Do you know every nook and cranny of your neighborhood? How about UNDER your neighborhood?
Do you let your kids walk home from school? It's just a few blocks, right? What lurks in the shadows? In the bushes? Or scarier yet, under the bushes?
Or is it all just happy-go-lucky Huckleberry Finn and exploring and adventuring in your own neighborhood? When do you know the difference? Maybe your kids know. Maybe they don't. How will you learn?
It began as a simple walk home, the same one we did every day after school. But our dog's ball went into something of a hole, or was it a cave? Maybe a tunnel. But are there tunnels in the city? The ball was pretty close to the entrance, but just far enough to be a little spooky. Should we just forget it?
WARNING TO PARENTS: there are some questionable parenting decisions in this book. It is not intended as a parenting handbook. There's a fine line between making the right decision and making the fun decision. When to choose which? How much do you involve your children in daily decisions? What if they involve danger? But what if your kids think it might be fun? You get the idea. Maybe I need a disclaimer ... ;-)
You know in scary movies when you yell, "Don't go in there!" We went in. Yeah, I know. Ask your 8-year old why.
About the Author
The following is an excerpt from the foreword to Bradley's upcoming book "Every Single Day" (available Oct. 17, 2017).
"He no longer resembled the mopey dejected "former writer" I'd known. He became unstoppable. A machine. It wasn't just about the writing, either. It was a deeper transformation. He became much more confident and bold. He was inspiring and even intimidating in some ways. He wasn't the same person anymore. He took risks and wrote books and closed his business and moved his family halfway across the world. He's done so many things I couldn't imagine "2012 Bradley" doing. That he couldn't imagine actually doing. I barely recognize my old friend these days, and I'm glad.
He realized his dream and became a professional writer. This book is only a small piece of the proof of that."
-- John Muldoon, excerpted from the foreword to "Every Single Day"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite So what happens when you are walking home from school, just like every other day, and your dog’s ball disappears down a strange hole? You can see the ball, but it is just out of reach. Your inner voice tells you that it is not wise to enter the dark passage. Do you enter and not allow your fears to overtake you? Do you leave the ball and are left wondering where the hole leads to? Do you ever wonder if underneath your neighbourhood lies another mysterious world full of secrets? Two boys are about to enter a strange world and embark on an amazing adventure, and make discoveries they will never forget. What if your neighbourhood possesses a similar phenomenon? Would you be brave enough and dare to find out in The Secret of Kite Hill by Bradley Charbonneau? The Secret of Kite Hill by Bradley Charbonneau is a really exciting adventure story that is suitable for children aged 6-14 years old, and although I am a grown woman I loved the book. The story was conceptualised by the authors' young sons. The writer shows he has an excellent grasp of storytelling and builds tension throughout, ensuring there are enough twists and turns in the plot to keep you turning the pages. His descriptive talent is also evident and I knew from just the dialogue which character was speaking. The story is consistently engaging and I loved the spirit of Lu, the Fart Destroyer. Not many children's authors get what children want to read. Just like Roahl Dahl, there are some dark elements which build tension brilliantly. Highly recommended not just for boys, but girls too.