Rebels of the Kasbah by Joe O’Neill

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:

Rebels 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!

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!

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