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Eleven-year-old twins Celia and Oliver Navel have little in common with their famous explorer parents. Celia and Oliver find adventure and explorationboooorinnng. What really excites them is hours and hours of TV...Love at 30,000 Feet,Greatest Animal Chases,Agent Zero. There's no escape from explorers, though, since they live at New York's Explorers' Club with their dad—their mother is missing. When a clue to her whereabouts arrives, Dr. Ogden Navel drags his children along for the quest, and getting tossed out of the airplane mid-flight is but the first step on the journey. Awaiting them are Yetis, talking yaks, poison witches and an evil council of megalomaniacal explorers bent on using the Lost Library of Alexandria to take over the world. London's debut,the first in a series (if the leading final pages are any indication), is a fine combination of dry wit and slapstick. An overabundance of references to fake TV shows palls as the reluctant adventurers use their tube-fueled smarts to make it back to civilization, but the quirky characters and Snicket-esque narrator should ensure a fan following. Art not seen.(Adventure. 9-14)
Posted January 13, 2012
I read this book and its amazing you should read it. Im so exsited to read the 2nd book. And im picky on books so you know its good if i like it
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Posted July 2, 2012
I am twelve years old and this is my favorite book in the world. I love the whole series! I normally HATE reading...but for some strange reason I can never put this book down! This is the PERFECT book if you love adventure. I always recomend this book to all of my friend and they love it just as much as I do. This truly is a book like no other, full of adventure and twists and turns. I would recomend this to EVERYBODY! The accidental adverture series is really an AMAZING series <3
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The eleven-year-old Navel Twins (Oliver and Celia) prefer armchair traveling rather than physically explore the world. However the tweeners are the offspring of the Lower east Side Explorers Club's top guns; who drag them around the globe for smelly adventures in Mongolia and Africa, and islands not found in an atlas. In fact, the pair is the only children who attend the annual club gala.
Recently their mom disappeared and their dad wagered with evil rival Sir Edmund S. Tithletorpe-Schmidt III that he will not only find her but they discover one of the greatest finds ever. He anteed with his fifth graders, who if their dad fails, will be Sir Edmund's servants until they graduate high school. However, when dear old dad becomes ill in Tibet after meeting poison witches; sneering Sir Edmund demands remittance. Thus the kids now know a fate worst than adventure awaits them; so giving up TV and other electrons, they fly to Tibet to rescue their dad and then their mom and by the way discover that great historical find. If they save the world and not get chewed by a humongous yak that would be wonderful but only if the cable is working in the Himalayas.
Targeting the middle school crowd, We Are Not Eaten by Yaks because they are herbivores while yetis are not is an exciting adventure thriller filled with satirical lighthearted humor. The stars are couch potatoes who are forced into the wild without a remote as they now know is a fate worse than an Accidental Adventure.
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Posted February 9, 2012
This was a great book. It was a little boring in the beginning but it got better. There is a lot of questions; did lama norbu get eaten by a yeti? Did mom stay and fight sir edmund s titheltorpe schmidt three? Does the yak hold a grudge? Recommended for ages 8 to 14. I cant wait to read the next book!
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Posted November 24, 2012
My best friend recomended this book when we had a sleepover and i sampled it on my nook color but the sample is not that long butotherthan that its ok
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