Item description for The Eye Pocket: The Fantastic Society of Peculiar Adventurers by E. J. Crow...
Full of smart humor, magic, and real science, this adventure celebrates ingenuity, courage, and a strong father--son relationship. Bobby Humblebeach, son of an unemployed adventurer, thinks he lives in one of America's most boring towns. But when Bobby and two of his friends stumble across an Eye Pocket---an area of land caught between the past, present, and future---they discover hidden adventure in their own hometown. Abandoning his couch, Mr. Humblebeach outfits them all with the latest gear for exploring the world they've found. But when he excavates a mysterious gold chest, the explorers' mission into the unknown goes awry. This witty and action-packed story inspires young dreamers to look for the excitement beneath the surface.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date May 28, 2006
Publisher DNA Press
ISBN 193325517X ISBN13 9781933255170
Reviews - What do customers think about The Eye Pocket: The Fantastic Society of Peculiar Adventurers?
Great book for Kids, fun for adults too. Jan 11, 2007
WALTER: Hi, I'm writing this review with my 6-year old son Alden. ALDEN: I'm writing this review with my 45-year old dad. WALTER: We read this book together, taking turns reading a page (Alden's a very good reader for a 6-year old). As a scientific-type guy, I found The Eye Pocket to be a really fun story. I'm looking forward to reading more of Crow's books as he comes out with them. What did you like about the book, Alden? ALDEN: I like the part where Mr Humblebeach walked in the mud in his slippers and robe because he forgot to put on his skinsuit. WALTER: I want one of those skinsuits. ALDEN: I want some High-V goggles. WALTER: What else did you like? ALDEN: The secret passageway with the green eye thing. WALTER: Yeah, that whole book rocked. ALDEN: Totally. WALTER: I would recommend this book for any kid old enough to read it, and for any adults who secretly enjoy stuff like Harry Potter and Nintendo games. ALDEN: You guys on this site should read this book. I LOVED it! WALTER: OK, it's 8:33, that's 3 minutes past bedtime. Let's go, dude. ALDEN: OK. Goodnight. WALTER: Goodnight.
Courtesy of Teens Read Too Dec 2, 2006
Bobby Humblebeech's dad used to be a member of the Fantastic Society of Peculiar Adventurers. He used to go to exciting places and do and see interesting things. Then the society kicked him out. Now he just sits on the couch and watches TV. Bobby just wants to go out and have fun.
When Bobby runs into Dirk and Sam Straw, he might be in for more "fun" than he's ready for. The Straw's show him magical places that might not really exists. They only leave when they get scared away by an unidentified giant monster with tusks. The three run home to try and convince Mr. Humblebeech of what they've seen.
When Mr. Humblebeech is finally convinced, he gets so excited he actually leaves the couch! When he goes to the garage and actually lets the kids use his equipment, and wants to go see for himself, Bobby, Dirk and Sam know they're in for a real adventure.
This book is perfect for kids who grew up watching The Best of the Power Rangers - The Ultimate Rangers and similar shows. There are tons of high-tech gadgets and impressive pieces of equipment. Plus enough adventure, ghosts, and monsters to satisfy the most uninterested of children.
Reviewed by: Carrie Spellman
A riveting tale filled with magic, technology, and a splash of mystery! Dec 1, 2006
Nine-year-old Bobby Humblebeach feels that he lives in the most boring town in America. The fact that he is the son of an unemployed adventurer, Bobby feels that his current living situation is an injustice. After all, an adventurer's son should live somewhere...adventurous! But when Bobby, along with two of his friends - Sam and Dirk - stumble upon a piece of land smack dab in the middle of the past, present, and future, known only as the Eye Pocket, he feels as if he has struck gold. Suddenly, his town doesn't seem as boring as it originally did. Now, leaving his couch, and remote control behind, Mr. Humblebeach decks himself, Bobby, Sam, and Dirk out in the finest gear for a pack of explorer's, and heads out to investigate the world they've just found. However, it is soon obvious that the mission has hit turmoil, when the four explorers dig up a mysterious gold chest, only to learn that they've disturbed its crooked owners.
I will admit that I had reservations when I first received this book, but I could not be more happy with the outcome. E.J. Crow is a new force to be reckoned with in the world of children's writers. His characters are fresh and exciting; his plot original and fast-paced; and his story absolutely spell-binding. Readers will be able to relate easily to Bobby's complaints about living in the most boring town in America; and find themselves searching for an Eye Pocket of their own. THE FANTASTIC SOCIETY OF PECULIAR ADVENTURES is an idea of a lifetime that will appeal to readers and their parents, and leave everyone grappling to become a member. A riveting tale filled with magic, technology, and a splash of mystery!
A Great Read to the Kids book Sep 13, 2006
I read this book to my nine and seven year old and they loved it. At times they were drawn in by the suspense and at other times they laughed out loud at the comic relief. Best of all, they anxiously awaited bed time until I had read the whole book and always begged me to keep reading. FYI my nine year old is an extremely bright straight A 4th grader and my son is in first grade (creative type)-- not sure which one enjoyed it the most. Anyway, I think their reaction says it all, and I enjoyed the book too!
Better Than The Magic Treehouse Books!!! Sep 8, 2006
As a parent of young children, I have read many of the Magic Treehouse books, and E.J. Crow's The Eye Pocket puts those stories to shame. Crow's characters are more interesting and the premise is wonderfully original. Like J.K. Rowling, Crow has created an alternate universe that entertains both children and adults. My kids and I hope that Crow follows up The Fantastic Society of Peculiar Adventurers with another story soon.