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Grade 4 Up A dead man on a raft in the South Pacific causes Dr. Jake Cooper and his teenage children to investigate the disappearance of Adam MacKenzie, a missionary to the island of Aquarius. There they find a colony of businessmen, college professors, housewives and the like, under the leadership of Kelno, a man claiming to have founded "a brand-new world, a place free from crime, war, bloodshed, and greed"but who is actually a demented megalomaniac. After many breathless encounters with fire walking, human sacrifices to a giant snake, earthquakes and vicious African tiger flies, the Coopers rescue the missionary. Stereotyped characters include the brave, born-again American Christians versus the Satanic Kelso and his deluded followers. Implausible plot, improbable setting, undisciplined writing, but the headlong pace will keep readers turning pages. The Christian message that Kelno is the Antichrist of 2 Thessalonians and Revelation is stated unequivocally. Best for Christian schools and conservative church libraries. Pat Pearl, First Presbyterian Church Library, Martinsville, Va.
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Frank E. Peretti is one of American Christianity's best-known authors. His novels have sold over 10 million copies, and he is widely credited with reinventing Christian fiction. He and his wife, Barbara, live in the Pacific Northwest. www.frankperetti.com.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 820L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Crossway (July 14, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781581346190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581346190
  • ASIN: 1581346190
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Frank E. Peretti is one of American Christianity's best-known authors. His novels have sold over 10 million copies, and he is widely credited with reinventing Christian fiction. He and his wife, Barbara, live in the Pacific Northwest. www.frankperetti.com.

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It took me about five hours to read it.
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As a fan of the Indiana Jones series, I have always enjoyed a good adventure story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By April on April 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
I liked this one better than the first in the series. It didn't take as long for me to get pulled into this one. I couldn't put this one down. It took me about five hours to read it. I had planned on just reading a little and going to bed but it is now 2:30 in the morning.

Frank Peretti is a Christian author so that is always evident in his writing. With his adult books it can be subtle with someone learning a lesson of some kind but with this series Dr. Cooper and his two children Jay and Lila travel together in archeological investigations. They use their beliefs to discount the legends that brought them there in the first place. So in this series it will plainly say where something is found in the Bible that they are talking about. I always learn something myself.

In this one they travel to an island in search for someone and end up trying to save the whole island. I love Frank's writing because I can always picture things in my mind while I am reading it. It is very easily done and makes me wish that they would do a series of movies for these books. It is just enough description for you to imagine things and it doesn't over do it to where you get bored. Between book 1 and this one, book 2, this one is my favorite.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MizBanks on August 18, 2014
Format: Paperback
I finished the second of the Cooper Kids' Series on July 2, 2014, but when I don't particularly enjoy a book I really want to write a review of it. I just want to be done with it. That was the case with Escape from the Island of Aquarius. I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars because it's a fine book. There's nothing wrong with it except that it's the same as book 1. Same three to five plots points and predictable ending. This is good for young, young readers - I'd say maximum 5th grade - because it'll teach them some basics of writing through repetition. By following the consistency of these stories they can master comprehension skills such as inference, prediction, cohesion, etc. They can also mimic story layout with great ease. On the flip side of that coin, it was boring for my kiddo (12, read in 6th, entering 7th at the end of the month). He gave this book 3 stars and said he was being generous. But, as I mentioned in the review of book 1 the pack was about $4-$7 for four books and is written by an author of adult books I enjoy and have for years. I've even read some of his books more than once because they're so good. If the coin had three sides I'd say another positive is that my son is discovering his reading likes and dislikes and is able to articulate them. It's not sufficient for him to tell me he didn't like a book, he has to be able to tell me why not and what he's looking for in a book. It's a typical male-motivation strategy - turning something into a game. I always affront that he'll enjoy a book on our reading list, and he reads it speedily to be able to tell me I was wrong. It's a win-win in my estimation. A fourth side to the coin - yes, this is how things are in my world - is that the book is wholesome and that's always a plus for me. Everything doesn't have to be gory and dark, even the bad things of life. There's hope in every situation and I want him and all children to know that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shakiel D. on November 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
This story was a real page-turner, and one of my top three favorite Cooper Kids Books. Trust me, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN!

Archeologist Dr. Jacob Cooper and his two kids, Jay and Lila, land on a mysterious island in search of a missing missionary, who was rumored to have drowned in the area. They meet a man who declares himself the missing man, but from his strange actions they suspect something is wrong. And what about the mysterious "curse" on the island?

What happens next is for you to find out.

Also check out The Tombs Of Anak and The Deadly Curse of Toco-Rey, books three and six in the Cooper Kids Series. Awesome books!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 1, 2009
Format: Paperback
I love this book!!! My family reads them together and we always want more. It's a good combination of suspense and action with a good christian message. I have read the first book also and I recommend it too. Go to the nearest place you can get this book and buy it! You won't regret it! Read it!!!
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By Glenn Haggerty on January 13, 2014
Format: Paperback
Reverend Adam MacKenzie is missing—maybe dead, and his missionary organization tasks Dr. Jake Cooper, famous archeologist and adventurer, along with his fourteen-year-old son, Jay, and thirteen-year-old daughter, Lila Cooper to search the South Pacific and find him. When they arrive on the mysterious island of Aquarius, everything turns sideways. A man calling himself MacKenzie is alive, and running a creepy cult-like enclave of mostly westerners on the island. Suspicious, the Coopers investigate, but the ruthless Kelno imprisons them. Can Jake, Jay and Lila overcome their deranged enemy, his deadly poisonous insects, a gigantic whirlpool, a gargantuan reptile, and an island on a countdown to self destruction to find the real Reverend MacKenzie? Will they escape? And can they save the islanders from a madman before it’s too late?

The heroes unabashedly apply faith and find courage in the most extreme circumstances. Although written before the digital generation, and with an omniscient style slightly out of vogue, The Cooper Kids Adventure Series stands as a modern day Christian classic. With amazing plot twists, action, suspense and Peretti’s signature spiritual battles behind the physical, this book is a great read for kids 10 and up.
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