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Genre: Middle-grade (children’s) adventure

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

It’s funny how one little letter can change a person’s life. Jax and his friends have been planning the summer of a lifetime at Camp Runamuck. However, when one of them is facing summer at a school desk for failing English, they watch those plans crash and burn!

At the last moment they’re given a way out.

An extra credit assignment to find several fake artifacts for a fairy tale display their teacher is presenting at the local library.

Thinking they’ve hit the easiest-extra-credit-ever jackpot, they begin rummaging through any piles of junk they can find. As they start putting the clues together, they realize that what they’re really searching for is one authentic artifact that can rewrite fairy tales!

Enlisting the aid of the Lost Boys, Jax and his friends battle fairy tale villains to see who can get their hand, or their hook, on it first.


My Review:

A swashbuckling tale of the old-school adventure type (think Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, The Goonies, or Treasure Island) set in modern times, with a nod to fairytales and Peter Pan, this is a fun and accessible children’s novel.

When Jax’s friend is threatened with summer school instead of summer camp with his friends, the group set out to help him with extra credit. But why does their teacher want them to find artifacts linked to fairytales? And who are all the strange newcomers to the school?

Fast-paced, adventure-filled, and with plenty of witty dialogue, this is a book about friendship, discovery, and fighting for good, sprinkled with some fairy dust and the stories we all loved as children. Enjoy it!

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.