Disney at Dawn (Kingdom Keepers Series #2)

Disney at Dawn (Kingdom Keepers Series #2)

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by Ridley Pearson, Tristan Elwell
     
 

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It's supposed to be a happy day at the Magic Kingdom-the return of the teenaged holographic hosts. But things go very wrong when a sudden lightning storm disrupts the celebration, and Amanda's mysterious sister, Jez, disappears. The only clue is the sighting of a wild monkey in the Magic Kingdom during the storm. The mystery deepens as Finn is contacted by Wayne,

Overview

It's supposed to be a happy day at the Magic Kingdom-the return of the teenaged holographic hosts. But things go very wrong when a sudden lightning storm disrupts the celebration, and Amanda's mysterious sister, Jez, disappears. The only clue is the sighting of a wild monkey in the Magic Kingdom during the storm. The mystery deepens as Finn is contacted by Wayne, an old man he hasn't heard from in months. Wayne tells Finn that there's trouble at the Animal Kingdom: the evil Overtakers have gained control of one of the computer servers that will be used to operate Daylight Holographic Imaging there. That means that if any of the holographic hosts fall asleep, they will go into comas-permanently.

Filled with action and brimming with the same meticulous detail as The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, this second book in the series-The Rise of Chernabog-is the result of hands-on research behind the scenes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. Young and older readers alike will get a glimpse into a second Disney kingdom. The wild rides have only just begun; and the clock is ticking. How long can the teens keep themselves awake in their quest to find their friend-and what happens if they fail?

Editorial Reviews

"Lightning crashed on the horizon. A breeze swirled around the Cast Members. The air tasted dusty, almost bitter, with electrical charge." This ominous tempest sets the stage for Disney at Dawn, an exciting Kingdom Keepers series number that includes tales of Magic Kingdom mischief, a mysterious disappearance, and a dastardly computer takeover. Wild monkeys and wilder rides.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423107088
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Series:
Kingdom Keepers Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
46,879
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Ridley Pearson is the best-selling co-author of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Escape From the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide, and Science Fair. He is also the author of eighteen novels, including The Kingdom Keepers, Cut and Run, The Middle of Nowhere, The Pied Piper, Beyond Recognition, No Witnesses, The First Victim, Undercurrents, and Parallel Lies. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Louis, Missouri
Date of Birth:
March 13, 1953
Place of Birth:
Glen Cove, New York
Education:
Kansas University, B.A., Brown University
Website:
http://www.ridleypearson.com/

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Disney at Dawn (Kingdom Keepers Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 390 reviews.
LexiA More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent! I couldn't put it down. I would recommend this series (Kingdom Keepers 1 & 2) to any Disney fan. It gives you incite into the "other" side of Disney, (the behind the scenes stuff). The story is suspenceful and riveting. The characters were likeable and excellently written. It is clear the book is carefully researched, giving lots of details that a true Disney fan would know but would be new to others. There are a few chapters that were very suspenseful but no graphic violence. I would recommend this to 5th graders on up to adults. It was an enjoyable book and I passed it on to my friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read the first Kingdom Keepers, I was immediately hooked. I was so happy to find out that there was a sequel. Just like the first book, The Kingdom Keepers 2 has action right in the first chapter, leading all the way to the jaw-dropping last chapter. This book, unlike the first, takes place in Animal Kingdom. Animals become maddness; some are holograms, Overtakers, that are working to stop the five DHI's (13-year old kids; the Kingdom Keepers) from figuring out yet another mystery and stopping the Overtakers from ruling. The entire book has mysteries and sharp turns on every page. At one point, I had been thinking in one direction and ended up being wrong when I finally got to the revealing point. The ending of the book is absolutely amazing, and it leaves you hanging. I'm dying to grab a holb of the third book already! Even if you're not a huge Disney lover, like me, you'll still love this book. :)
StephanieD More than 1 year ago
Imagine that you are in Disney World and it's after closing. It's like a dream come true! Or a nightmare if you're Finn Whitman and his group of DHI (Disney Host Ineractive) friends. After their last episode (Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark), the DHIs are returning to the Magic Kingdom. During a parade celebrating their return, Finn notices two girls in the crowd. It's Amanda and Jez. He's happy to see them, but they don't look so happy.

During the middle of the parade, funny things start to happen. It appears that the Overtakers are back and they aren't going down so easily this time. It's a race against time and the kids seem to be on their own for the majority of this adventure. Can they save the park and themselves?

Kingdom Keepers II was a lot better than the first one. The best part is, Mr. Pearson left the ending open for a third book in the series, and I cannot wait to get a copy in my hands. Be forewarned this series needs to be read in order.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG! I started Disney After Dark, and its really really good! Theres suspense, excitment, action, and all of the things that a perfect book needs! I had to beg myself to put it down!, LOL! Its worth the 7 bucks, and absolutley perfect for all different kinds of readers. If you liked the first Kingdom Keepers story, youll LOVE this one! Buy this-YOU WONT REGRET DOING IT(Im almost positive you wont!) Thanks for reading this advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book. I can't wait to read the next one!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
COPY WITH YOUR NAME ON IT IF YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE A KINGDOM KEEPERS MOVIE 1. KATE 2.TYLER 3.WESTON 4.GABRIELLA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is almost as good as the Hunger games!!!!!! I couldnt put it down. I didnt think it was going to be good at first vut i was very wrong!! Overall its a great book, give it a read!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the kingdom keepers series, its really fun to read this book because the setting is in the magic kingdom and the animal kingdom and i can relate and remember the rides from personal experience
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv u ridley person i totally recomend this this book i have read all of them preordered da 5th 1 and have lent my copies out 2 2 of my friends allready they both love da series and are in on da revalution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
COPY THIS QUOTE AND PUT YOUR NAME ON IT IF YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE A KINGDOM KEEPERS MOVIE 1.kate 2. Tyler3. Weston
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good that i read it in less than three days
HilleReader More than 1 year ago
The genre of Kingdome Keepers 2 is fantasy. I would say it is fantasy because of the characters' DHI's (Disney Hologram Interactive) in real life there are no holograms. The setting is the first thing a person would find out, because of the cover. The cover has Cinderella's castle which automatically gives it away, Disney World! In the story there are five main characters including, Finn, Charlene, Philby, Terry, and Maybeck. The main conflict is that there is a strange balloon floating above Cinderella's Castle so everybody decide to go and investigate. On their way they encounter some tricky decisions that you will have to find out yourself. I think this book is real thinker, meaning that, you have to think about some events and make them your own. I say this because I thought about certain things to make them make sense to me. I think people that enjoy Disney and/or the topic of Disney should read this book. I also think that those people should be in the age range of 10-15 years because there are some difficult topics and hard words for younger ages, but on the other hand older people probably would not have any interest in the plot or characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive only red the first 1 but i know its awasome 'cause im a person that its hard to reely get me into a book, so yeah. Ive recomended the book to peeps but they dont lisen. Ive also red peter and the starcachers and it was awesome to. i hope i could read the rest. keep on riting ridley i also like adventure and mystery, so ive red my fair share of books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rp at res one and two. One is for bios and two is for rp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg this book....... Speechless! Thats how good it was. I hope Fanda (Finn and Amanda) should sooooo happen!!!!! They are so cute together!!! This book is great for all ages. I am 13 and i love it!!!!! If i could give 1000 stars, i would. But only 5 so i guess that works :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Make more books. I love your books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Take it from me, this book is awesome! I don't see how anyone could not like it the tiniest bit. If you don't like fantasy though you might as well not read it. Ignore the reviews with bad rating. This book is totally worth the money! The reviews with bad rating are from people who have only read the first part or a sneak peak. They are also people who don't know if they should buy it or not, but listen to me. The reviews of people who haven't even read the book are just lame, so try it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is exciting and very funny time to time. I recommed this book to ppl who love disenyland
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really lets you get in the park. Just amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The last thing i posted i put riordan. Sorry. Great read by Pearson is what i meant. look at the one reveiw before this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow!!! Five star book! Its perfect for someone who loves disneyland/world! It has lots of sespenceful chapters that make you want to read it more! There is so miuch detail and is tottally appropiate for all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Kingdom Keepers series is a very well put together book by Ridley Pearson. I highly reccomend this book because of the action, detail, and the fact that it takes place in Walt Disney World the part involoving WDW is more after the park closes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with salad fingers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ilove tis book! OMG HOW DO I MAKE PEOPLE MAKE THE MOVIES????? wish i could give more stars
coldguy101 More than 1 year ago
This book is great for young adult readors who love adventure and that would discribe me very well. if you havent already read this book, you will be amazed. Ridley Pearson, please take under concideration making a movie from this book! it would be great!