Friday, February 22, 2013

"3 Below: A Floors Novel" by Patrick Carman

Review:  Fantastic, creative, wonderfully descriptive and  suspenseful!!!  Leo and his friend Remi manage the wacky Whippet Hotel.  The hotel, with its many floors of great fun, also contains mystery floors that Leo and Remi have not yet discovered.  When Merganzer Whippet, the owner of the Whippet Hotel, discovers that the Whippet Hotel is dangerously in debt because "taxes have not been paid," he enlists the help of Leo & Remi to help "save the hotel."  He gives them a list of items they must find and put in place before the deadline.  Along the way, Leo & Remi encounter puzzles that need solving and come across floors within the hotel they didn't know existed.  

"3 Below" is the second in the "Floors" series by Patrick Carman and is absolutely a great book.   Targeted for the reading age of 4th-6th graders. It is a fantasy book without "the dark side" that comes with so many adventure/fantasy books.  With all its very descriptive narratives, it helps the reader visualize the hotel and its wacky characters and mysterious floors easily. (rev. P.Howard)

About the author:  Patrick Carman is the award-winning author of many books for young adults and children. He grew up in Salem, Oregon, and graduated from Willamette University. His birthday is February 27th, 1966. He spent a decade living in Portland, where he worked in advertising, game design, and technology.
Patrick Carman has been a life long writer and storyteller. He writes books for young adults and children for Scholastic and Little Brown Books For Young Readers. His bestselling series work includes The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot’s Park, 39 Clues, and Skeleton Creek. Mr. Carman’s books have been translated into approximately two dozen languages.

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of "3 Below" was given to us in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.

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