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   A wonderful learning adventure!

Title: Adventures of Riley--Amazon River Rescue

Author: Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz

Illustrations by: Sarah McIntyre

Publisher: Eaglemont Press; 1st edition (September 2004)

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Reading level: Ages 4-8

ISBN: 0966225791

Hardcover: 36 pp



Rating: Highly Recommended


August 30, 2004


Nine-year-old Riley travels to Brazil to visit his uncle Max, aunt Martha, and cousin Alice. While sightseeing Riley and Alice spot some unfamiliar animals called Capybara’s. They follow them. Without realizing the children have strayed too far from camp. In their quest to find home Riley and Alice encounter the many wonders of the Amazon.


This is a delightful book that children as well as adults will enjoy. Teachers and librarians everywhere can also use the Adventures of Riley -- Amazon River Rescue, as a great learning tool!


The book contains a glossary, hidden compass and a passport to Riley’s world. A portion of the proceeds will also go to help save animals.


  Reviewed by Betsie