Power Play (Kingdom Keepers Series #4)

Power Play (Kingdom Keepers Series #4)

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by Ridley Pearson
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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. Includes a preview chapter from Kingdom Keepers V - Shell Game

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:
9781423152521
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Series:
Kingdom Keepers Series , #4
Sold by:
DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
32,069
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Ridley Pearson is the award-winning co-author, along with Dave Barry, of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Escape From the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide, and Science Fair. In addition to Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn, and Kingdom Keepers: Disney in Shadow he is also the author of the young adult thrillers Steel Trapp: The Challenge and Steel Trapp: The Academy. He has written more than twenty best-selling crime novels including Killer View and Killer Weekend. 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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