Ghost of the Forbidden City – China: Educational adventure story for kids (Keiko Kenzo STEM Travel Adventure Series Book 1)
Skill level: Beginner/ Intermediate
Type: Tavel Adventure story based in China. Filled with mystery , suspense and a thrilling read.
Keiko, Kenzo and Eji are on an outbound trip to China with their school friends and a strict teacher. They visit the Forbidden Place and discover that it is haunted. Strange things happen in the guest house and they set out to investigate. They are shocked to see an unearthly hollow face. Kenzo, being a brave heart finds a clue and decides to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Learn more about the country with real facts from China. Drive to the depths of mystery and adventure as you go exploring with them in Beijing’s Great Wall of China and Forbidden Palace.
A wonderfully informative mystery book for children.
By Susan Keefeon March 6, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a wonderful children’s adventure story set in Beijing the capital of China.
The stars are Keiko, her brother Kenzo and their pet squirrel Eji. The brother and sister are very lucky because their father Mr Kimura is a brilliant scientist and his genius has rubbed off on Kenzo.
Kenzo is naughty, and always up to mischief, however he is also very clever, and his inventions help to solve mysteries, like the one in this book.
In this adventure Miss Tyra, the history teacher has arranged to take a small group of children on an outing to Beijing. Kenzo and his Sister Keiko, their squirrel Eji, Aki (Kenzo’s best friend), and Keiko’s friends Midori and Sakura are chosen and are very excited.
They travelling around by bus, and their guide is called by Xiao. First, they visit the Forbidden City, where they have a lovely time discovering many interesting facts about the largest ancient palace in the world. Then, whilst they are in one of the Emperors chambers a scary thing happens, Miss Tyra sees a ghost!
That night Keiko starts to hear voices in the kitchen of their guest house, so she, Kenzo and Eji go to explore, but no one is there…
The next day they visit the Great Wall of China, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and they have to get on it by taking a cable car ride. However, sinister things are at foot, and Midori nearly has an accident, but she is saved by one of Kenzo’s inventions, a very handy glue gun.
The city is amazing, and the decorations and celebrations at Gong Xi Fa Cai, (Chinese New Year), are very exciting. The children even see a traditional lion dance, and the Beijing National Stadium, however the ghostly presence is still around.
Back at the guest house, the children are determined to discover where the voices are coming from, and so they wait in the dark… and then they make a discovery.
So, what do they find?
Do ghosts really exists?
Who can they hear talking, what are they saying, and what are they trying to do?
Well, all I can say is that in the end all the questions are answered, more than once Kenzo’s glue gun saves the day, and they all agree Miss Tyra is the best teacher in the world.
A wonderfully informative children’s mystery adventure, with lots of surprises and a happy ending. It is beautifully illustrated by Subhajit Das and has amazing graphics by Loo Ng Pek Mun.
I downloaded this book using my Kindle Unlimited membership and enjoyed reading it with my grandchildren.