Aylea Stephens


Dependable, Primary, M.J. Knight, Atlantis, Crete, History, Explorers, Mystery, Codes

Document Type

Book Review


This code-cracking book lets kids take part of an adventure while learning some non-fiction facts about the lost city of Atlantis. The main character, Amy James, explorer, asks for the reader’s help to put together clues to find out what happened to Atlantis. Amy hides away on the Neptune, a ship in 1885, to find the lost city. When Amy gets caught, she and the captain realize that their same goal might lead them to the lost city. They explore many places and think they found the lost ruins, but a storm prevents them from too much exploration of their discovery. Along the way, there is lots of information on the story of Atlantis, underwater exploration, ships during the late 1800s, sea exploration, legends of Crete, and other non-fiction information.