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Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark

by Ridley Pearson
Illustrator Tristan Elwell

Disney-Hyperion | September 1, 2009 | Trade Paperback

Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
Featuring a new paperback cover to match hardcover of Kingdom Keepers II: In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park "guides" find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls. Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI--which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging--Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park. The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming? Finn's confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger. Led by the scheming witch, Maleficent, a mysterious group of characters called the Overtakers is plotting to destroy Disney's beloved realm, and maybe more. This gripping high-tech tale will thrill every kid who has ever dreamed of sneaking into Walt Disney World after hours and wondered what happens at night, when the park is closed.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: September 1, 2009

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1423123115

ISBN - 13: 9781423123118

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ridley Pearson + Disney's magic kingdom= a fantastic novel When I started reading this, I practically couldn't put this down. It was an absolutely amazing the way it drew me in from the moment I started reading it. Althought I haven't read any of his other books, I can easily tell that Ridley Pearson is a fantastic writer. I was stunned by how the story seemed both realistic and imaginative it was. I was also amazed at how much research on the theme park was done and how he tied in that information into the story itself. I can guarantee you that even if you are not a fan of Disney, that if you were tostart reading this you won't want to stop.
Date published: 2010-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can we get a sequel? When, oh when, will this ever be made into a sequel or trilogy? The limits to this type of story are endless! Pearson creates such a wonderful fantasy with lovable characters and an ending that not only satisfies the reader, but leaves you wanting much much more. Following his characters in the book, you really feel what they go through and the panic and desperation they must feel being connected to some holographic machinery that has the possibility to be life threatening.. Great suspense, and a truly wonderful read.
Date published: 2007-11-01

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Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark

Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark

by Ridley Pearson
Illustrator Tristan Elwell

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: September 1, 2009

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1423123115

ISBN - 13: 9781423123118

From the Publisher

Featuring a new paperback cover to match hardcover of Kingdom Keepers II: In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park "guides" find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls. Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI--which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging--Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park. The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming? Finn's confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger. Led by the scheming witch, Maleficent, a mysterious group of characters called the Overtakers is plotting to destroy Disney's beloved realm, and maybe more. This gripping high-tech tale will thrill every kid who has ever dreamed of sneaking into Walt Disney World after hours and wondered what happens at night, when the park is closed.

About the Author


Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than a dozen books, includingDave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far);The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog;Dave Barry's Money Secrets; andBig Trouble. Along with Ridley Pearson, he is the co-author ofPeter and the Starcatchers,Peter and the Shadow Thieves,Peter and the Secret of Rundoon,Escape from the Carnivale,Cave of the Dark Wind, andBlood Tide.



Ridley Pearson, in addition to thePeter and the Starcatchersseries with Dave Barry, is the award-winning author ofThe Kingdom Keepers-Disney After Dark,The Kingdom Keepers-Disney At Dawn, andSteel Trapp. He has also written more than twenty best-selling crime novels, includingKiller ViewandKiller Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.

Appropriate for ages: 10