Spencer the Adventurer and the Emerald City [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Stephen S. Keeney
eBook Category: Children's Fiction
eBook Description: The city of Seattle is engulfed in horrific weather caused by a maladjusted Romanian Count who is seeking revenge for his unfortunate past. Using a handwritten book given to his late grandfather during World War II, Spencer Herold and the Lake Union Adventurers begin to unravel mysteries from the past and a long history of trickery, betrayal and deceit is revealed. With time running out and the city on the brink of destruction, Spencer and his friends set out on daring adventures to foil the evil do-er's plans. While surviving natural disasters and battling unscrupulous henchmen, Spencer realizes that his own family is the target of the madman. Can they save the city?
eBook Publisher: Zumaya Publications/Zumaya Publications, Published: USA, 2003
Fictionwise Release Date: June 2003
2 Reader Ratings:
"I loved the book it was the best book I've ever read! I liked the way you brought some of the history of World War 2 into the modern day story. It is such a realistic and incredible book. Spencer and Duber are my favorite characters."--(Reader Review) [Austin, 10 years old]
Spencer inserted the key into the lock of the biggest drawer and slowly turned it. Inside was an old wooden box that had a small brass nameplate on it with the initials P.V.B. He wracked his brain on who in his family had these initials, but no one came to mind. He took the box out of the drawer, placed it on top of the desk and slowly opened the lid. Inside, he found a leather-bound notebook that was scratched and worn. He took it out and set in on the desk.
Underneath the book was a very old silver baby rattle, tarnished from years of neglect. When he picked it up, he noticed markings on it but couldn't read them because of the discoloration.
Spencer moved his attention back to the book and turned to the first page. The pages were yellowed and brittle and filled with German handwriting.
"This isn't doing anything for me," he muttered. On the seventh page, he found something that looked like the Periodic Table of Elements. It had a series of letters paired with a series of numbers. Still nothing looked familiar.
A few pages later, Spencer finally found what he was looking for. Right in front of him was a series of words in different languages that looked similar to the ones he had seen on the TV broadcast.
"Bingo!" he shouted, jumping up from the desk. "I knew I wasn't crazy!"