Thursday, 15 December 2011

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: The Mission to find Max: Egypt by Elizabeth Singer Hunt (Children's, 5 years +)

September 2011, Red Fox
122 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: Egypt, special agent, fun gadgets, moderate peril, surprises, evil criminals, supernatural events

An ancient and terrible curse of the pharoahs is set to wreck havoc in Egypt. Can Secret Agent Jack Stalwart save the day and finally solve the mystery of his missing brother, Max?

Nayuleska's thoughts
Most of the elements of the story were unpredictable, making it an exciting read. Being the last book in the series I had a slightly higher expectation of the plot, which unfortunately didn't fully deliver. I've only read one or two in the series. Several of the plot elements were unbelievable (I use my imagination a lot, but the plot didn't flow at that point) or it felt as if the impact of the plot elements was lower than I'd anticipated. The ending itself was a cheery one, and I really loved spunky Kate, so this gets 6/10. 

You can find out more about Elizabeth and her books on her website

Suggested read
Be sure to check out other books in the series, including The hunt for the Yeti Skull: Nepal 

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