Yaakov and the Treasures of Timna Valley
(Peretz Family Adventures)
The continuing adventures of the Peretz Family. The second installment of this action packed series is a fast paced story that although written for adventurous young children is just as much fun for Mom or Dad to read along with the kids. Just like book one Yaakov the Pirate Hunter this one also has a nice blend of Jewish culture and history mixed in without it being preachy. It’s a nice (and sneaky) way to teach your kids a little something whether Jewish or not.
This adventure takes place just a little while after where the first book ends. Off to Israel’s Timna Valley and once again the villain is Rahulla Allijabulla. There are however a few new Characters we meet.My favorite is probably Plavarto,he’s just a fun addition.
I think this whole series is great fun … next up Yaakov and the Secret of Acra Fortress
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Summertime is coming to an end, but there’s never a dull moment for Yaakov Peretz and family.
When Yaakov overhears a neighborhood bully and an unknown creep plotting something sneaky at a Southern California airshow, he decides to take matters into his own hands.
Before they know it, the Peretzes find themselves held captive to a mysterious stranger who calls himself only “Raul.” He has taken their dear friend, Tzadok Sapir, as a hostage, and has even more wickedness up his sleeve.
The Peretzes soon uncover his plans to wreak disaster in Israel’s Timna Valley Park, the site of King Solomon’s ancient copper mines. A treasure trove of artifacts from the ancient world may still lie beneath the surface. Such a find would be worth a fortune on the black market, and Yaakov’s old nemesis, a scoundrel named Rahulla Allijabulla, is determined to stake his claim.
Yaakov Peretz will take nothing lying down. In a daring race against time, he’ll plunge into unfamiliar territory, battling live and robotic foes, injury, and more to thwart Rahulla’s evil scheme. Fear is not an option.
Nathaniel Wyckoff was born and raised in the beautiful San Fernando Valley of southern California. From an early age, he was interested in reading, writing and listening to stories.
Though he works in a technical field, he counts storytelling among his favorite activities, belying the notion that scientifically oriented people are “not creative.” Nathaniel’s storytelling career took flight with the births of his children. His children enjoy all kinds of stories, but most of Nathaniel’s stories for them are of the fantasy and adventure variety. Nathaniel’s first novel, Yaakov the Pirate Hunter, was inspired by his son’s request for a story about robots. It combines elements of science, adventure, and Nathaniel’s beloved Jewish tradition.
In addition to writing, the author also enjoys studying his Jewish traditions, reading, playing the accordion and the piano for his family, playing games and sports with his children, and taking his family on hiking trips, camping trips and other adventures.