Max's Undercover Adventure

Shadows from the Past (book 12)

Children - Adventure
55 Pages
Reviewed on 07/19/2017
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Author Biography

A graduate of Exeter University in the UK in the early 1980s, I spent twenty years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, before a change of career led me to writing children's fiction for Middle Grade readers. Currently residing in Abu Dhabi in the UAE, I live with my husband and our beautiful Tonkinese cat.

Shadows from the Past is a series of time-travel adventures, featuring three children and a rather unique feline companion. In addition to the full-length books, there are also some short stories – Max's Adventures - all of which are spin-offs from the series, featuring Max the cat on special solo missions. Shadows from the Past is far from complete. Still only halfway through the series, my young time-travellers have many more adventures to come. As I take my readers on a magical mystery tour through the past, I’m hoping that my love of history, myth and legend will rub off on them too.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

Max has been snatched from Jemima again! Who is it this time? Why now? Max's Undercover Adventure by Wendy Leighton-Porter is an brilliant children's adventure short story. Max wakes to find himself being thrown into a van with another talking Tonkinese cat, Clio. Max is dismayed to discover that he is in for another long adventure. This time, he and several other animals have been driven to an undisclosed location. What do they want? When Max demands to be taken home, he is denied. He is informed that he is needed. The Guardians of Time have requested his presence. What do they want with him now?

Max's Undercover Adventure by Wendy Leighton-Porter is the delightful fourth book in the Max's Adventures short story series and the perfect companion to read before picking up The Shadow of The Tudor Rose from the Shadows From The Past Series! I love how Max's Adventures coincide with the Shadows From The Past series. The short stories are just short enough to encourage children to want to read more, without overwhelming them. I believe that this series (and book!) are an excellent way to boost a child's desire to read while giving them the confidence and curiosity to pick up the longer Shadows From The Past books. Wendy Leighton-Porter has created such exciting adventures full of educational value; parents will be thrilled that their children are learning and children will be begging for more adventures to get lost inside! I would recommend this book for children ages seven to eleven.