If you have ever dreamed of discovering a magical world hidden in your own home, then you will be captivated by The Secret of Droon: The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet by Tony Abbott. Eric, Neal, and Julie are working together to clean out Eric’s basement when they realize there is a rainbow staircase in a small hidden room. They are puzzled by the new stairs which seem to lead down into the ground. Bravery in numbers helps this trio to descend the rainbow stairs and enter a world they never could have imagined. There they meet an interesting cast of characters and are needed to help solve a serious problem. Can they help their new friends? Will Eric, Neal and Julie be able to get back home? Read the first book in this series to begin to answer those questions and more.
This is a very fast read and it is perfect for any time that you are looking for a book you can finish in a day or two. The magical elements will appeal to those who like fantasy. I think kids between the ages of 7 and 11 will love this book if they like new worlds, wizards, and mystery. The three main characters have a good friendship and I think it makes the story more interesting that all three of them travel to this exciting world together. I enjoyed this book and will probably read others in the series. I just found out that there are over 30 books in the series! Wow!
Has anyone else read any of The Secret of Droon books? Or another book by Tony Abbott?