Item description for Cooper Kids Adventure Series Boxed Set (Books 1-4) by Frank E. Peretti...
Frank E. Peretti's popular fiction series for young adults in now available in a boxed set. This collection of four novels has been redesigned for today's young readers.
Poisonous snakes and angry terrorists. Close calls and nerve-wracking rescues. Earthquakes. Traps. Plane crashes. Typical teen years, right? Jay and Lila Cooper are teenagers who travel all over the world with their archaeologist dad. Their adventures take them to some remote corners of the earth, where they encounter mysterious characters and dark secrets. They must find ways to uncover the truth - no matter how dangerous the search. By trusting in God to keep them safe in the most perilous situations, Jay and Lila have some amazing adventures.
Now a new generation of readers can immerse themselves in the exciting world of the Cooper kids with this boxed set. All four books have been redesigned, giving the series a fresh new look.
Set Includes: The Door In The Dragon's Throat Escape From The Island Of Aquarius The Tombs Of Anak Trapped At The Bottom Of The Sea
Publishers Description Paperback editions of the four books in Peretti's Cooper Kids Adventure series are contained in this boxed gift set. Includes The Door in the Dragon's Throat, Escape from the Island of Aquarius, The Tombs of Anak, and Trapped at the Bottom of the Sea.
Poisonous snakes and angry terrorists. Close calls and nerve-wracking rescues. Earthquakes. Traps. Plane crashes. Typical teen years, right? Jay and Lila Cooper are teenagers who travel all over the world with their archaeologist dad. Their adventures take them to some remote corners of the earth, where they encounter mysterious characters and dark secrets. They must find ways to uncover the truth--no matter how dangerous the search. By trusting in God to keep them safe in the most perilous situations, Jay and Lila have some amazing adventures. Now a new generation of readers can immerse themselves in the exciting world of the Cooper kids with this boxed set. All four books have been redesigned, giving the series a fresh new look.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.82" Width: 5.8" Height: 1.69" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Binding Boxed Sets
Release Date Feb 1, 2005
Publisher Crossway Books/Good News
Series Cooper Kids Adventure
ISBN 1581346913 ISBN13 9781581346916
Availability 0 units.
More About Frank E. Peretti
With more than 15 million novels in print, Frank Peretti is nothing short of a publishing phenomenon and has been called “America’s hottest Christian novelist.” The Oath (Word Publishing 1995), sold more than half a million copies within the first six months of release. The Visitation (Word Publishing 1999), was #1 on the CBA Fiction Bestseller list for four months. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1951, Frank is a natural storyteller who, as a youngster in Seattle, regularly gathered the neighborhood children for animated storytelling sessions, drew comics, and tapped out stories on his mother’s portable typewriter.
His journey toward becoming a writer had its side trips. After graduating from high school, he began playing banjo with a local bluegrass group, then worked as a musician and odd-job man for a small recording studio.
Shortly after he and his wife Barbara were married in 1972, Frank toured with a pop band and then a modest Christian music ministry. He later studied English, screen writing and film at UCLA before spending five years helping his father pastor a small Assembly of God church in the Seattle area. During those five years he labored at night, on weekends, any chance he got, to write his first novel, This Present Darkness, the book that would catapult him into the public eye – eventually. Numerous publishers rejected the novel and Frank gave up his pastoring position to work in construction and odd jobs to make ends meet. Even after Crossway Books published This Present Darkness in 1986, the novel sat on store shelves largely unnoticed.
Two years later, Frank was working at a local ski factory when word-of- mouth enthusiasm finally lifted This Present Darkness onto a tidal wave of interest in spiritual warfare. The book appeared on Bookstore Journal’s bestseller list every month for more than eight years. His two spiritual warfare novels, This Present Darkness (1986) and Piercing the Darkness (1989), captivated readers, together selling more than 3.5 million copies. The Oath was awarded the 1996 Gold Medallion Award for best fiction.
For kids, Frank wrote The Cooper Kids Adventure Series (Crossway and Tommy Nelson), which remains a best-selling series for children with sales exceeding 1 million copies. In August 2000, Peretti released the hilarious children’s audiocassette series titled Wild and Wacky Totally True Bible Stories, reprising his role as Mr. Henry, the offbeat substitute Sunday School teacher found in two Visual Bible for Kids videos. In 2000, Frank released his first-ever non-fiction book, The Wounded Spirit, in which he deals with the problem of bullying.
In all, including his current work, Illusion, Frank has written nineteen books of various size for various ages.
Frank and Barbara live a simple life in rural Idaho. He leads worship at their church, Barbara paints in watercolor, and they enjoy being with their close friends.
Reviews - What do customers think about Cooper Kids Adventure Series Boxed Set (Books 1-4)?
Tween Thriller Series keeps the lights on long after "lights out" Dec 8, 2008
The Cooper Kids Adventure series, Volumes 1-4, by Frank E. Peretti, Crossway Books, 2004, Ages 9-12, ISBN: 13:9781581346916, $23.96
Join teenagers, Jay and Lila, and their father, archaeologist Dr. Jake Cooper, in this four volume tween thriller set-- The Cooper Kids. The teen's excavations and travels take them to foreign lands where they uncover ancient legends, expose evil superstitions, rescue a hijacked aircraft, and battle angry terrorists.
The series contains elements of the popular Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mysteries, with edge-of-your-seat reading, in the style of "Indiana Jones." Peretti's skilled plotting, age appropriate characterizations, and true-to-life dialogue spill across the pages to keep children glued to their seats and eager to learn what happens next.
His work is endorsed by Jenkins, author of The Left Behind series, who wrote that Christian authors owed Peretti a debt of gratitude for opening the doors to Christian novelists.
Peretti's ability to weave spiritual warfare and prayer into imaginative story form for adults made me an avid fan of his writing in This Present Darkness. When I discovered The Cooper Kids Adventure Series, with that same quality of skilled writing, I wanted to endorse the series and encourage parents and grandparents to purchase these books for children. A brief synopsis of each book follows:
Book 1--The Door in the Dragon's Throat, by Frank E. Peretti, Crossway Books, 2004, 125 Pages, ISBN: 13:978-1-58134-618-3, $5.99
Book one, The Door in the Dragon's Throat, takes the Cooper family and their three-person team to Nepur, a tiny Middle Eastern nation of great wealth and uninviting deserts. President Al-Dullam rules this land of strange customs and renowned superstitions. As Chief Magistrate and bearer of the Royal Scepter, he hired the Coopers to enter the Dragon's Throat cavern to find and open the legendary, forbidden door hidden in its depths. He had hired many other teams, but they all disappeared. Al-Dullam thought it was because of ridiculous rumors and superstitions. When the president learned the Coopers served a powerful and fearless God, he knew he had found a team that could succeed.
Armed with faith and their knowledge of God, the Coopers plunge down the Dragon's Throat to learn if an incredible treasure lies behind the forbidden door, or does something sinister and dangerous await them.
Book 2--Escape From the Island of Aquarius, by Frank E. Peretti, Crossway Books, 2004, 160 Pages, ISBN-13:978-158134-619-0, $5.99
In book two, Jay, Lila, and Dr. Cooper travel to the South Seas to rescue a sinking South Sea Island. This page-turning, action adventure involves stolen identities, impersonations, a mystery missionary thought long-dead, and earthquakes that threaten to tear the island apart. The Coopers must quickly learn who or what is making the island self-destruct. Or is it really just nature gone wild, as pseudo missionary, Adam Mackenzie claims. With more questions than answers, the race is on to rescue the ill-fated island and its inhabitants before it is doomed. Chapters end with nail-biting tension that will keep the lights on long after tweens are told "lights out."
Book 3--The Tombs of Anak, by Frank E. Peretti, Crossway Books, 2004, 143 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-1-58134-620-6, $5.99
Book three takes the Coopers to the recent excavation site of the ancient Philistine Temple of Dagon, just outside Jerusalem. The crew methodically works the site to discover Dagon's treasures. When an impatient treasure-seeker is lowered into the pit by winch, the rope suddenly breaks and only horrifying screams can be heard from the darkness below. No one knows about Ha-Raphah, the dangerous and greedy, man-eating creature that lurks at the bottom of the dark pit, except for superstitious locals who worship him. Join Jay, Lila and Dr. Cooper in their dangerous search to find out who Ha-Raphah really is and why islanders fear him.
Book 4--Trapped at the Bottom of the Sea, by Frank E. Peretti, Crossway Books, 2004,144 Pages, ISBN-13:978-1-58134-621-3
In book four, Lila Cooper boards a plan to the United States, still angry over a recent disagreement with her father. Shortly after becoming airborne, her fretting is interrupted by an announcement that the airplane has been taken over by hijackers. A sudden brilliant explosion blinds passengers and forces the plane into a steep nosedive that takes the plane and passengers into a mysterious chamber in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Lila tries to contain her feelings of fear and being trapped. She believes her father will mount a rescue operation for her and the planes passengers and prays for the Lord's help. But Lila can't know about the angry terrorists Jay and her father must fight to be first to reach the doomed plane.
Cooper Kids Dec 1, 2008
Bought if for my teenager. She read them all in a few days. Very happy with the selection
Great reading for kids and parents alike! Sep 10, 2007
I bought this book so my 7 year old son could start recreational reading on his own, however much of the vocabulary in it is beyond him at this point, so I started reading it out loud to him, explaining some of the words as we go. The story is very suspenseful, and he loves it! He is hooked on the story line, no surprise with Peretti's writing. I am hoping as the school year continues, he'll be reading the rest of the stories on his own. I think it's a great series for young readers, and the Christian slant in it is very strong and confirms our own personal faith.
Great for the kids Jul 12, 2007
So much reading material bores kids... but NOT THIS. I even enjoyed reading some of it myself as well as my daughter. I recommend this book!
Great Books for Tweens Apr 11, 2007
These books are exciting with very good Christian values brought to the attention of the reader. Great Adventure Books.