Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Book Review and Giveaway: The Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book One by Caroline Lawrence
Synopsis: Introducing P.K. Pinkerton, Master of Disguise
When twelve-year-old P.K. (Pinky) Pinkerton's foster parents are murdered by Whittlin' Walt and his gang of ruthless desperados, Pinky goes on the run. He's forced into hiding with Ma's priceless last possession: the deed to a large amount of land and silver mines in the Nevada Mountains. But relying on disguises will only keep Pinky hidden for so long, and the desperados are quickly closing in . . .
About the Author: Million-selling author Caroline Lawrence writes detective stories with the double aim of entertaining children and teaching them. Combining fast-moving plots with historical accuracy means her history mystery stories are beloved of children, parents and teachers. "I want to know everything about the past, especially the exciting things. Also the sounds, smells, sights and tastes. I write historical novels because nobody has invented a Time Machine. And I write for kids because 11 is my inner age."
Review: This book is aimed at kids ages 8 and up, so obviously Kiddo wasn't as interested in it. The lively Pinky narrates this very quick reading, romp through the Wild West. His adventures are even more amazing in that, he has Asperger's Syndrome, which makes social situations hard for him. Pinky not only teachers kids about his syndrome, he helps them understand it, through his travels and chases. This book would be great for family readalongs, as parents will love the author's 'tip of the hat' to the old West tv shows and movies, and the kids will be waiting with anticipation for the next thing to happen!
If you have a reluctant reader, this book might just be the one to pique their interest in reading, and history of the Wild West!
I am happy to offer it to one lucky BTHM for some great Summer reading!
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Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Penguin Young Readers group, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, besides a small monetary one, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it
Posted by Nicole Henke at 11:39 AM