**Disclosure – I received these books for review purposes from the Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.
Story time is always a favorite in this Neurotic Disney home. NDK (Neurotic Disney Kid) is old enough to read, but not too old to still be read to! Books are wonderful on so many levels. We keep them everywhere – even in the car! Disney Books are a great way to keep Disney at home. Disney Book Group was kind enough to send these books for NDK approval – be sure to look for the NDK Review after the description of each book!
The Kingdom Keepers Collection by Ridley Pearson has been on my wish list for my Neurotic Disney Daughter (NDK) to read for a while. We have the first two books on our shelves, but, sadly, they have been there for a while. I am not sure what her reasoning for not reading them is, but she keeps saying she will get to them. When I received Kingdom Keepers – The Return: Disney at Last, I knew the time was here. Reluctantly, she picked up the book and muttered something to the effect of, “I haven’t even read the first books yet” and “I’ll never understand ANY of this!” Needless to say, she devoured this 480-page book in less than two days and is ready to start the series. But, don’t take my word for it. Read her review below.
- Kingdom Keepers – The Return: Disney at Last (Book 3) by Ridley Pearson
- Page Count: 480 pages
- On sale now
The NDK Review:
KINGDOM KEEPERS: THE RETURN:BOOK THREE: DISNEY AT LAST
The new Kingdom Keepers book is here! Travel in time to Disneyland California, 1955, with the Kingdom Keepers to hunt down Amery Hollingsworth! “How are they back in time,” you ask? They are…. HOLOGRAMS!!!!!! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!?!?!?!?!?
The front cover is very detailed and has a really cool silver silhouette of Disneyland. I really liked the artwork because it helps you visualize the setting of the story. I also liked the characters’ spirit to save Disney from being destroyed and ruined. The Kingdom Keepers do the right thing and are the heroes of this book.
I did notice there were no pictures in the book. I think a few drawings would make the story a lot better. I also did not like some of the characters because they were mean and cruel,but, you always have to have a bad guy or the story is really boring.
I learned about Fairlies and DHI(Daylight Hologram Imaging). Fairlies are kids with special powers like shape–shifting and reading people’s minds. I thought the Fairlies were really cool because they are kids with super-natural powers. Becoming a DHI is how the Kingdom Keepers time-traveled. There are also lessons of friendship through hard times in this story.
I recommend this book to older kid Disney fans because I think that they will understand the story more than younger kids. There are a few scary parts in the book. Also, the characters are 11 years old, so older kids will get it. So enjoy this brand-new Kingdom Keepers novel! I can’t wait to read the rest of them now.
I’m NDK and this is my review. : –)