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|Addison Cooke and the treasure of the Incas|
Author: Stokes, Jonathan
[First book of the series] After twelve-year-old Addison Cooke's uncle unearths ancient Incan secrets in Peru, he is kidnapped by a shadowy organization intent on stealing the treasure unless Addison and his friends can decipher the clues first.
Addison Cooke, 1
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.20
Points: 9.0 Quiz: 186709
Kirkus Reviews (-) (08/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 12/15/2016 This tale of adventure, which ranges from Manhattan to Machu Picchu, introduces readers to the suave and debonair Addison Cooke. Addison is 12 and heavily invested in the family business—archaeology. He and his younger sister, Molly, live with their aunt and uncle, who are kidnapped by a rival professor, after discovering the location of a hidden Incan treasure. Addison—along with Molly, survival-training neighbor Raj, and by-the-book classmate Eddie (fluent in Spanish thanks to his nanny)—smooth-talks their way to South America, where they hope to beat Professor Ragar to the next clue, while rescuing Uncle Nigel and Aunt Delia to boot. This combines the derring-do of Indiana Jones with a genuine archaeological mystery, explained in an editor’s note at the end. Debut author (and screenwriter) Stokes brings a cinematic scope to the story. The kids work together, the villains are suitably menacing, and the ending is left wide open for further installments. This lively debut promises more seat-of-the-pants thrills for readers who love adventure. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.