Many of you know that we moved to New England last year, so my kids were ecstatic when they got this book in the mail and learned it was set in our area! It was so easy for my boys to relate to the main characters anxiety about moving to a new town and starting a new school where they were the new kids. We don’t have an attic though, so no worries about finding any hidden chests in this house
The book is 192 pages, and Joshua, my fourth grader, read the entire book in one day last week, while he was home sick. He was so quiet while reading it that I thought he was sleeping! However, he was just that engrossed in the story. I love any book that captures their interests and grows their love of reading. This is part of a series, so we’ll definitely be purchasing the future installments (in hardback too, for my OCD, haha!). Here is his “review”:
“This book is awesome. It has some fun adventures with this guy Mike, and this girl Amy. They find a red shirt hidden in a chest in their attic and they get special powers. Special powers are cool, I want some. Like these kids, I would keep my powers a secret from my mom, she would find a way to take them away. My dad would think they are cool and want some too.”
Mike and Amy Smith are nervous about moving from their nice house in Boston to a dilapidated old mansion in Falton, New Hampshire. They know they’ll have to start the sixth and seventh grade not knowing anyone, and their new house is just plain creepy.
While searching their dusty attic, Mike and Amy uncover an old wooden chest with a mysterious lock. Inside, they find magical red shirts that give them special powers. Together with a new friend, Sam, Mike and Amy must figure out how to harness their newfound gifts while keeping them secret from their parents. As their powers grow, they begin a search for two kids who had gone missing in the summer, pitting them against a powerful adversary with mystical powers of his own. Will Mike and Amy be able to unlock the ancient mystery of the shirts? And will they be able to find the missing children before it is too late?
Bryce Clark wrote and directed the independent dramatic comedy, Ben Banks. He has also written for the children’s show, Yo Gabba Gabba and is a partner in the production company, StoryLand Entertainment. Bryce and his wife live in the Salt Lake area with their five children.
Kim B. Clark is the former dean of Harvard Business School, and is the president of Brigham Young University-Idaho. He and his wife live in Rexburg, Idaho.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored giveaway, and I received a complimentary copy of this book. regardless all thoughts and opinions expressed are mine and Joshua’s and were not influenced in any manner.
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