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The Library of Secrets: The Giant Mistake

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Twelve year old Sophia and her younger brother Mark find a mysterious book at the local library and take it home. At first, it seems like just an ancient collection of stories, but the children soon discover that it is a portal to another world, Almation – and before they know it, they are trapped in it. To get back home, Sophia and Mark will have to solve many puzzles, fa ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 4th 2019 by Planet Zoe
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Whispering Stories
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Siblings Sophia and Mark are home alone for a few hours. Their parents have left town on a business trip and their babysitter isn’t due for a few hours. Coming up with ideas to pass the time they head to the library where they find an old discarded book that looks interesting.

Upon opening the book the two of them are sucked inside the pages to a strange land called Almation where the time moves faster than on Earth. To get back home again the siblings mu
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Srebrenka
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When their parents go away for the weekend, the ten-year-old Mark Clark and his older sister Sophia find themselves having an unexpected and colourful adventure.

Sophia discovers Almation: The Book of Secrets among discarded books in their local library. Neither she nor her brother expect to end up inside the book, solving riddles and meeting a host of fantastic creatures. The world they enter is an entire palette of wonder, but their time inside is limited to six hours. With the clock ticking, t
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Grady
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The wondrous colors of fantasy

Croatian author Zoe Penn appears to be making her US publishing debut, aided by superb illustrator Zelko Pahek, with this impressive children’s novel intended for ages 8 – 12. Zoe lives in Zagreb.

Written with a solid flair for fantasy, THE LIBRARY OF SECRETS introduces Sophia Clark (age twelve, the lead character) and her younger brother Mark and we learn that Sophia is absorbed in her science project on light and color. The children’s parents are off on a trip and
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Alkisti
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
To be honest, this book left me with mixed feelings. Even though the story in itself was not particularly unique (two siblings find themselves in a fictional, magical land from where they have to escape in a limited time by solving puzzles and riddles while confronting monsters and meeting strange animal friends), it had its good parts and was all in all, possibly more well written than a lot of other middle-grade stories that are out there. However, even for middle-grade standards, the story st ...more
Zoe Penn
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Well, I finished it and it's published now. I like it! :)
Arnold Smyth
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AAAAAAAWWWWWWWSSSSSSSOOOOOOOMMMMMMMEEEEEEE!

ANYBODY WHO LIKES FANTASY, MYSTERY, ACTION, ADVENTURE, AND COMEDY ALL PACKED INTO 1 WILL 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 PERCENT LIKE THIS BOOK !
Aimee Ann
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Library of Secrets is one of the most well written and well-developed stories I have ever come across, and I genuinely mean this. It is the sad truth that many children books are not written to a high standard, and I understand why some authors may write their children’s book this way because after all, children mostly want a fast-paced story, however, this is not always the best option. The child will most likely enjoy the story however they won’t remember it. Personally, as a mother I look ...more
Tony Parsons
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mrs. Clark (wife/mother) called Mr. Clark (husband/father), Sophia Clark (12, daughter/sister), & Mark Clark (10, son/brother) for breakfast.
Mrs. Midbow (elderly neighbor) will be staying all night to babysit.
Dad/mom have a business meeting to attend to
Sophia, & Mark found a mysterious book Almation: The Book of Secrets at the public library.
The pages began to turn by themselves, faster/faster.
They then spun into a purple whirlpool that filled the entire living room.
Their colors were orange, p
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I am a student, reader, writer, coder, gamer and logic puzzles solver. I love solving all kinds riddles, puzzles and cryptographic codes, and writing about them for children. "The Library of Secrets: The Giant Mistake" is my first book. I also love building worlds, in my imagination and virtual ones. I probably spend too much time on my gaming computer, building and navigating my own worlds, writi ...more

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