Friday, November 14, 2014

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold ~Book Review & Giveaway~

About the Book:

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada and as the plot continues to unfold this spirited story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon, the harsh land made famous in the stories and poems of such writers as Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton. It is a riveting tale that brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska's inside passage and Canada's Yukon, as Kitty is caught up in an epic mystery set against the backdrop of the scenery of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves as Kitty prepares for her next adventure - flying around the world!

My Thoughts: 

Kitty Hawks took me in a suspenseful adventure which left me eager for the next mystery.  I enjoyed learning a lot of interesting historical facts about Gold Rush era throughout the story.
It takes a while for the story to really get started, but once the adventure begins, I found myself wanting more. 
This is a pretty long read, and some of the language may not be appropriate for younger children, so I would probably recommend this book for pre-teens. 

About the Author:

He Likes Root Beer. Iain Reading currently resides in the Netherlands working for the United Nations. He has published 4 books in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series.
  • Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency
  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492718157
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492718154

  • BUY IT:  Find it HERE on Amazon.

    GIVEAWAY: 6 Kids and Deals readers will each win a copy of Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold,  3 kindle versions and 3 paperbacks.
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* This Book is part of our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide See the full list HERE.
    Disclosure: I received the above product in order to write this review.  However, all opinions are 100% mine.  I did not receive any other forms of compensation.


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