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Archer's Quest by Linda Sue Park
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Jun 05, 09

bookshelves: audio, fantasy, hoosier-book-award, intermediate
Read in June, 2009

A Korean king from 55 B.C. just appears in Kevin’s bedroom while he’s working on his history homework. Since "Archie" is from ancient Korea, he doesn’t know anything about the modern world. He is amazed by electricity, cars, and the telephone. Kevin needs to figure out a way to get Archie back to his own time—before his parents come home from work and wonder why this strange man is in their house.

There were a few humorous moments in this book; students will especially laugh at Archie's reactions to modern conveniences. Beyond that, however, the story is quite slow. Lots of talking and thinking; very little action.

I listened to this on an audio book. Narrator Feodor Chin made the dragging story a little more interesting. He gave Archie the ancient dignity a king deserves, and he gave Kevin a nicely contrasting modern voice. Chin's narration lent some interest to an otherwise largely uninteresting story.

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Theresa Milstein I'm listening to the audiobook, and I agree about the narrator.

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