Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware (A Pals in Peril Tale) (Paperback)
Beach Lane Books, 9781442408388, 448pp.
Publication Date: September 21, 2010
In this third weird and wacky installment of National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash and his friends must unravel a terrible mystery.
It is a land of wonders. It is a land of mystery. It is a land that time forgot (or chose specifically not to remember). Cut off from the civilized world for untold years by prohibitive interstate tolls at the New Jersey border, this land is called: Delaware. It is into the mist-shrouded heart of this forbidden mountainous realm that our plucky and intrepid heroes, Jasper Dash: Boy Technonaut, and his friends Lily Gefelty and Katie Mulligan, must journey to solve yet another a mystery. Come along on a tale of grand adventure that includes in its pages: Lost cities! Tentacles! Monks! Dinosaurs! Cheap suits! Eye Doctors! And, of course, the fabled Curse of the Jaguar!
About the Author
Kurt Cyrus has illustrated numerous acclaimed picture books celebrating the natural world, including What in the World?: Numbers in Nature by Nancy Raines Day; Mammoths on the Move by Lisa Wheeler; and his own Tadpole Rex and The Voyage of Turtle Rex. Kurt lives with his wife in McMinnville, Oregon. Visit him at KurtCyrus.com.
Praise For Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware (A Pals in Peril Tale)…
*"The invention never flags."--Booklist, starred review.
"Metafiction at its most weirdly satisfying...Extremely funny, it's for adults, who will get at least half the references, and for children, who will get the other half. Cyrus's illustrations are integral and pretty darn amusing too."--Kirkus Reviews
"Anderson never takes his tongue out of his cheek in this uproariously entertaining combination of Indiana Jones, the Stratemeyer syndicate, and MADtv...Sly jabs at the overused tropes and cliched conventions of the action genre will surely be appreciated by the more sophisticated reader, and there is enoguh slapstick humor here to go around for those with less ironic tastes; any youngster looking for a laugh and an adventure will not be disappointed."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books