbs up. We really enjoyed reviewing this book, and look forward to his next one.
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