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The Cooper Kids (The Cooper Kids Adventures #1-4)

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  304 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Four-volume set of Frank Peretti's "Indiana Jones-style" adventure stories that build sound values in kids while keeping them glued to their seats.
Boxed Set, 576 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Crossway Books (first published January 1st 1990)
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Sep 07, 2015 Gerald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Waw! The door in the Dragon's Throat was beautifully written. My second shot at Frank's work and l found it very taut and engagingly entertaining.The book was not supposed to be funny but I laughed to a point that l was feeling embarrased, hugely because of the author's diction.
The main actor of the book, Dr. Cooper, an archaeologist and his well-trained teenagers were invited to dig away and find what was locked behind a mysterious door hidden deep within a crater located in the vast wilderness
Kelly José
Oct 22, 2008 Kelly José rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
Yet again, another book from Peretti's series for children. Being an elementary student, I remember being very obsessed with this book, constantly reading it until I finally found out how it all ended.

This is, of course, great for kids, and it has a nice message in it that Frank Peretti always manages to get into his stories without shoving it down your throat.
May 21, 2008 Harmony rated it it was amazing
I completely loved these books when I read them. At the time (5th grade?) I hated reading, but these books were really addicting. They were suspenseful and just really exciting! I hear the Peretti books for adults are really terrifying! I honestly haven't worked up enough guts to read one yet.
Amanda G. Stevens
Aug 30, 2016 Amanda G. Stevens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I reread these four books more than any others as a kid. I hadn't seen the Indiana Jones movies yet, so I didn't catch the plot elements borrowed from them. I was enthralled by the archaeological dig locations, the mysterious secondary characters, the coolness of fourteen-year-old Jay and thirteen-year-old Lila as they traveled with their dad and survived all sorts of peril (let's see ... snakes, scorpions, a scary old soothsayer, an earthquake, (view spoiler) ...more
Jill Williamson
Nov 20, 2010 Jill Williamson rated it it was amazing
Review by Jill Williamson

Jay and Lila and their archaeologist father, Dr. Cooper, enter the tombs of Anak in search of a missing coworker. Instead, they stumble onto a village where the people follow a bizarre religion. These Anakim people believe that Anak Ha-Raphah is their god and will destroy them if he becomes angry. And Dr. Cooper’s meddling in the tombs has angered the god. But Dr. Cooper is not afraid. He must discover what became of his coworker and no false religion will stop him.

Aug 01, 2015 Icia rated it liked it
I liked these when I was a young (Christian) child; they brought an awesome mixture of adventure and intrigue (the author is good about that)! In fact, I felt very Indiana Jones and archeological with this story (both aspirations of that time), even if I remember nothing about them. End (-)
Teresa Travis
Jan 18, 2015 Teresa Travis rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved these books as a child. I have recently started reading Peretti's adult collection. I hope I like them as much as I did these so many years ago.
Remembered these from when i was a kid. Been meaning to read again.
paige preston
Jun 07, 2015 paige preston rated it it was amazing
It was a great series.
Aug 24, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it
I read these as a kid and I literally read one a day. I couldn't put them down. It is filled with adventure. I felt I was there each step of the way. I like how their faith is mixed in through out as well.
Sheryl Helms
Dec 06, 2008 Sheryl Helms rated it it was amazing
Really good. I read them when I was a teen (or maybe older) then re-read them. I have all 6 books. There are some amazing Truths packaged in an exciting, action-packed read.
Dec 31, 2007 Fioners rated it it was amazing
Excellent series for children! It combines adventure, character building, and good 'ol christian values.
Aug 16, 2010 David rated it really liked it
I loved it as a preteen. A great mix of fiction, faith, and adventure.
Jul 24, 2010 Eliana rated it it was amazing
there will always be one God in my heart that I will serve and worship.. ...more
Mar 24, 2011 Imalea rated it it was amazing
I read these when I was about 10yo. I loved them!
Aug 03, 2011 Megan rated it it was ok
my favorite of the series.
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With more than 12 million novels in print, Frank Peretti is nothing short of a publishing phenomenon and has been called “America’s hottest Christian novelist.”

Peretti is a natural storyteller who, as a youngster in Seattle, regularly gathered the neighborhood children for animated storytelling sessions. After graduating from high school, he began playing banjo with a local blueg
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Other Books in the Series

The Cooper Kids Adventures (8 books)
  • The Door in the Dragon's Throat (The Cooper Kids Adventures, #1)
  • Escape from the Island of Aquarius (The Cooper Kids Adventures, #2)
  • The Tombs of Anak (The Cooper Kids Adventures, #3)
  • Trapped at the Bottom of the Sea (The Cooper Kids Adventures, #4)
  • The Secret of the Desert Stone (The Cooper Kids Adventures, #5)
  • The Deadly Curse of Toco-Rey (The Cooper Kids Adventures, #6)
  • The Legend of Annie Murphy (The Cooper Kids Adventures, #7)
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