PinkMama gives this book a BIG 2 THUMBS UP!
Title: Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse (Zoe & Zak Adventures #2)
Author: Lars Guignard
Genre: Children /Middle Grade
Zoe and Zak are back in India. Again. And this time they’re attending Moonstock Himalayan Boarding School, which might seem fun except for the fact that the school is a little strange. Students ride elephants instead of school buses, snarling monkeys work as security guards, and angry parrots monitor the halls. And even when they manage to get used to the wildlife, the food is absolutely terrible.But living with a bunch of other kids their age can be a lot of fun too, or at least it seems that way until Zoe’s roommate goes missing. Following the directions written on a steamy bathroom mirror, Zoe and Zak fly through the clouds on their magic carpet to learn that the two of them have been chosen yet again. This time they’ve been asked to lift the Yogi’s Curse.It’s not going to be easy. Zoe and Zak don’t even know what the Yogi’s Curse is let alone how to lift it, but like it or not, they soon discover that a whole lot of people are depending on them. Now, if they’re going to save the day, they’re going to have to fool the monkey guards, avoid the nasty parrots, and maybe even develop a supernatural ability or two. Because lurking beneath Moonstock is a powerful new enemy and if Zoe and Zak can’t stop him, nobody can.
Prior to writing novels, Lars Guignard wrote for film and television. As a teenager he attended boarding school in the Indian Himalayas and his experiences there provided the inspiration for the Zoe and Zak series which now include: Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard and Zoe & Zak and the Yogi’s Curse. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest where he is busy completing the third Zoe & Zak adventure for release in Fall 2013.
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I laughed so hard when I read this “Holy stinks-a-lot!” Zak gasped. “That guy’s a fart volcano.” Okay what an awesome book for kids (middle school of course). I had to giggle at all the funny names they created for people and objects around them. I felt like I was on the adventure with them. What an easy read and YES I will be reading the 1st book soon and then reading the 3rd book which comes out in the Fall. My son will also be reading this series. I’m so happy I signed up for the book tour because I wouldn’t have known about this book.