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5.0 out of 5 stars
Every adventure's dream!, 1 Feb 2009
My 8 year old son loves this book! There is a famous five mystery to solve throughout the text, and there are great sections on everything from solving cypher codes to first aid, and escaping from quick sand to how to conduct an effective interview. We are all learning useful facts that have real life significance as well as having great fun actively solving the clues rather than just reading a story. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.