Super Secrets of Rainbow Road

Super Secrets of Rainbow Road

by Robert Thornhill

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Overview

Do you like to read stories and see movies about super heroes?
Did you ever wish that you could have a super power too?
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?
Blake and Breonna were just ordinary kids until the day they discovered Rainbow Road.
The road led them to the home of Lucky Leprechaun and his pot of gold coins.
These were special coins that could make a kid's wish come true, and what do you suppose an eight-year old kid would wish for?
To have special powers just like his super heroes, of course!
But Blake and Breonna soon discovered that there is a lot to learn about having a superpower.
Follow their adventures as Blake learns to use his X-ray vision to help his new friends in Lucky's town.
Kids can be heroes too!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453617304
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Series: Rainbow Road Series , #1
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

At age 67, Robert Thornhill, author of ten adult novels in the Lady Justice series, wrote his first children's novel.
The Rainbow Road series was inspired by a short story his grandson wrote for a second grade school assignment.
Robert holds a Master's Degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
He currently lives with his wife, Peg, in Independence, Mo.
Website and contact information:
www.booksbybob.com

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Super Secrets Of Rainbow Road 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi i am yazmine i am soon done with this book It is so good It is fun and funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Teaches kids to not always be selfish.
sjziegler More than 1 year ago
After days of being cooped up in the house due to rain, Blake and Breonna are excited for the summer sun to appear. Eight-year-old Blake loves to pretend he has superpowers, like Spiderman, and defeat the villains of the world. Six-year-old Breonna may be younger but she does not take any bull from her brother. While splashing in puddles, Breonna notices a rainbow. She wants to know if there is a pot of gold at the end and sets off to find out. A big brother has to watch out for his little sister so Blake follows her in disbelief. Over a ridge, they stop under a sign that reads Rainbow Road and found a wet, rainbow-colored ribbon that reminds them of a waterslide. Blake does not believe that a pot of gold will be at the end but joins his sister in the twists and turns the colored current makes. At the end of the rainbow, the siblings fall onto a big green bed staring directly at a leprechaun. I GIVE THIS BOOK: 4 out of 5 stars I received a .pdf version of this book so I do not know what the coloring and pictures look like throughout the book, but if it is anything like the cover, I would take a guess and say it would be good enough to add an extra 1/2 star. I really liked the messages this book conveys in a cute, fun and exciting book. As an adult, I read about responsibility, protecting family, right vs. wrong, talking to strangers, respecting other's belongings, stealing and keeping belief alive. This is a great story to read over and over to your children because it is fun and educational. You can take instances written in this book and explain to your child why they should not talk to strangers and why stealing is wrong and there are repercussions for doing the wrong things. The only negative thing I can say about this book is it took me a bit to realize the kids were in a different land. Giving the place the kids explored a name; Rainbow City for instance, would have helped. When the leprechaun says, "send you home", I just thought it meant they did not have to climb stairs next to the rainbow waterslide to get home. I am excited to see what adventures await for Blake and Breonna as I continue to read the series. If you don't believe me, check it out for yourself! Until next time, live life one page at a time!
chj29erCJ More than 1 year ago
When I was growing up in the Fifties, it was Superman (and Supergirl) with their magical powers of strength that could best the evildoers and save the world for "Truth, Justice, and the American Way." Twenty years later, my older children hero worshiped Steve Austin the Bionic Man (and the girls all wanted to be Jamie, the Bionic Woman). By the Eighties, my younger daughters would get up at the crack of dawn to see the latest episode of Power Rangers. All were fantasy heroes dedicated to fighting evil, championing the underdog, and ensuring justice for the victims of crime. Today's children have a new series books which teach moral values through super powered characters...this time using children of their own age. Robert Thornhill was intrigued when his grandson wrote a book as a year-end classroom assignment for the second grade. Blake told the story of two children who journey to a faraway place to meet a leprechaun with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Building on Blake's idea, Robert fine-tuned the story and produced what is the first of a series of books based on this theme. The first story, Super Secrets of Rainbow Road, starts with Blake, and his younger sister, Breonna (the real grandchildren of Thornhill), playing outside after a rain storm. Breonna spots a rainbow and wants to find the end of it to see if there really is a pot of gold. No amount of logical reasoning by Blake will deter her from going to search, so he follows to make sure she stays safe. Where the rainbow appears to end they find a rainbow road, a multi-colored twisty-curvy stream that takes them like a waterslide ride to an unknown destination where they land on the green bed of Lucky Leprechaun, the keeper of the Pot of Gold. Only these gold coins are not for money...they will empower the recipient of the coin to have a special ability to do super-power things! Blake, being the oldest, is given the first coin, and with it the power for X-ray Vision. He is cautioned to use it wisely and when the children want to return home, if they have done well, all they have to do is deposit it in any coin slot. Of course, on returning home, the power will not stay with them. In learning to avoid temptation to use the secret X-ray power for personal gain, the children find a missing watch, rescue a puppy from a dumpster with the trash truck on the way, and locate a little boy who is in a drain underneath the street. However, they are tempted to use if for personal gain when Blake realizes he can see what the prizes are in the boxes of Cracker Jacks so he can get the one he wants. He has to deal with problem this creates when bad men overhear the children and offer them a way to use the coin in a greedy fashion. Wisely, they get away from the bad men and Blake learns his lesson. They return home at the end of the adventures, proud that they helped people in need and proud that they resisted using the power for self-gratification. They are excited and eager for the next rainy day to see if they will be able to go again on the Rainbow Road. Blake and Breonna are not perfect children, but they want to be good, as do most real children. The lessons they are learning from their parents, along with the lesson learned by using Lucky's gold coin, are gently taught to the reader in an environment that is fanciful and exciting. The illustrations are in Black & White, which allows the more creative child to color them a