Jake McCarthy, age six, resident of Altadena, California, reviews a book a week. It's a service to parents and kids everywhere in elementary school who are always looking for something good to read.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Jake's Review of The Valley of Adventure and The Sea of Adventure by Enid Blyton

The Valley of Adventure and The Sea of Adventure written by Enid Blyton
Reviewed by Jake McCarthy

In The Valley of Adventure, the plan is to go on a night flight on Bill's plane, but Jack, Lucy-Ann, Dinah and Phillip get on the wrong plane and they have a great adventure.

In The Sea of Adventure, Jack, Lucy-Ann, Dinah and Phillip think they are giong to the loneliest part of teh sea, but they are incorrect. When Bill is kidnapped, the children know that Bill's enemies are near.

I like these books because of all the exiciting adventure, for example, hunting for treasure in the heart of a mountain and driving on a motorcycle in the dead of night searching for Bill.

I recommend these books for kids between 7 and 10.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Jake's Review of Knight's Castle

Knight's Castle by Edward Eager
Reviewed by Jake McCarthy

It all starts when Roger and his sister Ann go to Maryland to stay with their Aunt Katherine while their father is in the hospital. Aunt Katherine gets Roger a toy castle, and when he wakes up, the toy soldiers are real and so is the castle.

I like this book because of all the special magic and the way modern people mix with old-time people.

I recommend this book for 5 to 10 year olds and for kids who like magic.