Max's Undercover Adventure

Shadows from the Past (book 12)

Children - Adventure
76 Pages
Reviewed on 07/19/2017
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Author Biography

I spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, before a change of career led me to writing children's fiction. Originally from the UK, I now live in France with my husband and our beautiful Tonkinese cat.

Shadows from the Past is a series of time-travel adventures, featuring 3 children and a rather special Tonkinese cat - the incomparable Maximus Lancelot to give him his full name. I'm currently working on the eighteenth book, The Shadow of the Slave Ship. The full-length books are also accompanied by some shorter stories, Max's Adventures, all of which see the talking feline hero, Max, undertaking solo missions in the past.

As I take my young readers on a magical mystery tour through the past, I'm hoping that my love of history, myth and legend will rub off on them too.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

Max has been snatched from Jemima again! Who is it this time? Why now? Max's Undercover Adventure by Wendy Leighton-Porter is an brilliant children's adventure short story. Max wakes to find himself being thrown into a van with another talking Tonkinese cat, Clio. Max is dismayed to discover that he is in for another long adventure. This time, he and several other animals have been driven to an undisclosed location. What do they want? When Max demands to be taken home, he is denied. He is informed that he is needed. The Guardians of Time have requested his presence. What do they want with him now?

Max's Undercover Adventure by Wendy Leighton-Porter is the delightful fourth book in the Max's Adventures short story series and the perfect companion to read before picking up The Shadow of The Tudor Rose from the Shadows From The Past Series! I love how Max's Adventures coincide with the Shadows From The Past series. The short stories are just short enough to encourage children to want to read more, without overwhelming them. I believe that this series (and book!) are an excellent way to boost a child's desire to read while giving them the confidence and curiosity to pick up the longer Shadows From The Past books. Wendy Leighton-Porter has created such exciting adventures full of educational value; parents will be thrilled that their children are learning and children will be begging for more adventures to get lost inside! I would recommend this book for children ages seven to eleven.