Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Seven Keys of Balabad

The Seven Keys of Balabad by Paul Haven, Mark Zug (Illustrator)
Unlike his news-reporter father and art-historian mother who find living in the ancient, war-torn country of Balabad endlessly interesting, twelve-year-old Oliver, homesick for New York City, feels very much out of his element until he gets caught up in a centuries-old mystery involving stolen artifacts and buried treasure.


Marian_G said...

...The writing is rich and colorful, the characters unforgettable and the adventure so gripping we finished reading it in less than a week. Now my son is insisting we read it again. What a find!

Kirkus Reviews said...

...A cluster of likable stock characters and whip-wielding warriors keeps the endearing plot moving.