Reviews from the Professionals

In this creatively structured, wildly inventive inaugural entry in the Archibald and Jockabeb YA series, Collins introduces two boys with restless spirits who explore a serpentine path of excitement during the 1980s. A secret cave draws the curious boys inside and the adventure begins with creatures big and small, kind and antagonistic. There are universal lessons embedded into this story and much can be learned about friendship and family. Finely embellished with charcoal illustrations, this short book is a potent and addictive introductory volume with great promise.

Absolutely splendid writing on every level and Archibald and Jockabeb just may find their way onto the theater screens. Highly Recommended!

The author, Art Collins, sets up the story and then tosses the readers and the brothers into a crazy world. It was so easy to get caught up in the story and even though I’m an adult, I had a hard time putting this book down. I’ve started reading it to my children at night and they have fallen in love with this book. They can’t wait for the next night to hear what happens next.

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