Rebels of the Kasbah by Joe O’Neill

27 Jan


WOO! Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day and I have been reviewing multicultural books this past week. To see my official Multicultural Children’s Book Day blog post, click HERE. I reviewed two awesome books:


“The Adventures of Odysseus” – click HERE to read my review of it!

"Little Leap Forward" - click HERE to read about it!

“Little Leap Forward” – click HERE to read my review of it!

Check out all the great things going on for Multicultural Children’s Book Day by heading over to the site – CLICK HERE. PLUS, There are give aways! Including Barefoot books giving away 10 books!

Last week, all week long I actually highlighted some really interesting multicultural books like –


“Jordan and the Dreadful Golem” – click HERE to read my review of it!


“Josephine” – click HERE to read my review of it!


“The Year of the Horse” – click HERE to read my review of it!

And, here is a great Multicultural Children’s Book Day book too!

rebelsRebels of the Kasbah Book 1 of the Red Hand Adventures

By Joe O’Neill

274 pages – ages 9+

Published by Black Ship Publishing on April 1, 2012

Tariq is a 13-year-old boy who was kidnapped from his orphanage in Tangier, Morocco, 1912. He was sold into slavery to a cruel noble, who forced them to race camels for him. Tariq makes 3 friends, a 13-year-old boy and girl, and an 11-year-old boy, all slaves. The life is terrible and the noble a tyrant. The kids hate living there, but they don’t have a chance of escape. That is, until a young woman who knows martial arts steps in to help with a plan!

This is an awesome story! I love the action, excitement, and the all-around adventure! Tariq is a good kid, who you come to care for. He and his friends go through a lot. I like how the story does flashbacks to what happens before the actual story, so you know more about the characters. I love the setting, Morocco. It was cool to learn a bit about that part of the world. Mr. O’Neill writes a captivating story that kept me on the edge of my seat! I couldn’t put down! The characters are believable and each have a unique personality. I can’t wait to read book 2 – “Wrath of the Caid”!

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

To learn more about the Red Hand Adventures, please visit the official website HERE.

Now hurry over to the Multicultural Children’s Book Day celebration at Mia Wenjen’s Pragmatic Mom blog to win some books! Click HERE!

18 Responses to “Rebels of the Kasbah by Joe O’Neill”

  1. julie rowan zoch January 27, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Nice choices today!


  2. Patricia Tilton January 27, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    Rebles of the Kabash souns like a very exciting book. Didn’t know this kind of thing happened. I know very little about the culture of Morocco.

    Had a very hard time downloading my link, couldn’t access a thumb nail picture, so I ended up as a Linky picture.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 27, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

      Well, this was 1912, Morocco, to be exact, so things were different. It’s a great book! 😀


  3. Catherine Johnson January 27, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Yeah martial arts saves the day! Sounds fab Erik.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

      Martial arts – Miss Piggy style! HI-YAH! 😉 It’s a great book Ms. Johnson! 😀


  4. stanleyandkatrina January 27, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    You find the most amazing books, Erik! Thanks for sharing!


  5. ontheplumtree January 27, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    Great review..Erik. So interesting as in all these books is a voyage to another place where the imagination may run free.


  6. readingwithrhythm January 27, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    You’ve had some fine reviews for this Multicultural event. This Kasbah book sounds like a fun adventure! Thanks!


  7. Darlene January 28, 2014 at 1:34 am #

    Perfect choice for Multicultural Children’s Book Day and you know I love books from that part of the world! This one sounds very intriguing.


  8. PragmaticMom January 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

    Thank you for joining us Erik and for your wonderful book reviews!!


  9. Myra GB March 18, 2014 at 4:45 am #

    Little Leap Forward looks great! Will look for that one. 🙂



  1. Wrath of the Caid: Book 2 in the Red Hand Adventures by Joe O’Neill | This Kid Reviews Books - May 7, 2014

    […] the Red Hand Adventure series. I really enjoyed the first book, Rebels of the Kasbah (see my review HERE) and even though there is a lot going on plot-wise in Wrath of the Caid, Mr. O’Neill […]


  2. Review! Legends of the Rif by Joe O’Neill | This Kid Reviews Books - March 8, 2015

    […] THis is the third book in the Red Hand Adventure series (check out my reviews of the other books HERE and HERE). I’ve always enjoyed this series because of the characters and setting but the […]


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