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Thursday 12 May 2016

Review: The Mystery of the Secret Society (Greetings from Somewhere #10)

The Briar’s are a talented family who move from place to place in search of the next adventure. Dad is a history teacher, mum is a travel writer and the twins, Ethan and Ella, are curious and clever. Grandpa was a famous archaeologist.

It is a travel article Mrs Briar is working on that brings them to an archaeological dig in Athens.

While their parents research, the twins replace homework with exploring. They discover two symbols on a wall, identical to the ones on a coin that Grandpa has given Ethan.

Who is the mysterious Dimitrios who keeps turning up everywhere they go? Why isn’t Grandpa answering their emails, and how is a missing notebook linked to the famous archaeologist?

This is part of the series Greetings from Somewhere, fully illustrated chapter books filled with mystery and adventure.  Ethan and Ella are always the centre of each story as they travel all over the world with their parents and are home schooled.  Each story stands alone, and has the same author and illustrator.

Ideal for beginner readers, the stories cultivate an interest in the current subject or country, and that keeps the pages turning.  Educational while entertaining, the series expands children’s knowledge and ignites a passion for learning more about the places that Ethan and Ella visit.

Title: The Mystery of the Secret Society (Greetings From Somewhere #10)
Author: Harper Paris
Illustrator: Marcos Calo
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, $9.99 RRP
Publication Date: April 2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781481451710
For ages: 6 - 9
Type: Junior Fiction