When Dani and her big brother Mike find themselves aboard the ill-fated river expedition of careless adventurer, Captain Kevin, they must work together to save themselves and the captain from all manner of deadly trials and traps.
Complete with treacherous temples, ancient idols, and plenty of explosions, Shipwreckers is a big adventure that brings humor along for a dangerous and thrilling ride up the Amazon. In a place where laughter meets non-stop action, you'll find Shipwreckers and its cast of soon-to-be fan-favorite characters.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Scott Peterson is the Emmy-Award Nominated Executive Producer and Showrunner of the Netflix animated series The Last Kids on Earth, and the author of The Jungle Book: The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack , and Phineas and Ferb's Guide to Life.
Joshua Pruett is a Primetime Emmy & Annie Award Nominated Writer on Disney's Phineas and Ferb, Milo Murphy's Law, Netflix's Mystery Science Theater 3000, and The Last Kids on Earth. He wrote The Jungle Book: The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack and the horror anthology, The Misery Company.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My 11-year-old son loved this book and wrote this review: Today, we’re going to review Shipwreckers: The Curse of the Cursed Temple of Curses. (Thumbs up to whoever thought of that title.) Shipwreckers is a medium-sized book, just scary enough, and EXTREMELY FUNNY! This book is about Mike, who really likes adventure. However, he only likes reading about it. His sister Dani, however, LIVES for danger. She will do anything for adventure, and I mean ANYTHING! Captain Adventureson, the wacky weirdo, is the first thing the book needed. Every book needs a weirdo who drinks Diablo Sauce in the confusion, thinking that it’s water! LOL! This book is funny because of Captain Adventureson. He was my favorite character. However, he did not say my favorite phrase. Mike was the one who said: “So you believe your abdomen is a compass leading you to the jewels? (Which is a sentence no one has ever said before.)” So I must say, this is the best book, or among the best, that I have ever read. I just want to close by saying my favorite part was when they were in the taco restaurant.
This book is truly, utterly, delightful. I started reading it with my son, and we both laughed out loud (this type of humorous, Indiana Jones-y adventure stuff is right up our alley). Then my son devoured the entire book while I was at work the next day. I came home to raves. He does not usually rave about books. Usually, he just tells me he finished a book and that’s that. He LOVED SHIPWRECKERS. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
From the silly title to the outrageous characters this book is definitely for the 10-13 year old group. I tried to read it through their lens. I know I have had 5th and 6th graders who would love this book. It's silly, fast paced, and fun. It's a little much for younger children, with some violence and loss of body parts, and a little too silly for older kids. The captain is larger than life, the situations are completely absurd. I would put this on my classroom bookshelf for older elementary students.