The Emerald Key

The Emerald Key

by Mark Frederickson, Melora Pineda


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ISBN-13: 9781522782766
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2015
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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The Emerald Key 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all the characters and all the adventure that was in the book! I would suggest this to all fantasy book lovers!
JBronder More than 1 year ago
It is the end of the school year and Penny is getting ready for her grandmother’s wedding. While searching for tablecloths in the attic, Penny and Laci find a journal, a ring and a jewel. They find that the journal leads them to another dimension, but this world is full of evil and those that want the journal and jewel. It is up to Penny and Laci to return the baby dragon to its mother and get themselves back home. But it seems their journal has been stolen. Laci loves her books and can always be found with her nose in one. Penny is her polar opposite. Penny is not happy about her grandmother remarrying and doesn’t really like Roy or the pink dress she will be wearing. I loved how they find the baby dragon and get transported to another world. This is a scary world where it’s hard to figure out who is going to help and who won’t. I loved the action, it was fast paced without skipping details. The description is wonderful and I felt myself right there with the kids. This is a great story for mid-grade readers, teens and adults. I loved it and can’t wait for another story from Mark Frederickson and Melora Pineda. I received The Emerald Key from eBooks for Review for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
hmgreen More than 1 year ago
This was a fun, Jumanji/How to Train Your Dragon type book. It had action, adventure, mythical creatures, and junior high crushes. The cover was eye catching and intriguing. The foursome friendship was traditional. I liked how the relationships changed and evolved through the story. I didn't, however, like the resolution to Penny and Laci's disagreement. I felt Penny owed Laci more of a verbal apology for all the cruel things she said. I liked that Laci's strengths were revealed as the story went on. It was nice and healthy for Penny especially to see Laci's strengths. Buzz was the comedic relief. Some of his lines were pretty amusing. One part of the story didn't make sense. At the beginning of chapter 8, it said the vortex was so black you couldn't see your hand in front of your face. But in the next sentences, Laci glanced at her friends and saw they looked like pixy stix. How could she see them? The end battle with the dragons in the church got to be a bit ridiculous. I would recommend this one for ages 10-12. It may have been written for older kids, but I think it would appeal more to younger audiences. It was clean. No language. No sex. It was set up for possible sequels. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
taradurham77 More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review on I didn't have huge hopes for this one but was pleasantly surprised. Penny's grandmother is getting remarried-so her and her friend Laci are going to stay with the grandmother to help get wedding plans in order. Penny cannot stand her grandother's fiancé but doesn't want her grandmother to be lonely. Her grandfather dissappeared many many years ago, never to be heard from again. While going through the attic, the girls find a book with strange writing. Laci, the book nerd, begins to read it. This somehow opens a portal and instead of granmother's cat laying in the attic beside them-a baby dragon is laying there! The girls try desperately to and it back but in the process-end up sending them, the dragon and two of their friends that were there helping them into another land. The dragon is now back home but how in the world are the kids going to ever get back home??? Really great story with tremendous creativity. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
SherryF More than 1 year ago
The Emerald Key by Mark Frederickson is a fun filled adventure for kids of all ages. When I read about magic and dragons, I knew I wanted to go with them and I love that the action began early. Laci lives mostly through books. Her best friend, Penny, stands up for her when she won’t do it for herself. They are opposites, Penny is an athlete and a chic dresser. Laci is a bookworm and dresses for comfort. She’s a bit of a klutz too. In the attic, the girls find a hidden box and the adventure is set in motion. Four teens, a book of magic and a baby dragon… “Poisonous snakes, dragons, cliffs and traps? Guessing this isn’t a big tourist destination.” A fun story of traveling through portals with a fire breathing baby dragon, dodging styggs, Chuvashia, Hellblaze Wyvers, Vardo Witches, Glem fog, pirates and deadly vines, all to return him to his home. I can’t figure out who they can trust or who will betray them. I do wonder if one mystery will be solved and they will return home with more than they started out with…or less. What would you think if the fantasy world you read about became a reality and you were in it? The Emerald Key made me think of Neverending Story. A book is an adventure, but what happens when magic brings it to life? I love action and adventure and we also have a mystery to solve. All the characters have an important part to play and I hope if I ever fall down the rabbit hole I have friends like Laci’s to accompany me. The ending was fabulous and if you like a smile on your face when you close a book, then this will be good one. I received a copy of The Emerald Key from Mark Frederickson.
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
The Emerald Key by Mark Frederickson and Melora Pineda is such an awesome middle grade kids book! I am no kid but I enjoyed it just the same. It had fun and humorous scenes that kept the story going. It had suspense, action, a wonderful plot, and intrigue that kids would love. It had believable characters in an unbelievable world and the story was well developed, and dialogue kids could relate to. The whole book was full of fantasy such as dragons, strange creatures/plants, and magic, and so much fun and danger! I giggled like a school girl while reading this and I am sixty years old! I can't wait to buy this for my grand kids! I can't wait for book two! I received a review copy of this book, a review was not required but it was so good..., all opinions are my own.