The Eagle's Quill by Sarah L. Thomson
(Secrets of the Seven)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

While the characters are somewhat clichéd and the puzzles are often obvious, the historical commentary will have readers thinking about familiar historical figures in new ways, as when black Theo forces Sam and Marty, both evidently white, to confront Thomas Jefferson as slaveholder as well as statesman.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Middle school geniuses Sam, Martina, and Theo head to Glacier National Park to find the second of seven artifacts--keys that unlock a secret weapon--left by the country's Founding Fathers. The clues lead them to look for Thomas Jefferson's Eagle's Quill at a Montana ranch. But dangerous Gideon Arnold, descendant of the infamous Benedict Arnold, is hot on their trail. He takes their chaperone and the ranch owners hostage until the kids deliver the quill. Can Sam, Martina, and Theo, with the help of rancher girl Abby, find Jefferson's artifact before it's too late? They enter the wilderness to solve riddles and escape traps that protect the quill . . . but if they find it, can they keep it away from Arnold and save everyone?

In this fast-paced adventure full of action and interactive puzzles, the kids and readers must use their wits to save our nation by uncovering its greatest secrets.
 

About Sarah L. Thomson

See more books from this Author
Sarah L. Thomson attended college in Oberlin, Ohio. After graduation, she moved to New York and worked in publishing. She eventually became a senior editor at HarperCollins Children's Books. She became a full-time author shortly after her first book, The Dragon's Son, was published. Her works include Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag; all the Wildlife Conservation Society I Can Read Books, including Amazing Tigers!, winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award; and What Lincoln Said. Dacey is an internationally renowned artist and a Society of Illustrators Gold Medalist. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Visual Communications at Syracuse University. Debra's numerous awards in illustration and design include gold and silver medals from the New York Society of Illustrators. She lives in upstate New York.
 
Published April 4, 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 224 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for The Eagle's Quill
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Above average
on Dec 21 2016

While the characters are somewhat clichéd and the puzzles are often obvious, the historical commentary will have readers thinking about familiar historical figures in new ways, as when black Theo forces Sam and Marty, both evidently white, to confront Thomas Jefferson as slaveholder as well as statesman.

Read Full Review of The Eagle's Quill (Secrets of... | See more reviews from Kirkus
×