RATED 4 MAGIC CARPETS
ZOE AND ZAK
DEC 15. 2013
JAN 14, 2014
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Zoe and Zak and the Yogi’s Curse
Zoe and ZAK ADVENTURES
Publishers: Fantastic Press
* Publication Date: September 9, 2013
* Pages: 340
* Recommended Age: 3 to 8
(from Mother Daughter Reviews)
Zoe and Zak are back in India. Again. And this time they’re attending Moonstock Himalayan Boarding School, which might seem fun except for the fact that the school itself is a little strange. Students ride elephants instead of school buses, snarling monkeys work as security guards, and angry parrots monitor the halls. And even when they manage to get used to the wildlife, the food is absolutely terrible. But living with a bunch of other kids their age can be a lot of fun, too, or at least it seems that way until Zoe’s roommate goes missing. Following the directions written on a steamy bathroom mirror, Zoe and Zak fly through the clouds on their magic carpet to learn that the two of them have been chosen yet again. This time they’ve been asked to lift the Yogi’s Curse. It’s not going to be easy. Zoe and Zak don’t even know what the Yogi’s Curse is let alone how to lift it, but like it or not, they soon discover that a whole lot of people are depending on them. Now, if they’re going to save the day, Zoe and Zak are going to have to fool the monkey guards, avoid the nasty parrots, and maybe even develop a supernatural ability or two. Because lurking beneath Moonstock is a powerful new enemy. And if Zoe and Zak can’t stop him, nobody can.
We first met Zoe and Zak in Book One of the series ZOE and ZAK and THE GHOST LEOPARD . Now Zoe and Zak are back and they are in India at Moonstruck Himalayan Boarding School.The students travel by elephants instead of buses. Security is upheld by monkeys and parrots are hall monitors. Once again the two have jumped headfirst in the disappearance of Zoe's ex-room mate. The only clues they have are some notes that have been scribbled on a mirror in the bathroom.
The duo have been picked to help fight the Yogi's Curse. They even get to travel via a magic carpet.
The two are battling an enemy that they have never seen. They must rely on their smarts and their love for adventure. The story is fast paced just like Book One. This keeps the young reader's attention. The many talents of Mr. Guignard have left the reader blessed. The author used a lot of imagination and uses pieces of magic to keep the interest going. I would suggest you read this series in order. These books are not just for the young. The Young at Heart can enjoy them too. I know I have and I'm not in the young category. The author, Mr. Guignard does a marvelous job of creating characters and situations that let the reader's imagination go along for the magic carpet ride. The author not only writes YA books but also adult books. Check this 3 book series by Lars Guignard and go on an imaginative adventure.
I would give this book 4 MAGIC CARPETS.
I was given a complimentary e-copy of ZOE and ZAK and the YOGI'S CURSE from the author, Lars Guignard and Mother Daughter Reviews for my uncompensated opinion.
Prior to writing novels, Lars Guignard wrote for film and television. As a teenager he attended boarding school in the Indian Himalayas and his experiences there provided the inspiration for the Zoe and Zak series which now include: Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard, Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse, and Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple.He lives in the Pacific Northwest where he dodges bears and cougars while hiking & skiing the magnificent Coast Mountain Range.
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