Riddles and Danger (The Secret Zoo Series #3)

Riddles and Danger (The Secret Zoo Series #3)

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by Bryan Chick
     
 

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Noah, Megan, Richie, and Ella are the Action Scouts; friends whose tree house overlooks the Clarksville City Zoo. When they discover a magical world hidden within the zoo, they are swept away on an adventure in which penguins can fly, a mysterious figure lurks in the shadows, and the scouts are enlisted to help Mr. Darby, who is in charge of the Secret Zoo.

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Noah, Megan, Richie, and Ella are the Action Scouts; friends whose tree house overlooks the Clarksville City Zoo. When they discover a magical world hidden within the zoo, they are swept away on an adventure in which penguins can fly, a mysterious figure lurks in the shadows, and the scouts are enlisted to help Mr. Darby, who is in charge of the Secret Zoo.

But will the scouts be able to fight against the dangerous sasquatches who have escaped the zoo and threaten their town? There’s only one way to find out if the four friends training as Crossers can help save the Secret Zoo.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

In the third installment of this fantasy series, the four Action Scouts, Richie, Ella, Noah and Megan, must band together to save both the magical world beneath the Clarksville Zoo and their own from the evil "Shadowist" DeGraff and his army of Sasquatches.

Together with the teenage "Descenders" and a team of amazing animals, the Scouts go further into the world of the Secret Zoo than ever before, moving from portal to portal through the Grottoes in a desperate attempt to keep the Shadowist from infiltrating the Secret Zoo and creating an army of creatures to "storm the Earth." While the plot has page-turner potential, the narrative gets mired down in description, costing the novel much of its sense of suspense. Chick dwells far too long on the history of the zoo and traveling through the intricate system of portals and far too little on developing characters and building a sense of urgency—two things that would go a long way toward keeping readers invested in the story.

While there may be enough interaction between the Scouts and zoo animals like Podgy the flying penguin and P-Dog the prairie dog to please animal lovers, readers looking for a fast-paced thrill will likely be disappointed.(Fantasy. 9-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061989278
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Series:
Secret Zoo Series, #3
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
385,554
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 5.76(h) x 1.01(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Bryan Chick is the author of the Secret Zoo series. He originally had the idea for the series when he was a nine-year-old and wondered what would happen if zoo exhibits had secret doors that allowed children to go inside . . . and the animals to come outside. Bryan Chick lives with his wife and three children in Clarkston, Michigan.

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Riddles and Danger 4.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! It is great for imaginers and animal lovers. And I am both! I wish I could meet the auther to tell him it was the best book ever and that I will reread it a lot. Natalie Halleck
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author came to my school, and gave us free books. What was his name, oh yes! Brian Chick, he said as a child he thought that the animals well its a long story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u hav not read this book u should take a crack at it this is my favorite book ever cant u tell well i have to go NOW READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will not beleve how much Iove secret zoo.I want the third so bad,I could scream. Ella is my favotite. She reminds me of my friend Ava.READ ALL OF THE SECRET ZOOS. YOU WILL LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!
reva73 More than 1 year ago
1 & 2 are the greatest books! I read them to my nine year old for some private mom and daughter time. I don't know who loves the stories more, her or me? Bryan has a great imagination and his attention to detail is amazing. I will be pre-ordering this. But I will be looking for his book signing... I have the other two signed. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
an awsome book about a strange zoo with animals out of thier cages.
Presley Oliver More than 1 year ago
I havent read the 2 one yet but im gonna get it and i will get this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous 7 months ago
I read 1,2,and 4and it was amazing!Cant wait to read this one
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I think this is the best sieries i have ever read besides for the mortality doctrine sieries. Oh! Im sorry i forgot to mention! If you loved this sieries i would really recommend the mortality doctrine sieries and id you already read it then tell me who is your favoriye character. Personaly my favorite character is michael. And not just because e is the main character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I very much agree but just cant put it down
Lbruster More than 1 year ago
We have the first two books in Mr. Chick's Secret Garden Series. My daughter had the honor of having Mr. Chick visit her school. My 13 y/o son really loves the books...and getting him to read isn't an easy task. A must have for our library
2nookfam More than 1 year ago
I WANT THIS BOOK!
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