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Author’s Spotlight and Book Review/Giveaway: Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Book 13 & 14. Ends Jan 17th



About the Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt is originally from New Orleans and now lives in Northern California. Inspired by her love of travel, she created the Secret Agent Jack Stalwart series as a way to educate children about the countries and cultures of the world. It has been selected by Britain’s Education Secretary as a “must read” for boys, featured on various UK talk and radio shows and awarded a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award medal for helping to “inspire children to read, to learn and to dream.”

Click to learn more about Jack’s adventures and to read the first chapter of each book.




About the Book: The Hunt for the Yeti Skull (Book 13) Jack has become the most decorated secret agent for the Global Protection Force, but during the day he’s still just an ordinary kid who has to put up with annoying people—like Marko Mayer, a new student in Jack’s rock-climbing class. When Jack and Marko race to the top of the wall, Marko stomps on Jack’s hand and wins—then has the nerve to gloat! But Jack has no time to sulk—the GPF needs him inNepal. A plane carrying a team of scientists has gone missing overMount Everest. They were thought to be carrying the first true Yeti skull ever recovered—proof that the legendary Abominable Snowman really existed. Jack quickly discovers that a greedy collector is behind the theft—and he may have hired Jack’s archnemesis for the job. Can Jack and his fellow agents use their climbing skills to brave the highest mountain on earth and recover the priceless skull?


About the Book: The Mission to Find Max (Book 14) Jack joined the Global Protection Force for two reasons: to thwart evil around the world and to rescue his brother, Max, who went missing while working as a GPF agent. The GPF refused to share any details with Jack about Max’s where abouts, but on two previous missions, Jack had collected clues that pointed to Max is being inEgypt. Now Jack has reason to believe that King Tut’s diadem—a crown thought to have magical powers—is the cause of Max’s disappearance. The crown was so important that King Tut was buried with it on his head, but when the boy-pharaoh’s tomb was opened in 1922, an assistant archaeologist named Omar Massri stole the artifact. Could a descendant of Massri somehow be involved in Max’s disappearance? Jack and his old friend Kate must prevent an ancient and terrible curse of the pharaohs from wreaking havoc, or elseEgypt—and Jack’s brother—could be doomed.

My Review:

If your children loved reading Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys books then they will love Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Series. Each book is action packed and educational with geographical knowledge. The first few pages gives information related to Jack’s assigment with a map showing each destination of the country where Jack will visit, a Global Protection Force file on Jack, descriptions of the secret agent gadget instruction manual and his family profile.

Jack travels to a new country to fight evil villains and protect the world’s most precious people, places and possessions. In the Hunt for the Yeti Skull, Jack and his fellow agents use their climbing skills to brave the highest mountain to recover the priceless skull. Each book tells of Jack’s adventures and how Jack’s brother used to work for the agency but throughout the series is missing in action. And in each book Jack pick up cues to help him find his brother Max. And in the final book in the series, while renewing a search for his brother, Jack meets up with an agent and discovers King Tut’s diamond which might be the clue to finding his brother. Was Jack able to find his brother Max and bring him home? Read all about it in The Mission to Find Max.


 Ages: 6 and up

Pages: 128 and 144

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

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Giveaway Ends January 17th.

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January 6, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , ,


  1. I loved Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys growing up! It’s great to see there is a series for today’s children to enjoy those same types of adventures. Although, I can’t say I remember Nancy Drew finding any proof of the Abominable Snowman’s existence! Fantastic review.

    Comment by Marthalynn | January 6, 2012 | Reply

  2. I think that after reading this review these books are perfect for my boyfriend’s little brother or my little cousin. His brother is a little old (13), but he loves this style of book and he always loves to learn new things and rattle off anything he can. I swear he is a little detective himself!

    Comment by Ashley Pomykala | January 6, 2012 | Reply

  3. I love the way this series of books exposes children to a world that is much bigger than what they see around them. And it’s done in a way that is entertaining, without the young readers even realize that they are learning! I loved reading mysteries as a child, and was absolutely hooked on The Nancy Drew Mysteries. As a child, it’s nice to be able to follow a series like these. They feel like they know the characters, but can read them in any order since it doesn’t just follow one story line. I see a lot of imagination and creativity around each story.
    Fantastic job to the author, and a great review!

    Comment by Julie Miller Janney | January 6, 2012 | Reply

  4. This series reminds me a bit of Magic Tree House, in introducing the reader to different parts of the world, with their history and culture. But I also like how Jack has every day problems to solve too with school and family, which makes him even more relatable to readers.

    Comment by Bean | January 6, 2012 | Reply

  5. I loved Nancy Drew mysteries as a kid. I still have quite a few of them that I bought from scholastic book fairs. I know I got on my mom’s nerves asking for almost every book in the catalog. My daughter is the same way when those catalogs come through during the school year. Exciting review.

    Comment by Cherese Vines | January 6, 2012 | Reply

  6. I love the detective-type books for kids; really helps them use their imaginations! Also like that it is including a different look at things, being in Egypt. Looks like a great read for little adventurers!

    Comment by lisa | January 6, 2012 | Reply

  7. destinations of the country and a story about it-a mystery-oh yeah! If we can help children learn more about where people are on this planet-how great.

    Comment by pmj | January 6, 2012 | Reply

  8. I love Nancy Drew and have my 11 year old reading Trixie Belden to start. These books sound great for my 9 year old son. The cover art will definitely draw him in. :O)

    Comment by dianeestrella | January 6, 2012 | Reply

  9. This book would be great for my boys. I love that they’re full of action and still educational.

    Comment by Naomie | January 8, 2012 | Reply

  10. I haven’t seen these before. My son is just getting into these types of books and it’s hard to know what is really out there, especially since I’d like him to learn something while he reads as well. I’m glad that you said these are educational because they talk about geography. I’ve added them to our list of books to start getting him.

    Comment by Tressa | January 8, 2012 | Reply

  11. I would love to win these for my son to read, he loves adventure books and if they are educational thats even better. We are always looking for books to keep his attention, I think I would read these.

    Comment by Daily Woman | January 9, 2012 | Reply

  12. I think that my daughter would love these books because she is tomboy at heaert! Thanks so much for offering this. She loves books with action and mystery.

    Comment by ruthhill74 | January 9, 2012 | Reply

  13. My 3rd son has discovered a new found love of reading. He will sit on his bed and just tear through books. He has read some Magic Tree House and George Brown Class Clown. These books seem very similar in reading level and style and I know he would love them! Plus, the contest ends on his 7th b-day! How cool is that?!

    Comment by mrsschepp | January 10, 2012 | Reply

  14. I struggle to get my boys to read and have a hard time finding books that they would like. THis sounds like a great series to try for them!

    Comment by Christine Jensen | January 11, 2012 | Reply

  15. I’ve never heard of this book, but my almost 8 year old would love this! He likes things that are fairly edgy, and a mystery would fit him to a T!

    Comment by Juli Guthrie | January 16, 2012 | Reply

  16. I loved nancy drew and the secret 7 as a kid.. and I try to install that love for reading into my kids. My son is very much into action and superhero’s right now. we read every day so these books would be a wonderful edition to that collection.

    Comment by melissa portillo | January 16, 2012 | Reply

  17. It looks like a great book for my daughter to use in the 5th grade school class she teaches. Looks like books boys would especially enjoy

    Comment by Diana Hatch | January 16, 2012 | Reply

  18. My son is really into the whole spy thing right now, I’m glad you reviewed this book and would love to win it for him. It seems like a book he would relly enjoy.

    Comment by Glenna Faccenetti | January 16, 2012 | Reply

  19. I love adventure books for children. Exciting books like this keep my son interested in reading.

    Comment by AEKZ2 | January 16, 2012 | Reply

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