- File Size: 2452 KB
- Print Length: 179 pages
- Publisher: Silver Quill Publishing (March 19, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 19, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XRL5N6T
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#2,549,571 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #2032 in Children's Time Travel Books
- #1950 in Children's Time Travel Fiction
- #779 in Children's European Historical Fiction (Kindle Store)
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El Pato - The Revenge. Revenge on a duck? Sir Francis Drake? Max really finds himself in the midst of things in this adventure. It's amusing when the kids attempt to buy pies from the pieman with coins featuring Queen Elizabeth II. Will the twins, Joe and Jemima, find their parents who are lost back in time?
This, the thirteenth book in the series, is FULL of historical figures. Imagine meeting up with the queen?! How about William Shakespeare? Christopher Marlowe? Yes, this is a fictional story but we learned a LOT! I absolutely LOVE the author putting all the historical facts in the back for adults and kids to brush up on their history. If you have not read this series, I highly recommend it. Thanks, Liz
Every time the twins, Max, and Charlie step into history, using the magical book and key, along with clues in a poem, they manage to experience some dramatic event or other, and several of the events have been particularly hair-raising. This latest adventure is no less exciting than all the others. It is the year 1588 and a dastardly plot is being hatched on the part of the Spanish to invade England using the Spanish navy, the Armada. Although the twins are desperate to locate their parents, of course they can’t ignore the fact that this event is of the upmost importance, even though they already know the outcome. However, this is a three-pronged plot that involves more than just a naval battle. Sabotage, treachery, and assassination are involved! And what of the mystery of the Tudor Rose, since the price of treason is the ultimate punishment...
Once again, under the skilled pen of author Wendy Leighton-Porter, history comes to life! The dangerous intricacies and machinations of court intrigue, the enduring animosity between England and Spain, and the life of people in Elizabethan England are clearly laid out. From the (disgusting) lack of sanitation, to problems involving having no local money, to where to sleep, to how to get food, to how to survive being maybe considered a spy (horrors!), to meeting people now famous for their achievements, young readers get lots of history woven into an incredibly fast-paced and exciting plot that has Max really shining as the ultimate hero. He even gains royal favour! Max has a particularly poignant relationship with young playwright Christopher Marlowe (Kit) that is very special, and very moving.
I enjoyed how the author included so much of the Elizabethan flavour in both the language and phrases (very easily understood) and the events of the times. The twins meet Shakespeare himself, and this does annoy Kit more than a little because, after all, wasn’t Shakespeare just a country bumpkin? Readers who have been following the kids’ adventures, as well as Max’s own independent adventures, will learn more about the Guardians of Time. Once again, lovely word play ensues as characters misunderstand certain words, or else significant clues are embedded in phrases – all very important in foiling this plot. The end of the book contains a glossary of words and phrases, plus details of the major characters who were real life people of the era.
Max is by far my favourite character, and in this story he outdoes himself in terms of bravery and his importance in foiling the plot. To his great relief, he was not required to don a disguise, although he cannot understand why so many ancient prophecies abound which all make mention of some hero’s extreme courage that is necessary for all to end well. And, in this tale of conspiracy and derring-do, “all’s well that ends well!”
I wholeheartedly recommend this book to teachers as well as parents because there is so much interesting information, wrapped up in an exciting, suspense-filled package, to get young readers eagerly delving back into the past. Young and of course young at heart readers are in for an incredible treat.
My granddaughters will love the book. Meanwhile I'm left wondering (and wanting to know!) where and when the twins will next end up..
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The author’s treatment of Shakespeare’s fame was very clever. It threw light on why there is so much doubt about the authenticity of some of his works. It was extremely well written, the plot twisted more than usual, and my hopes and fears about certain parts of it (which must stay secret) were raised and dashed in equal proportions.
This is probably the only one of the books which relies on an author’s invention for a key part of the plot. But it was a good invention, and I praise Ms Leighton-Porter the more for making it seem as if it must be true.