Addison Cooke

Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas

Publisher: Puffin Books
This funny, action-filled series is perfect for adventure-loving fans of Indiana Jones and James Patterson's Treasure Hunters!

Twelve-year-old Addison Cooke just wishes something exciting would happen to him. His aunt and uncle, both world-famous researchers, travel to the ends of the earth searching for hidden treasure, dodging dangerous robbers along the way, while Addison is stuck in school all day. Luckily for Addison, adventure has a way of finding the Cookes. After his uncle unearths the first ancient Incan clue needed to find a vast trove of lost treasure, he is kidnapped by members of a shadowy organization intent on stealing the riches. Addison’s uncle is the bandits’ key to deciphering the ancient clues and looting the treasure . . . unless Addison and his friends can outsmart the kidnappers and crack the code first!

Full of laugh-out-loud moments, danger, excitement, and nonstop action, Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas is sure to strike gold with kid readers.

"What to give the kid who's read all the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books? Try Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas." —Parents Magazine 

"An exciting Indiana Jones-style tale of a seventh-grade boy trying to save his kidnapped aunt and uncle—museum curators who are linked to an ancient key that unlocks riches.” Good Housekeeping

"An exciting, adventurous new read…the first book in a new series that promises laugh-out-loud moments and nonstop action." Boys’ Life
 

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Chapter One: Fear of Heights

Addison Cooke sat cross-legged in the school library, engrossed in an Incan history book. Under the spell of a decent read, Addison could forget meals, forget sleep, and even forget to go to class. He could forget to go to school or, once at school, forget to go home. This...
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Praise for Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas:

"What to give the kid who's read all the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books? Try Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas. Pitched as "Goonies meets Indiana Jones,’ this fast-paced adventure will enthrall middle-grade readers and leave them wanting more. Perfect for curling up with on a cozy winter's day!" —Parents Magazine
 
"An exciting Indiana Jones-style tale of a seventh-grade boy trying to save his kidnapped aunt and uncle—museum curators who are linked to an ancient key that unlocks riches." —Good Housekeeping
 
"An exciting, adventurous new read…the first book in a new series that promises laugh-out-loud moments and nonstop action." —Boys’ Life

"This action-packed story is difficult to put down. Filled with exotic locations, facts about Incan civilization, and the conquest of Pizarro, young readers will learn some history in an exciting way, while traveling on this larger-than-life adventure." —San Francisco Book Review 

"Combines the derring-do of Indiana Jones with a genuine archaeological mystery…This lively debut promises more seat-of-the-pants thrills for readers who love adventure." —Booklist

"Cinematic pacing and action drive the story, but it’s Addison and his friends who will keep readers engaged. Humor is never in short supply, even when the group narrowly escapes danger, and Addison’s endless optimism and irrepressible confidence in his own abilities are endearing." —School Library Journal

"Featuring a combination of history, settings, and adventure-fueled action, this cinematic novel should leave many readers awaiting Addison and company’s next escapade." —Publishers Weekly 

“This story moves at a fast pace, is full of adventure, and contains light humor when the characters are faced with great odds.” —School Library Connection