Gripping adventure, brilliant inventions, and snarky humor.
Tee, Elly, and Richy peaceful little world is shattered when they become entangled in a plot to steal the world's first steam engine plans from master inventor, Nikolas Klaus. Will Klaus' ties to the secret society known as the Tub (lead by a butcher, baker, and candlestick maker) be their undoing? Or will they live on to become legends?
Here are some of the amazing fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and classic stories woven into the fabric of The Yellow Hoods series: Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Santa Claus, Hansel and Gretel, Rumplestilskin, Beauty and the Beast, Humpty Dumpty, Chicken Little, Alice in Wonderland, Simple Simon, Rub-a-dub-dub.
The series grows in intensity as it goes and uses humor along the way. It has strong female characters, no graphic violence, no sexual content, and is loved by kids aged 9-15 and adults (written for both audiences). Loved by fans of Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Ranger's Apprentice, and more.
Awards and Accolades:
Finalist for IAN's Book of the Year 2015 in Young Adult, Honorable Mention by Reader's Favorite for their 2016 award for grades 4-6, Calgary Herald best-sellers in '14 and '15
"...intriguing contraptions, appealing characters, snide villains, humor, and an exciting story." — Kirkus Reviews
"Dreece has crafted a tale with elements to delight the child in all of us, and intrigue the most creative adult mind." — Author J.K.Norry
About the Author
Adam Dreece has been writing stories since he was a kid, and has spent every night reading to his kids. His love of stories that inspire kids and that resonate with adults has only grown over the years. His series, The Yellow Hoods, is set in an emergent SteamPunk world with elements inspired from classic tales, providing depth for the mature reader and fun adventure for those 12+. The first book in the series, Along Came a Wolf, released in April 2014. The second book is Breadcrumb Trail, and releases in September 2014. Adam's world changed in many ways when he started 15 months of constant horrible abdominal scar pain. Coming out of that, as he started to regain his footing, he was hit with severe asthma out of the blue. Coming back from that, he has been more determined than ever. When his daughter gave him a nudge to finally write The Yellow Hoods, he decided it was time to start building that writing career and start looking forward to the day when he would be able to leave his role as a software architect behind. He spends time with his kids, his wife and helping others with their writing online. He's also a public speaker and mentor. Adam lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is the flagship author of the new publishing company, ADZO Publishing.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Yellow Hoods begin the book with Tee nearly driving herself off a cliff. Her father saves her in the nick of time. But by the end of the book, the Yellow Hoods have grown from fearless to truly brave. They not only save themselves, but also the day. Along Came a Wolf is a book about the Yellow Hoods' beginning, but that isn't the only story within this book. There is a bigger storyline which only shows its teeth in this book, but will surely be more menacing with its bite in the books to come. The evil schemes are just hinted at, and the significance of the Yellow Hoods and Nikolas Klaus is still not fully revealed. The ending leaves the reader anticipating the next book. It's clear that something big and bad is on its way.
'It is not weakness to accept help when one needs it. It is strength.' The Yellow Hoods by Adam Dreece is NOT your average fairy-tale! Follow the adventures of young Tee in this steampunk-emergent novel that combines wit and imaginative storytelling. Mr Dreece has a way of writing that captures the hearts of every reader, young and old. You will not regret buying this book!