From School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-In Ridley Pearson's fifth title (Hyperion, 2012) in the series, Finn, Philby, Maybeck, Charlene, and Willa are now in high school and still trying to save Disney World from the evil Overtakers. This time, their adventures take them aboard the maiden voyage of Disney's newest ship, Disney Dream. The Overtakers have stolen one of Walt Disney's personal journals and are probably using information from it to launch their next attack. Danger finds the Keepers as they spy on the Overtakers' new recruits and attempt to locate the wicked Maleficent. Although new advances in their holograms allow them to take more risks and perform more efficiently, the Keepers put themselves in jeopardy once again in order to keep the Disney legacy safe. MacLeod Andrews's talented voice interpretations allow listeners to more easily follow the dialogue and jumps in the plot. He successfully changes his voice between male and female characters and provides various accents, including Philby's Australian and Tia Dalma's Jamaican tones. Jazzy techno music cues the beginning and ending of each disk. This entertaining production is sure to please fans of the series and may even garner a few new ones.-Jill Webb, Farmington Community Library, MIα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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About the Author
Ridley Pearson is the award-winning co-author, along with Dave Barry, of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Escape From the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide,
and Science Fair
. In addition to Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn
, Kingdom Keepers: Disney in Shadow,
and Kingdom Keepers: Power Play
, he is also the author of the young adult thrillers Steel Trapp: The Challenge
and Steel Trapp: The Academy
. He has written more than twenty best-selling crime novels including Killer View
and Killer Weekend
. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.