Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure Book for Boys and Girls (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids aged 8-12)

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Product Description Ages 8-12 | Chapter Book | Short Attention Spans | 30+ Mysteries to Solve | Video Trailer Below Note to parents: Please read our 'No-Bad-Language' notice below. Following the clues concealed within a centuries-old family legacy, Timmi Tobbson and his friends hope to save a dear friend. But only twenty-four hours remain to unravel the legend of a long-lost pirate ship, buried somewhere deep beneath the city streets. Unbeknownst to them, their search awakens a mystical dark power, sworn to protect what is hidden on board the once famous Star Runner. Unravel 'solve-them-yourself picture mysteries' and uncover the Legend of the Star Runner! Mysteries to Solve The adventure is divided into 31 concise chapters, each of which ends with a puzzle to be solved by finding and interpreting visual clues concealed within a beautiful color illustration. Suited for explorers and sleuths young and old. Children under 8 years may need assistance in solving some of the puzzles. Grade level: 3rd and up. Beautiful Color Illustrations Legend of the Star Runner gives readers the best of both worlds, merging the visual appeal of a graphic novel with text-based storytelling's power to spark imagination. Psst: This book contains a puzzle which is unrelated to the story and involves all thirty-one main illustrations. No Bad Language: The first edition of this book included one instance of mild language and another instance, in which one character calls out the Lord's name in surprise, when a little white dog walks into the room. Both these instances have been removed. All editions sold by Amazon are free of bad language. Also, we can promise this: Should Amazon, for some unlikely reason, send you the old version - please contact timmi(at)timmitobbson.com and we will exchange it for free. Please do not buy used books if you want to receive the updated version. --- Shelve under: mystery books for kids 9-12 mystery books for kids 8-10 adventure books for boys adventure books for girls chapter books for kids age 9-12 chapter books for kids age 8-10 graphic novels kids books for intermediate readers books for reluctant readers solve riddles, solve puzzles, solve mysteries crack the case like a sleuth choose your own adventure books for kids 9-12 choose your own adventure books for kids 8-10 Especially for fans of: Adventures of the Black Hand Gang Gravity Falls Get a Clue Captain Underpants A to Z Mysteries Dog Man Boxcar Children Encyclopedia Brown Hardy Boys Ballpark Mysteries Seek and Find / Hidden Pictures Video Games Featuring Exploration Video Games Featuring Puzzle Solving Point and Click Adventure Games Review Foreword Reviews Magazine (scored 5 out of 5) "A splendid homage to adventure" "A visual feast" "Large-hearted" A spirited trio of kid sleuths undertake a classic treasure hunt in J. I. Wagner's Legend of the Star Runner. Taking its inspiration from video games and cloak-and-dagger mysteries, this story for middle-grade readers is a visual feast. Lilli's grandfather is facing eviction. With the prospect of a pirate's treasure guiding them, she and her best friends, Marvin andTimmi, set out to find the loot to rescue him from his debts. A large-hearted, naïve, and wildly improbable plot delights as the fearless team - led by a treasure hunter - lands in a series of underground worlds. Several twists and turns hinge on pure luck, timing, and uncanny perceptions. A reliance on video-game staples, including hidden passageways, trapdoors, puzzles, maps, and multiple-choice paths, sometimes threatens to turn the book into a high-concept maze. Still, what the story misses in the depth of its background, the illustrations make up for; they are smart compositions using chromatic palettes and feature clues. From a cluttered kitchen to the check-in desk at the Savoy to a wall of keys at an archive, scenes set a distinct mood for the stor

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