Brad Quentin's The Forbidden City of Luxor Review
The following appeared in August, 1997 in the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. The citation is Morriss, Maureen (August 1997). The Real Adventure of Johnny Quest: The Forbidden City of Luxor. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. Australian Literacy Educators' Association.
The Real Adventure of Johnny Quest: The Forbidden City of Luxor
Quentin B. (1996). New York, USA: Harper Prism, an imprint of Harper Paperbacks.
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest is a series for readers with an affinity for Indiana Jones and characters like him who face unbelievable situations and events and somehow survive. Currently, the cartoon versions of Jonny Quest and his action-packed adventures are being screened on local television stations in the late afternoon. The books have different stories from those televised, making them attractive to reluctant readers, who can use the cartoon experience as an aid to bridging the reading gap.
Each story involves a quest. The hero, Jonny, finds himself constantly confronted with difficult situations from which he cleverly escapes. For some readers, taking regular breaks and reading just a chapter at a time allows the elements of the story to linger in their minds, a while, which may prove useful and supportive of the reading experience.
Other titles in this series are: The Demon of the Deep, the Pirates of Cyber Island and Peril in the Peaks. No doubt there are more to come.