This book will inspire anyone to try and experience as much of our amazing world as they can - just like Kitty Hawk.
Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #2)
Published: September 10, 2013
Published by: CreateSpace
Trade paperback, 237 pages
Content rating: G
Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost is the exciting second installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This second book in the series continues the adventures of Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot who has decided to follow in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart and make an epic flight around the entire world. After flying across North America Kitty's journey takes her down south to Florida where she plans to get a bit of rest and relaxation before continuing on with the rest of her long and grueling flight.
In my opinion Book two is as good as and even better than the first. I continue to marvel that the author (a man) can convincingly write in the "voice" of a teenage girl. I love the short chapters with their amusing titles, such as Six-Toed Cats and Hemingway's Last Penny or The Tuna Witch Wahoo Whacker. Check out the section entitled Some Further Reading (if You're Interested) that includes information ranging from the Tofino Whale Festival to Key Lime Pie, to How Much a Silver Bar is Worth, to interesting websites. Who knew there is a website called theoriginalkeylimepie.com?
Apart from the comedic aspect, the author succeeds in entertaining and enlightening the reader. I love to discover new things, particularly in connection with history, so was thrilled to learn details of shipwrecks from the 1600's and the fort on the Dry Tortugas, just south of the Keys, not to mention the origin of "Sloppy Joe" sandwiches.
I highly recommend this fast-paced, entertaining, educational novel to young and old alike.
Disclosure: Thanks to the publisher for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.
Iain Reading is passionate about Root Beer, music, and writing. He is Canadian, but currently lives in the Netherlands working for the United Nations.
Ian is the author of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series, The Wizards of Water and the dragon of the month club. To learn more, go to his Amazon page.
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