Thursday, June 15, 2017

{Q&A/Review With Bailey + Author Guest Post} Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold ( Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1) by Iain Reading

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Page Count: 262
Published on: December 3, 2012
Published by: Amazon Digital Services
Genre(s): Mystery, Middle Grade, Adventure, Children's
Source: Paperback -- provided by author
Age Rating: middle grade
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon

Bailey's Rating: 4 stars













Goodreads synopsis:

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada and as the plot continues to unfold this spirited story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon, the harsh land made famous in the stories and poems of such writers as Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton. It is a riveting tale that brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska's inside passage and Canada's Yukon, as Kitty is caught up in an epic mystery set against the backdrop of the scenery of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves as Kitty prepares for her next adventure - flying around the world!



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Hey, guys!

      Bailey has been reading this book for quite a while, but we're finally putting a review up! She's super excited to tell you guys about it, so enjoy!

Edit: This review was supposed to go up weeks ago, but for some reason it did not. I just double checked the HTML and I'm still not sure what went on, but here is Bailey's review!


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Q: What is Kitty Hawk & the Curse of the Yukon Gold about? Can you summarize it a bit?
A: Kitty Hawk decided to go to Alaska, to study humpback whales. In that time she was captured by 3 men and she eventually escaped. She eventually finds out about the Yukon Gold curse and she has a big adventure. 

Q: What would you rate this book? Why?
A: 4 stars

Q: What did you like about this book? What did you dislike?
A: I really liked her name. I love cats. I liked that it had a cool curse. I like magic and curses are kind of a part of magic. I didn't really dislike too many things except that she got captured. Except that was a part of the plot.

Q: Are you going to continue with the series?
A: Yes. 

Q: Do you have anything else to say to the people reading this?
A: I like cats. I needed to read this book because the main character's name is Kitty Hawk. 

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Guest Post:

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new young adult series of adventure mystery stories by Iain Reading. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations. 

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales, Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada. As the plot continues to unfold, this spirited story will have readers anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climactic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves. 

There are currently five books in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (book 1), Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost (book 2), Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue (book 3), and Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic (book 4), and Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces (book 5). Each book can be read as a standalone.


“In the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series, the heroine finds herself in a new geographic location in each book. The series will eventually have a total of 13 books in it (maybe more) and her flight around the world will be completed in the end,” says Iain. “The books are sequential but one could definitely read any of the later ones before reading the earlier ones.”


For more information, go to http://www.kittyhawkworld.com/


Displaying Iain Reading.jpgAbout the Author:


Iain Reading is passionate about Root Beer, music, and writing. He is Canadian, but currently, resides in the Netherlands working for the United Nations.


Iain is the author of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series, The Wizards of Waterfire Series, and the dragon of the month club. To learn more, go to http://www.amazon.com/Iain-Reading/e/B00B0NGI6Q/


Connect with Iain on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.


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Happy reading, all!
Olivia
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