Amazon Lee and the Tomb of the Dragon King: An Amazon Lee Adventures by Kailin Gow
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Book #1 in Kailin Gow's Amazon Lee Adventure (Amazon Lee Adventures in China) series is titled Amazon Lee and the Tomb of the Dragon King. Billed as a children's travel and adventure story, this book features a thirteen year old protagonist so I think it should be added to middle grade fiction lists as well, in order to reach more of its intended readers. Also, at only 106 pages in length, this is more of a short story or novella than it is a traditional novel. Though I see that as a positive knowing the attention span of kids in the 8-14 age range.
Amazon Lee is the genius daughter of a brilliant scientist and a renowned historian. Accompanied by her highly accomplished inventor aunt (Auntabelle), Ama and her parents are visiting her grandfather in China when she finds herself on a wild adventure to recover a stolen elixir with ancient ties to immortality. This is a perfect story for this age range and boring is not a word I see being included in many future reviews of Amazon Lee and the Tomb of the Dragon.
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