Power Play (Kingdom Keepers Series #4)

Power Play (Kingdom Keepers Series #4)

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by Ridley Pearson, Tristan Elwell
     
 

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For the five teens who modeled as Disney Hologram Imaging hosts, life is beginning to settle down when an intriguing video arrives to Philby's computer at school. It's a call for action: the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains, seem to be plotting to attempt a rescue of two of their leaders, both of whom the Disney Imagineers have hidden away somewhere

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For the five teens who modeled as Disney Hologram Imaging hosts, life is beginning to settle down when an intriguing video arrives to Philby's computer at school. It's a call for action: the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains, seem to be plotting to attempt a rescue of two of their leaders, both of whom the Disney Imagineers have hidden away somewhere following a violent encounter in Epcot. A staged attack by new Overtakers at Downtown Disney, startles the group.

One of their own, Charlene, is acting strange of late. Has she tired of her role as a Kingdom Keeper or is there something more sinister at play? When caught sneaking into Epcot as her DHI, acting strictly against the group's rules, Finn and Philby take action.

Has the "impossible" occurred? Have the Overtakers created their own holograms? Have they found a way to "jump" from the Virtual Maintenance Network onto the Internet, and if so, what does that mean for the safety of the parks, and the spread and reach of the Overtakers? Are they recruiting an army from outside the parks?

A dark cloud in the Kingdom Keeper era is unfolding, and with dissention in their own ranks, it's unclear if there's any chance of escape.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Kim Carter
Finn Whitman and the Kingdom Keepers (Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark [Disney, 2005/VOYA February 2006], Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn [Disney, 2008], Kingdom Keepers III: Disney in Shadow [Hyperion, 2010]) are back, continuing their quest to protect Disney magic from the Overtakers, "a group of fanatical Disney villain characters within the Parks bent on taking over and ?stealing the magic,'" and the stakes are rising. The Overtakers' leaders, Maleficent and Chernabog, are imprisoned by Disney, held in deep security, and Cruella De Vil and Snow White's Evil Queen are intent on breaking them out, casting spells on unsuspecting kids—foes, friends, and Kingdom Keepers themselves. On top of that, there is evidence that the Overtakers have found a way to jump from Disney's Virtual Maintenance Network to the Internet. It is not just the Parks at stake anymore—it is the world! Well-known Disney characters, Orlando Disney Park hallmarks, and cutting-edge technology flesh out this action-adventure, good-versus-evil battle of wits topped off with a dash of romance and rivalry (yes, the book really is all of the above). Pearson knows how to please his audience: the characters are well developed; the plot and pacing build in intensity, with plenty of twists and turns; and the fantastical seems both plausible and possible. The fact that the Keepers' parents are paying attention, with supporting roles of their own to play, is a bonus. Best suited for pleasure reading, Power Play is sure to be a hit with middle grade readers who enjoy fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat reads, as well as those enamored of all things Disney (possibly a parent or two). Reviewer: Kim Carter
VOYA - Chase Carter
The Kingdom Keepers series is about kids who become holograms when they fall asleep and have to protect the Disney parks from the Overtakers, who are the bad people from all of Disney's stories. In Power Play, the Kingdom Keepers, led by sixteen-year-old Finn Whitman, have to save the parks from the Evil Queen and save all of the children under the queen's spell. This reviewer, a very big fan of Disney and fictional books, liked this book. Many young children up to ninth grade will love to read these books, maybe even older than that because of the exciting and unpredictable plot. Reviewer: Chase Carter, Teen Reviewer
Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
In this latest installment of the "Kingdom Keepers" series, the five Disney World Kingdom Keepers hold out hope that their lives may be settling down enough for them to catch up at school, enjoy their crushes on each other or certain school mates, and spend time with their families. But those hopes crash quickly when Charlene starts behaving strangely. As the other Kingdom Keepers begin investigating, they find out that two of the captured Disney villains have created yet another plan to escape the Disney Imagineers and align themselves again with "Overtakers" who share their same goals: take over the Virtual Maintenance Network and wreak havoc on the various Disney Kingdoms. As the Kingdom Keepers work to solve the mystery of who is really in charge and how they can keep the Disney Kingdoms safe, they find interesting allies in several Disney characters. But is any of it enough to stop the evil villains? For those who are already into the series, this book is sure to please. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423138570
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Series:
Kingdom Keepers Series, #4
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
221,335
Product dimensions:
7.92(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.34(d)
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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