Book Review: Poptropica. Mystery of the Map.
About the Book: Based on a concept by Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney comes Poptropica, a brand-new graphic novel adventure series by Jack Chabert and Kory Merritt. In “Mystery of the Map,” Oliver, Mya, and Jorge take a ride in a hot-air balloon, only to crash-land on an unknown island filled with extinct animals and a horde of angry Vikings. Welcome to Poptropica, an uncharted group of islands whose existence is hidden from the rest of the world. As the three friends embark on a perilous search for a way home, they quickly discover the shocking reason they were brought there something that threatens the very existence of Poptropica and their ability to ever make it off the island!” http://www.abramsbooks.com/product/poptropica_9781419720673/
- Age Range: 6 – 9 years
- Series: Poptropica (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 112 pages
- Publisher: Amulet Books (March 1, 2016)
- Cost: $9.95
My Review: In this graphic novel, Oliver, Mya, and Jorge takes a ride in a hot air balloon. When the weather became cloudy Captain Octavian was ordered to bring the balloon down. But he had other plans of his own and decided to fly direct into the storm. The balloon flew them close to an island and the kids demanded to know what happened as they were about to crash. Oliver and Jorge loose their balance and fell out of the balloon, while Mya held on to Octavian’s bag which snapped as she fell out of the balloon.
As the kids explore the islands they found Dodo birds that has been extinct since the 1600s and also a Viking ship, but there’s no such thing as Vikings anymore said Mya. They need to find shelter and food. They found a map (belonging to Octavian, which fell out of the balloon when Mya held on to his bag) and notice that the letters on the map moves and also beep. This map can help them find shelter and maybe the way home. Unfortunately, they were held hostage by angry Vikings until they were able to escape.
Interesting book kids will enjoy reading. Find out what happened to Octavian and why he decided to fly the hot air balloon to the islands. And did Oliver, Mya, and Jorge able to get off the island? Find out in book #2. Unlike the Wimpy Kid Books, this book comes in full color with great illustrations by Kory Merritt.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Amulet Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
About the Author: The author of more than twenty books for children, including the Galactic Hot Dogs and The Last Kids on Earth middle-grade series. He lives in New York City with his wife, Alyse.
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