When Disney Imagineers installed hologram guides for the Magic Kingdom, using teenage models they had no idea the technology might backfire. But backfire it did: some nights when the kids go to sleep, they wake up in one of the Disney parks as a hologram.
With the adventures set forth in the first books now behind them, Kingdom Keepers 3: Disney In Shadow follows the five teens, Finn, Philby, Willa, Charlene, and Maybeck as they search to find Wayne, their mentor and head Imagineer who has mysteriously gone missing. Concerned Wayne has been abducted by the Overtakers - Disney villains, who along with other Disney characters, take over the parks when the turnstiles stop spinning, and want desperately to steer the parks to a far darker place—the five kids pick up a major clue from a close friend, Jess, whose dreams (nightmares, really) often accurately predict the future.
The very few clues from Jess’s dream lead the kids into Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot—through imaginary worlds that become real, by imaginary kids who are real. Each clue seems tied to the last, and with the stakes growing ever higher, what starts out as a puzzle ends up as a fight for their lives. Through a transparent paper box, a quest for a sword, rides on Soarin' and Maelstrom, life-and-death encounters with giant snakes, and a devious Maleficent, the Kingdom Keepers not only begin to decipher deeper meanings to the clues, but discover new truths about themselves and their ever-growing friendships.
About the Author
Ridley Pearson, in addition to co-authoring the Peter and the Starcatchers series with Dave Barry, is the award-winning author of the Kingdom Keepers series and the Steel Trapp series. Ridley, his wife Marcelle, and their two daughters divide their time between St. Louis, Missouri, and Sun Valley, Idaho.
[T]he illicit thrill of seeing all the things you don't normally get to see (both real and imaginary) makes this a must-read for serious Disney fans. - School Library Journal
Series: Kingdom Keepers
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 545
Published: 1st March 2011
Publisher: Disney Book Publishing Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.1
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1