Monday, October 5, 2020

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday # MMGM Book Review: Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure by Sherry Ellis

 

After Bubba has a dream in which he is told to go back through the magical vortex in his yard- he knows he and his sister, Squirt, are about to have another adventure. Using the magical shovel that took them to China, they find the opening in their yard and Bubba and Squirt sled through the hole and land in the middle of an archaeological dig. There are priceless artifacts being uncovered in the Mayan ruins. It is a surprise to them that they are there, and luckily they meet a nice girl whose father is an archaeologist working on the site, and she quickly becomes their friend. They find everything that's happening very interesting, but are upset to learn that someone is stealing the treasures being uncovered. Who is it?  Not long after they arrive Bubba enters the woods and encounters the Tate Duende  (a magical creature) by himself. Magic is in the air and strange things start happening.  Is there really such magic? What secrets are hidden in the Mayans ruins? Will Bubba and Squirt ever figure out all the details? Travel back in time with this brother and sister team to discover exactly what happened.  

After reading Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China I was excited to read the sequel Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure by Sherry Ellis. If you enjoyed book one, then you will definitely love book two. Bubba and Squirt are a brother and sister with a relationship that is easy to relate to because sometimes they like each other, and sometimes they drive each other crazy! Of course, when it comes down to it they always have each other's backs. The setting for the book was great, as I have always been curious about what it’s like to be on an archeological dig. It was easy to picture the ruins and what the artifcats looked like. I learned a lot while reading about this mystery, and I hadn’t heard of Tate Duende, but it was fascinating to learn about a new being and it sparked me to do some research! The magic that was sprinkled in was a lot of fun! Extra information is included at the end with some history and recipes. I enjoyed this adventure and look forward to reading more stories about these two adventurers. I recommend this book to anyone age 8 and up. 

Bubba and Squirt’s Big Adventure Website.

Learn more about Sherry Ellis here.

For more about the series and to order either or both books go here.

Have you read Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure? Or have you read another book by Sherry Ellis? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Happy reading!

~L

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18 comments:

  1. Great review of Sherry's book! I read the first one and this is on my reading list.

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  2. I'm excited to read Sherry's new book. The setting sounds so interesting. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. Hi DMS - I haven't read any of Sherry's books - but they all sound such fun for youngsters and I can quite easily see them let their imaginations run wild. Also doing some detective work will set them up to easily answer your riddles! Take care both of you - Hilary

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  4. Thank you for reviewing and featuring Sherry's new book.

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  5. Sounds really good! Have a wonderful week, hugs, Valerie

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  6. I haven't read any of her work but she sounds like a great author! Will have to put her on my list of to be reads.

    betty

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  7. I enjoyed this one too. The length is so appealing to many readers who avoid the usual 300 page MG book these days. Thanks for featuring on MMGM.

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  8. This is a new to me series so thank you for the review. Sounds like some interesting historical settings to explore. Have a lovely week.

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  9. It sounds wonderful. Just the sort of book I loved (and still love) to read. Seeing Sherry's book splashed around the blogsophere has been seriously tempting me and sooner or later I WILL succumb.

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  10. Have read numerous reviews of this book and have them on my list to read! Love the Mayan period -- and time travel! Thanks for sharing today!

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  11. This sounds so good :)

    All the best Jan

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  12. I've seen a lot of people talking about this book, and it sounds fantastic! I didn't realize it had informative back matter—that's always fun! Thanks for the great review!

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  13. Thanks for your thoughts. I liked the book as well. It's a fun book that might capture reluctant readers.

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  14. I haven't read these yet, but they sound really good. When i was young, I wanted to be an archeologist. I think its neat that they added recipes in the back. Thanks for the review.

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