Thursday, October 7, 2010
We Are Not Eaten By Yaks-240 pages
We Are Not Eaten By Yaks by C. Alexander London is about a T.V. obsessed pair of twins who live on the 4th and a half floor of the Explorer's Club on Number Seven East Seventy-Fourth Street. Oliver and Celia Navel are the children of two explorers, and could hardly be more different from them. While their mother is missing on an adventure for a lost library, their father takes the twins on wild explorations, which usually leads to missed shows and bites from strange creatures. This story is a great YA adventure, full of vivid descriptions, angry old men, and a journey across the world.
I liked this story because, while easy enough for younger readers to understand, it captures the attention of older people as well. London paints a bright picture of the world in a new way, including talking yaks, vengeful elderly explorers, and poisonous lizards. It isn't specified as a series, but the ending is left open for a second book, while at the same time closing in a way that doesn't leave readers confused as to what happens next. People of any age will enjoy this book, coming in February 2011.