|Author First Name:||Dave|
|Author Last Name:||Jackson|
|Co-Author First Name:||Neta|
|Co-Author Last Name:||Jackson|
|Publisher:||Broadman & Holman Publishing|
|Target Age:||12 and up|
|Issue: Self Image:||None|
|Issue: Spiritual:||Love for others|
|Summary:||"If people can band together to save the rain forests from extinction or... or give concerts like 'Farm Aid' why can't our Jr. High band together to save our E.C.A's (Extra Curricular Activities)?"|
And so begins the adventure of trying to raise $10,000 for the school. Drea and her friends will try anything: a white elephant sale (because there's been a definite shortage of white elephants around town lately), hoagies (hey, Drea's dad likes 'em), car wash (until they wash a car with the top down... oops!), or even winning a radio contest! But anything like this requires working together, a lesson Drea learns from Matt & Rebecca, the kids who as she puts it "would win the gold and silver if squabbling were an Olympic sport for seven and nine year olds".
|Extra Notes:||The Secret Adventures Series is based off of the Secret Adventures movies by the same titles. The movies are excellent, although some cultural elements are outdated. The book isn't quite as good. The highlight of the movies is animating Drea's imagination - whether that be the toaster talking to her or the cartoons that she and Matt & Rebecca have when they go on a secret adventure to learn a lesson they can't seem to learn in real life. The description of it isn't as good as seeing it. |
The film script was written by George S. Tweel and Rob Loos.