Welcome to the Animal Kingdom – where mystery and adventure roam free!
Twelve-year-old Acea Bishop was always the nerdy kid who would rather go to the library during recess to read about animals instead of playing basketball like the other boys. Now, after being kidnapped and waking up inside of an ancient kingdom strangely resembling a zoo, Acea is running from those same animals he used to love reading about.
Worse yet? Acea’s not just on a quest to get home – his mom and the dad-he-never-knew are both being held hostage inside by an evil sorcerer with a vendetta. Realizing that his odds of survival and freeing his parents are slim, Acea raises an army of animals to combat the sorcerer and regain control of the kingdom.
Follow Acea as he travels through the exotic zoo habitats in rooms labeled “aquarium,” “safari,” “jungle,” “aviary,” and “terrarium.” Unlock secrets with Acea located deep inside the Animal Kingdom which reveal the kingdom’s mysterious past and hold the key to Acea’s fate.
Acea has secrets. Big ones. He just doesn’t know it yet.
Fans of the Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Fablehaven will enjoy this new and exciting series!
What they’re saying about it:
“Even though it only Shoop’s freshman endeavour Acea and the Animal Kindgom is one of the better novels for young readers I’ve seen. Shoop is already a terrific storyteller, with a wonderfully vivid imagination which will suck readers into the novel for a fun, slightly scary, always exciting, emotional ride.” – Christopher Taylor
“There is plenty of mysteries to uncover that keep the pages turning. Wow – I can’t wait to read this book to my grand-daughter as our first “real” book. Charlotte’s Web will now need to be 2nd :-). I love books that make you feel good about life and this one does just that. I’m actually too busy to take the time to write reviews and its the specialness of this book that motivates me to write this one.” – Michael, Seattle, WA
“I loved every minute of it. It was well written and I feel it was very age appropriate and at the same time audiences of any age can really enjoy it. Good read. Highly recommended.” – Joshua, Salt Lake City, UT