The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp (Alfred Kropp Adventures)
Alfred Kropp was just trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle gets him roped into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme that changes his life forever: stealing Excalibur—the legendary sword of King Arthur. But after Alfred unwittingly delivers the sword into the hands of a man with... show more
Alfred Kropp was just trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle gets him roped into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme that changes his life forever: stealing Excalibur—the legendary sword of King Arthur. But after Alfred unwittingly delivers the sword into the hands of a man with enormously evil intentions, he sets off on an unlikely quest to try to right his wrong and save the world from imminent destruction. This gripping, fast-paced, hilarious novel is both a thrilling adventure story and an engaging account of one boy’s coming of age.
Publish date: 2005-10-07
Pages no: 375
Edition language: English
I won this one here at Goodreads. I think it was an okay story line. My daughter also read it and she enjoyed more than I did. I thought it could have went deeper into the main characters story. All in all I read it and may pick up the next one.
Alfred Kropp at the beginning: misfit, bulky, unappreciated, and living with his uncle. Alfred Kropp at the middle: still misfit and bulky and living with his uncle. Starting to become appreciated. A little smarter in the ways of the world. Starting to kick butt.Alfred Kropp at the end of the book: ...
Here's the thing with this book: If you cannot suspend your disbelief, then do not attempt to read this book. If you can, and you want to have lots of fun, enjoy a book full of adventure, with a deeper message, and you enjoy action/adventure, then dive in!This was a fun book. It had a bit of a slow...
I have students who plow through Percy Jackson, Alex Rider, and The Ranger's Apprentice and come for air looking for the next great hero quest series. Now I can add Alfred Kropp to the arsenal of unlikely adolescents turned savior of the world.
Well, we have some Arthurian myths. Spies and double-crosses. As for the whole "kid who tries to do the right thing, but keeps messing things up, but still gets credit for saving everyone and who has great powers and has an important heritage and lineage," Sanderson does it better with his Alcatraz ...