Welcome to the Animal Kingdom - Where mystery and adventure roam free!
Twelve-year-old Acea Bishop was always the nerdy kid who would rather go to the library during recess to read about animals instead of playing basketball like the other boys. Now, after being kidnapped and waking up inside of an ancient kingdom strangely resembling a zoo, Acea is running from those same animals he used to love reading about.
Worse yet? Acea's not just on a quest to get home - his mom and the dad-he-never-knew are both being held hostage inside by an evil sorcerer with a vendetta. Realizing that his odds of survival and freeing his parents are slim, Acea raises an army of animals to combat the sorcerer and regain control of the kingdom.
Follow Acea as he travels through the exotic zoo habitats in rooms labeled "aquarium," "safari," "jungle," "aviary," and "terrarium." Unlock secrets with Acea located deep inside the Animal Kingdom which reveal the kingdom's mysterious past and hold the key to Acea's fate.
Acea has secrets. Big ones. He just doesn't know it yet.
Fans of the Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Fablehaven series will enjoy this new and exciting adventure!
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Imaginative Hero Quest
Acea and the Animal Kingdom is an imaginative tale that follows the young hero, Acea, on a fun quest. It has the perfect mixture of puzzles for the main character to figure out as well as action to move the story along. The story deftly builds and reveals Acea's backstory and the legends of the story world. The story comes to a satisfying conclusion while still leading into the next book.
I wasn't a huge fan of the factual details about various animals thrown in here and there. For me it took me out of the story. But others may find it interesting and not be bothered by it.
I think this story would likely appeal most to late elementary and early middle school.
A new favorite!
I couldn't believe this was the authors first book- great story, character development, plot twists, and I even learned quite a bit :) was a great family read aloud but then I found myself reading ahead once the kids went to bed...
A must read for the family
This is such a fun book. One of those books you just don't want to stop reading. Kyle does a great job really weaving the audience into the fascinating story of Acea. It's a must read!