The Explorers: The Door in the Alley

Adrienne Kress

Reading Level Grades 4-6

Sebastian lives a quiet predictable life.  Every day he travels across the city to a school for children who are gifted in math and science.  After school, he travels home, has dinner with his brilliant parents, does his homework and goes to bed.  Yes, his life is wonderfully predictable and logical.  Just the way Sebastian likes.  Until a chance trip down an alley leads him to the Explorers' Club.

Evie has been in the orphanage for two years.  It is boring, dull, awful...she hates it.  Even worse are the bland, awkward dinner with the Andersons.  Those evenings take forever.  Until the dinner Evie and the Andersons are attacked by two strange men.  Mrs. Anderson fights like a ninja.  Wounded she gives Evie a letter and pushes her out a secret tunnel.. The letter leads Evie to the Explorers' Club.

Two very different children both led to one place, a place that will plunge them into thrilling adventure and great danger.

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