Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new young adult series of adventure mystery stories by Iain Reading. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.
After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales, Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada. As the plot continues to unfold, this spirited story will have readers anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon.
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves. There are currently three books in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series, and a fourth to be released in 2014.
Reading is something that is very important because it stimulates both the mind and the imagination. Reading while young promotes problem solving, increases comprehension, and expands vocabularies. Kitty Hawk and the curse of the Yukon gold is an excellent book for younger readers to become involved with. Young children and teenagers alike will have trouble putting this book down after they begin to read it.
Kitty Hawk and the curse of the Yukon gold is a fresh new read that kicks off a new breed of storytelling that combines adventure, action, curiosity, and some good clean storytelling that introduces a modern take on a combination of classic plot elements.
The name of the book is derived of the book’s heroine, Kitty Hawk. Kitty is both a pilot and teenage girl. She travels away from her hometown and soon discovers mystery and turmoil. She only wanted to study whales and found an adventure that was more than she bargained for, but Kitty is smart, and one of the joys of reading this book is how she handles the situations that unfold around her.
The Story is both an instant classic and a great opener to expand the series. I am excited to see how the next few adventures will unfold, and what situations our curious heroine will find herself in next. My daughter is 10 and loves to read. She finished this book very quickly and cannot wait to read more from the series. We highly recommend this series to anyone who loves to read about adventure and mystery.
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Where to purchase: You are able to purchase Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold: Book One of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series (Volume 1) from Amazon on paperback for $8.09.
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