Limit this search to....

The Relic of Perilous Falls
Contributor(s): Arroyo, Raymond
ISBN: 0553539590     ISBN-13: 9780553539592
Publisher: Crown Pub
    OUR PRICE: $15.30  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: March 2016
Qty:
Annotation: "A thrill-seeking twelve-year-old boy with a mysterious family heritage discovers ancient objects of rare power--and must protect them from the terrifying demons who will do anything to possess them"--
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Adventure and adventurers; Fiction.
Relics; Fiction.
Supernatural; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Juvenile Fiction | Family
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2015006124
Lexile Measure: 740
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Will Wilder
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 5.75" W x 1.25" (0.96 lbs) 318 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 182013
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 11.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Fall)
Will Wilder inconveniently inherits the family gift of seeing shadow creatures and, with boats sinking and innocent people drowning, must master his abilities quickly. Will's race to save Perilous Falls is filled with hidden chambers, unexpected allies and enemies, and secret histories. Despite its convoluted mythology, this is a rollicking adventure. Copyright 2016 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 February)

Gr 4–7—Will Wilder sees shadows that seem to be alive as they move around him. Many doctors have made attempts to explain them away as fatigue, but soon these shadows begin to move against the town of Perilous Falls. When a bet made at his younger brother's birthday party sets events in motion that begin to fulfill an ancient prophecy, it is up to Will, along with his friends and his tough (and oddly dangerous) Great Aunt Lucille, to stop the dark forces advancing against his small town. Following in his great-grandfather's footsteps, Will sets out against the rising evil with his newfound ability to combat the darkness that only he can face. Caparo's illustrations dot the text and give added detail to the setting. Though the plot is somewhat predictable, there is still enough action to keep the pages turning. VERDICT Fans of Indiana Jones and Percy Jackson will likely find the first installment of this new adventure series enjoyable.—Wayne R. Cherry Jr., First Baptist Academy Library, Houston

[Page 78]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 March)

Gr 4–7—Will Wilder sees shadows that seem to be alive as they move around him. Many doctors have made attempts to explain them away as fatigue, but soon these shadows begin to move against the town of Perilous Falls. When a bet made at his younger brother's birthday party sets events in motion that begin to fulfill an ancient prophecy, it is up to Will, along with his friends and his tough (and oddly dangerous) Great Aunt Lucille, to stop the dark forces advancing against his small town. Following in his great-grandfather's footsteps, Will sets out against the rising evil with his newfound ability to combat the darkness that only he can face. Caparo's illustrations dot the text and give added detail to the setting. Though the plot is somewhat predictable, there is still enough action to keep the pages turning. VERDICT Fans of Indiana Jones and Percy Jackson will likely find the first installment of this new adventure series enjoyable.—Wayne R. Cherry Jr., First Baptist Academy Library, Houston

[Page 78]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.