Book Giveaway: Cooper Kids Adventure Series (part 2)

Last week I posted a giveaway for the first four books in The Cooper Kids Adventure Series. The winner of that giveaway is…

Lindsay!

Lindsay was a newcomer to Leah’s Bookshelf during this giveaway, but hopefully it won’t be the last time she joins us! 🙂 For those of you who didn’t win, don’t despair. You get a second change this week, because I’m giving away books 5-8 of the same series. Let me emphasize that you DO NOT need to read these books in order. They’re all stand alone adventures that work well together or apart. What’s more, this set includes two of my favorite books of the series, Flying Blind (titled Mayday at Two Thousand Five Hundred Feet in newer editions) and The Legend of Annie Murphy.

The Legend of Annie MurphyThe Legend of Annie Murphy: The weird front cover of this book was enough to make me wonder if I would like it. None of the other Cooper Kids books had disappointed in the past, though, so I opened it up and started reading. For those of you looking at the cover still, yes, there are some “ghostly” elements, but Annie isn’t actually a ghost. She’s a woman who got stuck in a time warp and is unable to escape. This book has less of a faith-based message than the others, but I loved it because of how funny it is when Jay and Lila get stuck between the past and present. I think any of you wibbley-wobbly, timey-wimey fans would love this book.

Flying BlindFlying Blind: The lesson of faith in this book is quite strong. Young Jay Cooper gets a terrifying lesson in faith when a flying accident leaves him blind and in charge of flying his uncles Cessna. Fighting to stay conscious, running out of fuel, and flying straight towards a mountain range, Jay’s life balances on a razor edge.

I didn’t read this book till long after I finished the other books (we didn’t own it until later). I cried through the entire thing. Jay’s vulnerability, his conversations with his Dad, and his determination to trust God with his fate really touched my heart. Some people don’t like this one as much because it’s not the same thriller-style story as the other books, but I loved the change of pace.

The rules for this week’s giveaway remain the same. The books can only be mailed within the continental United States. To enter, leave a comment listing five of your favorite books. The giveaway will run for one week. Thanks for joining us!

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16 Comments

  1. Flying Blind, the Legend of Annie Murphy, Door in the Dragon’s Throat, the Deadly Curse of Toco-Rey, and Secret of the Desert Stone were my favorites. 🙂

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  2. Paper Roses, Jane Eyre, Rocky Mountain Oasis, The Hardy Boys ~ The Secret of Skull Mountain, Nancy Drew ~ The Mystery of Lilac Inn.

    HP

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  3. OnionTea

     /  August 8, 2014

    Ooh, that’s a hard question. How can I possibly pick just five? Lemme think…
    The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
    The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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    • OnionTea

       /  August 8, 2014

      Oops, I accidentally pressed ‘Post Comment’ when I wasn’t done writing 😛
      Continuing…
      Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
      The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park
      When Dreams Come True by the (awesome) Ludy’s

      There are so many other books that I love! But these were just a few that
      popped into my head really quickly 🙂

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  4. Hanna R

     /  August 8, 2014

    How can I limit it to just 5?
    “Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott
    “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” (trilogy) by J. R. R. Tolkien
    But, of course, I could give you several more I have loved!

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  5. OK, since we’re obviously supposed to be saying our favorite books in general and not just in the Cooper Kids series, mine are: the Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, anything by Jane Austen, the Oath (also by Frank Peretti)… should I go on? lol

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  6. OK, my sister convinced me to enter so here they are: The Oath by Frank Peretti, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the 39 Clues series. (The ones in the first series.)

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  7. Desert Stone is one of my favourites. I think that’s #5? I haven’t read Flying Blind yet–what I’ve heard of it sounds really good, though! I read Annie Murphy before I knew what the series was or who Frank Peretti was. I think that’s because I got part way through, got a little freaked out, asked mom about it (possibly being a Not Okay book) and she said it was okay. XD

    Top books or so:
    1. /Lord of the Rings/, Tolkien
    2. /Hamlet/, Shakespeare (if that really counts)
    3. /The Chosen/, Chaim Potok
    4. Narnia (all)
    5. Robin Hood books (several)

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  8. Emma, Mansfield Park, Jane Eyre, A Little Princess, and the Lord of the Rings (counts as one book! It was written as one!!!!)

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  9. Hannah

     /  August 9, 2014

    Here are my five favourites
    1,The Ruins of Golan
    2.The Secret of the Desert Stone
    3.Kingdoms Dawn
    4.Lady Carliss and the Waters of Monroe
    5.Hannah’s Island

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  10. Abbey

     /  August 9, 2014

    The Hounds of Baskerville, The Last Battle (from the Chronicles of Narnia), The 100 Cupboards Series, The Missing series (by Margret Peterson Haddix, I highly recommend for those of you who like time travel), and the Edge Chronicles (the Twig trilogy is my favorite out of these).

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  11. Spencer R.

     /  August 10, 2014

    Wow, great question. Barring the Bible my top five would be:
    1. Carry on Mr. Bowditch
    2. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
    3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    4. The Lord of the Rings (trilogy) by J.R.R. Tolkien
    5. The Law by Frederic Bastiat

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  12. AnnaLysa

     /  August 10, 2014

    Oh I love these books!!!! What a *great* giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    choosing 5 books?! Seriously?! That is way too hard but I’ll try:

    1. The Bible by God
    2. Do Hard Things by Alex & Brett Harris
    3. A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George
    4. Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest by Chuck Black
    5. Flying Blind by Frank Peretti (best of the series, imo!!!)

    Thanks again Leah! 🙂

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  13. Okay, you’d know this is super hard to choose 😉 Currently, five of my faves are…

    1. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    2. The Scarlet Pimpernel
    3. Old Yeller
    4. Treasure Island
    5. The Hiding Place

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