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"I was caught up in the story and Alexander's journey." -My Reading Table

"This would be a great book to read to younger readers. There are many opportunities for characterization." -Book Worm Lisa

"Alexander meets many creatures on his journey, some good, some not. They assist or hinder as the case may be but Alexander pushes on no matter the issue to be faced. Yes, he is afraid and yes, he is hungry but he has a goal in sight and will not deviate from it. A great story for camping! A great read-to-the youngun's story!" -Cheryl's Book Nook
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review by . May 01, 2013
Memories of Gulliver’s Travels and Narnia bubble up as I enjoy this fast-action middle-grade novel of a lonely young man discovering his heritage. An absent mother and a father who seems almost too busy to care leave Alexander Drake feeling awkward and lonely around his peers, but now he’s going to spend some time at his beloved grandmother’s house while Dad travels again. There Alexander finds a locked drawer, a mysterious key, and a map, all of which lead the lonely boy through …
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