The Secret of the Portals The Adventures of Bruten & Tommy By: Brant Waldeck
This is the story of two best friends, Tommy Staunton and Bruten Stone. The boys make the perfect team in complementing each other’s abilities, brawns and brains. One day, Tommy and Bruten came across a secret portal to another dimension. Excited about this other world, they rush to Tommy’s Uncle Ron who had explored many countries throughout his lifetime. Uncle Ron tells them about all of the secret portals in the woods and introduces him to his friend, Branford, a talking squirrel. Branford, Tommy and Bruten set out to explore all of the other portals. What they found exceeds any of their expectations, but it also puts them in grave danger. But is the real danger at home in their world?
Waldeck has written an exciting book for children and young teens. Waldeck subtly throws in geology and science lessons that will coincide with fifth grade subjects. The battle between doing the right thing while someone else is being greedy is a classic tale, but this story has a modern twist. This book is written for a younger, pre-teen audience. I recommend this book for young readers and anyone else who is looking for a fun adventure.
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