Disney Lands (Kingdom Keepers: The Return Series #1)

Disney Lands (Kingdom Keepers: The Return Series #1)

by Ridley Pearson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484732755
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Series: Kingdom Keepers: The Return Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 116,436
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Ridley Pearson is the award-winning author of multiple adventure series for (young-ish) readers, including The Kingdom Keepers, Steel Trapp, and with Dave Barry, Peter and the Starcatchers. Ridley is also a best-selling crime novelist of more than 25 titles. Pearson was the first U.S. citizen to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. In 2013, Ridley was awarded Missouri's Quill Award and inducted into that state's Writers Hall of Fame. As a "full time dad and husband," Ridley, along with his wife, Marcelle, live with their two teenage daughters in St. Louis, MO.


St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Birth:

March 13, 1953

Place of Birth:

Glen Cove, New York


Kansas University, B.A., Brown University

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Disney Lands 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was incredible!!! I cannot wait for the next to come out!! Please hurry!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing &a great way to kick off another series. I can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh, I've read it already and I simply love it! Ever since I read the first book I've wished I could cross over. If you also like this, give me a reply!
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
The Kingdom Keepers Land in the Middle of More Disney Trouble When I learned that Ridley Pearson was going to start a sequel series to his popular Kingdom Keepers books, I was hesitant to start it. After all, the original series was uneven, and I loved how that series ended. I wanted that to be the happily ever after for the characters. Eventually, I gave in to temptation and bought Disney Lands, the first book in The Return. I’m glad I did because now I’m hooked. If you’ve missed the Kingdom Keepers series, I wouldn’t recommend you start here. Yes, this is the first in a new series, but in many ways it doesn’t feel like it. The characters are all the same, and they are still referencing the events of the previous books, so having that background is vital. So if you want to jump into the magic, go back to the beginning. And magic is the right word. The Kingdom Keepers are five teens who cross into the Disney Parks in their sleep as holograms. No, it’s not all fun and games, however. They are on a mission to fight the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains determined to rule the park and destroy the magic. The books are filled with narrow escapes and dramatic action that will leave you turning pages in the fun setting of the Disney parks we all think we know and love. (Trust me, this series will make you look at a couple of rides differently.) This new series opens a few months after the battle in Disneyland where the Kingdom Keepers finally defeated the Overtakers once and for all. All of the teens are getting ready to go to college and are trying to move on. Well, almost all of them. Finn is certain that the last message they received from Wayne is a clue to something more they have to do. No one wants to believe him, certain he is just mourning their friend and mentor while also not wanting to let go of their importance as the Kingdom Keepers. And yet, he gets Philby to let him cross over to Disneyland just one time. What happens to him while he is there shocks him and convinces him that not only is he right there is more they need to do but also that the Overtakers aren’t completely gone. Can he convince the other Kingdom Keepers when what he’s found sounds crazy? Can he figure out what all the clues he is finding mean so he can lead the mission? What I can tell you is knowing where this book was going to end up didn’t dampen my enjoyment of this book at all. Yes, I was ahead of the characters at times, but watching them get there was fun, and some of the reveals and discoveries made along the way were cool surprises. Plus, there are still some page turning action scenes as we face some villains. There aren’t quite as many of them as in the previous series, but the ones that are there are fun. And I think if you read this book before reading The Syndrome, you’d be saying the same thing about that book. The weakness continues to be the characters. As always, there is some development, but it is minimal. Two or three of the characters shine and the rest are just developed enough to make us care, but that’s about it. Still, I know as a kid this wouldn’t have bothered me and I’m sure today’s kids won’t notice at all. They’ll be swept up in the action. Complaints aside, Disney Lands is a fun, page turning fantasy book that will appeal to anyone who loves Disney no matter what their age might be. I’m looking forward to seeing where this latest mission takes the Kingdom Keepers in the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Return has amazing leads to speculations that could come true in the following books. Awesomw Book. Mr.Pearson has really done amazing.
IzzyL More than 1 year ago
What a great way to begin the end, Disney Lands being the first in the final trilogy that’s finishing off the Kingdom Keepers series. After seven, action-packed books, one may be wondering what more could be in store for Finn and the gang. But trust me when I say that reading Disney Lands is not like reading the previous books over again; it brings something much different to the table. Author Ridley Pearson escorts readers into places (and times) his previous books have yet to venture into. If you have come to love the characters like I have, you will certainly relish as relationships blossom further, and cringe as others are strained. Heart strings are guaranteed to be pulled as you accept the unexpected twists and turns this novel has to offer. One thing I do recommend is to be sure to read the entire Kingdom Keepers series before delving into Disney Lands. Though it’s a great book for readers who have already come to love the books, it may cause serious confusion for those who haven’t. It may also be helpful to take a look at the Kingdom Keepers novel The Syndrome, which will give you some extra information about Disney Lands’ specific storyline. All-in-all, Disney Lands was a great read, though a quick one because I just couldn’t put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It about time that what wayne last said to finn and then finn finds out that wayne left a note TIME TRAVEL!!!!!!
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Hello my name is Hope. Wolf Age 12 moons Shy but loves to hang out would do anything for her friends. Black fur long black tail white snout big paws bright blue eys with gray ring around them. A great hunter sometimes consider a lowner always go missing and drifting packs never stays in one place to long and wants to find someone to make her stay. Found a pack and needs to say. Her nick name is black mist of night wing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are many adventures The first comes out on june 17 on a review for kingdom keepers 1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At Knight res one and two. One is for bios and two is for rp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After waiting a year and being so excited for another book after the original 7, I read it in 2 days and I feel like it's half a book...Don't get me wrong I liked it, but it just kinda half ended and it seems like there's another 100 pages missing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could barely get through the sample i advise you dont read it just saying