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Old 04-28-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Kingdom Keepers

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So, I found out today that there is a whole series of books for young readers called Kingdom Keepers!

Has anyone had kids that read these? Are they good? I got the first one in the series for my 10 year old DS to read at the airport & on the plane.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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My son, who is 14, just finished reading the 4th one. He loves them. I have read the first 3 and I enjoy them because of the Disney setting.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:29 PM   #3
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Oh great! Maybe I will read it when he is done!
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I'm on the third one as well. Dh just started on the first one and is enjoying it so far.
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They are not just for kids

I am a fourth/fifth grade teacher and have read 3 of the series. They are enjoyable especially since the settings are in WDW and I have been to all the places described/mentioned. It's fun to be able to talk with my students some of whom also have been to WDW.
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I have only read the first book. My library doesn't have any of the others. I have however read the Starcatcher (all) series and the Neverland (first two books).

I really enjoyed them. I have requested the other Kingdom Keeper books so hopefully they will get them. They have the second book on mp3, which they aren't loaning out yet (not sure why they didn't get a book-who wants to listen to it?).
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:55 PM   #7
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I just ordered the first 2 on amazon.com for $0.01 plus $3.99 S/H for my oldest.

Also for others looking at books for the same age group, there is a series "Peter and the Starcatchers" which is Peter Pan pre-Neverland. There are 4 in that series too.

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I've read all 3 of the Kingdom Keeper books and read them to my 8 y/o DD as bedtime stories. She loved them! We're reading Book 4 together.

I've also read all of the Peter and the Starcatcher books and read those to my DD as bedtime stories as well. We both have read all of the Neverland books too.
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I started to read the first one and honestly it was too creepy for me. I was afraid it would spoil my love for Disney, picturing the characters coming to life and fighting with each other. I'm sure I'm in the minority, but they weren't for me and I haven't encouraged my kids to read them.
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My son (13) has read 2 and in the process of reading the 3rd one. He loves them.
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I love these books, and I'm 42, so they are not just for kids!

Some of the stuff might be a little scary for younger kids, but if you talk about it with them, they should be fine.

I told DH that next trip we take, I'm re-reading all the books before we go and looking for all the stuff the kids have to get, sort of like a scavenger hunt! This last one (Power Play) really got my missing Disney

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Thanks for all the replies. My DS 10 is pretty mature and I think he should be okay with the scary stuff but I will warn him (of course, this may give him MORE reason to want to read them, lol!). If he reads this series and enjoys it, I will recommend the other series (Neverland/Starcatcher).
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What is the series about?
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We read the first three, my daughter (13) and I. We thought they were "okay". The story had so many places where it could have been great, but it was lacking in so many ways.

The book has unacceptable innuendos for kids books. The characters lack character and the story lacks detail. One of the things that really bothered me about the books is the near-slam on Disney Cast Members. He wrote most of them as they were stupid, asinine, idiotic jerks.
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Featuring a new paperback cover to match hardcover of Kingdom Keepers II:

In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park "guides" find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls. Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI--which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging--Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park. The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming?

Finn's confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger. Led by the scheming witch, Maleficent, a mysterious group of characters called the Overtakers is plotting to destroy Disney's beloved realm, and maybe more.

This gripping high-tech tale will thrill every kid who has ever dreamed of sneaking into Walt Disney World after hours and wondered what happens at night, when the park is closed.
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