The Disappearing Jewel of Madagascar

Saturday, August 25, 2012
Wonderful. A nicked left ear, a scalped head, a kid brother who followed me everywhere, and a curse put on me by a long-dead African queen. Who could ask for more on a warm spring day?

Genre: Adventure/Mystery
Target Audience: Boys 10-14
Subjects: Friendship
Summary: A jewel with a curse on it for anyone who touches it. Unfortunately, Mrs. McEwan failed to tell him that until after Ricky touched it.  This particular curse seems to come true, despite Ricky’s doubts. It guarantees to turn friends into strangers and strangers into friends. Pretty soon Mike and Ralphy are ignoring him. Then the jewel disappears and it’s up to Ricky to find out who stole it, and more complicated – to find proof!
Notes: This book is a focus on friendship. Ricky believes the worst about his friends, trusting more in the curse than in his long time friendships. This is the 7th in the Accidental Detectives series, a series of books about Ricky Kidd, a young boy who often stumbles into mysteries and has to deal with a younger brother that drives him nuts.
Recommendation Scale: 3/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.


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