Are YOU ready to discover what adventures lie hidden in the Amazon rainforest?
“Where’s Eli Moore? will bring out the adventurer in readers young and old!”
My name is Eli Moore and I can’t wait for you to discover what I’ve found on my adventures with my dad and my dog Kara. Come with us as we hike through the rainforest, search for rare animals, and even ride down the Amazon River. Keep an eye out for my field journal sketches. They include all of the animals we found on our adventure. But, be warned! There is more to the forest than meets the eye. And one legend of the Amazon rainforest becomes the subject of my final sketch. This is my first expedition, but after these stories and sightings, it will surely not be my last! Come along and join me on this exciting adventure!
Discovering the Legend of the Amazon is the first book in the Where’s Eli Moore? series. If you enjoy mystery and adventure like the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Magic Tree House, or National Treasure, you’ll love author Anna Hagele’s exciting middle-grade series. The stories are modern-day fictional mysteries with twists of real locations and rare animals. These fast-paced books are popular with both boys and girls ages 7-12, appealing to even reluctant readers!
Where’s Eli Moore? – Adventures with an educational twist
Book 1 – Discovering the Legend of the Amazon
Book 2 – Exploring the Mystery of Carlsbad Caverns
Book 3 – Lost in the Wilderness of Japan
A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
What a great story for children, as father Peter and son Eli with their dog Kara, travel to the Amazon in Peru, to find a dragon, the dwarf dragon.
Going by plane and boat and finally arriving there, Eli was very excited. He was expecting a lot, but was not prepared for the thick and humid air and the bussing of the insects around them. He even things that the amazon river is a brown animal itself, flowing through the jungle.
Coming finally to the outpost and seeing already a huge morpho butterfly, after an hours walk through the jungle, they arrive there and finding some friends of his dad there.
Next morning they go on another hike, to go deeper into the jungle to find what they were looking for. They came across a agouti that looks like a mouse without an tail. And they find it, the dwarf dragon. Peter is doing all the filming and Eli is writing all down and made drawings of the animals.
And then, after seeing an peccary, a wild pig, Eli really get scared. But, you have to find out what that might be.
A wonderful book for children, with the great drawings of the different animals.
Well done, Anna.
- 2 full disclosures:
I received this book either at a discount or for free for my honest opinion.
I have a 10 year old child with outstanding reading abilities. He reads an AR tested 190 words per minute, with an 11th grade comprehension. He reads these types of books and gives me his opinion. I in turn write a review. So you are getting a parent’s perspective on a child’s opinion of a book.
Thomas really enjoyed this story. He described it as a mystery-adventure story. He said it was easy to follow, and he is interested in following the series. We are hopeful the author will write more in this series.
He says this book compares to Treasure Hunters by James Patterson.
This is not a thick book. It is a fairly quick read. Thomas completed it in about an hour. He has read the entire Harry Potter series (over this past summer), and he likes longer books that take a few days to read. He also enjoys these shorter books. He likes to get a full story in between homework and bedtime.
I think it is important for my children to read. I like them to read a variety of things, and to learn to love reading. I like them to get exercise reading these shorter books, so when they need to read a chapter in Social Studies, they are strong enough to do that as well.
It is very important for me to be 100% honest in the way I live my life. I have only posted honest reviews. If I happen to not like a product, I would simply send it back with my thoughts. So my ratings have been somewhat high for that reason. But I do not necessarily like every product, I just don’t keep the bad ones, so I do not review them either.
I also want to be honest in how I share on Amazon going forward. I know not everyone on Amazon is honest. I also know that makes the playing field uneven. But I don’t care about winning at all costs. I value integrity. I value peace and joy.
Have you ever wanted to explore the Amazon rainforest? Now is your chance to do so in the comfort of your own home! Anna Hagele has written an exciting adventure book that puts the reader right there–in the rainforest. Where’s Eli Moore? is a well written chapter book for 7-11 year olds, but has appeal for all ages. Ten year old Eli Moore describes his experiences on his trip to the Amazon with his dad and their dog, Kara.
His realistic descriptions use all the senses–sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. He tells about interesting Amazon animals, an old legend, and how he feels about them. Eli is a good role model. He is curious, brave some of the time, attentive to his father, and respectful of animals and plant life. He keeps a field journal, in which he makes beautiful drawings.
The story flows well, and is easy to read. It is good as a read-aloud, as well as a good read for reluctant readers. The book could be the perfect introduction to a rainforest unit taught in school. The ending leaves the reader hanging, but could be used for lively discussion and/or a story starter.
I highly recommend this book for children to read, and parents to read aloud to their children. For teachers, it is a wonderful resource for teaching science, social studies, art, writing and reading–for truly integrated learning.
I can hardly wait to see where Eli goes next!