Authors: Art Collins
Tags: #JUV001000 Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
The Adventures of Archibald and Jockabeb chronicle two young brothers as they grow up experiencing one fantastic adventure after another—oftentimes dangerous and always exciting. The Archibald and Jockabeb series also showcases the classic struggle between the forces of good and evil.
When the boys’ first great adventure begins to unfold, they are twelve and eleven years old. Over the ensuing years, they learn much from their incredible encounters with a host of truly memorable characters—some good, some very bad; some human, some anything but; some from this world, and some otherworldly beyond belief.
The stories are set in the latter part of the 20th century—a simpler time before cell phones, the Internet, and social media became part of everyday life.
The series begins with the boys finding a secret cave hidden deep within a mysterious forest close to home. There they rescue an enchanted Native American brave, who in return gives them a magical blue feather and teaches them the mystical words to use along with it. Although it will not be the last blue feather they will receive, the encounter sets off a chain of events that alter the young brothers’ lives in ways they could have never imagined.
Over the years, the boys find adventure in a variety of truly amazing locations that span the globe. From the mysterious forest behind their home, they travel to a secluded summer camp high in the Rocky Mountains, and then to a remote part of the Amazon Rainforest. As one incredible adventure follows another, they begin to question whether it is only the magic blue feather and mystical words that allow them to endure hardship and ultimately prevail, or something else.
After the brothers have turned fourteen and thirteen, they find themselves abandoned in the sweltering Sonoran Desert, coming face to face with the occult in the Caribbean, running for their lives in New York City, being stranded high above the Arctic Circle, and finally traveling to the exotic city of Hong Kong where they are swept up in an ancient Chinese legend. In the last volume of the nine-book series, Archibald and Jockabeb set out for a dangerous and remote part of the Australian
Outback. Now approaching young adulthood at seventeen and sixteen years of age, two facts are abundantly clear—the last of the magic blue feather power has been totally expended, and their string of astonishing adventures is far from over!
WHAT THE READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT . . .
The Adventures of . . .
ARCHIBALD & JOCKABEB
“One of a Kind!”
This is the best book EVER!!!!!! Dragons, Indians, horses, evil crows, there is nothing like it! I loved it, can’t wait for more adventures to come.
“A majestic tale—
The Indian in the Cupboard
Loved reading this book. I quickly got hooked, dug in, and engaged with the characters. A wonderful bedtime story!
“Rich in Vocabulary!”
Best book ever! This book is rich in vocabulary. It has plenty of detail and super descriptive. I can’t wait to read other Archibald and Jockabeb books!
“Best of the Best!”
In the Forest
is an outstanding book! It is filled with interesting words to increase your vocabulary and make a clear image in your head. The characters are great and help make the wonderful story come together.
“Terrific series of action books!”
This is the first of a series of boys’ adventure books that are absolutely terrific. Art Collins uses bold imagination, memorable characters and enough twists, turns and suspense to keep kids turning the pages from the start to the finish.
“Fun book for older kids and younger teenagers!”
Several of my daughters’ friends (girls and boys ages 10 through 12) have read this book, as well as the next one. They liked the storylines,
and the crazy fixes the two brothers get themselves into. They also liked the human and non-human characters and the drawings interspersed throughout the books.
My son who is 10 finished this book this morning and said he wants the next two for Christmas. He said the story was neat and the pictures were cool. I guess that means he really likes it. Thanks to the author and illustrator.
I bought this book for my nephew and niece, ages 13 and 9, and they loved it. I’m going to buy the next two books and hope the rest of the series come out soon. My nephew likes Harry Potter and my niece likes Nancy Drew.