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ৱ [PDF]- Read Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas 䝙 Book Author Jonathan W Stokes ׈ ৱ [PDF]- Read Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas 䝙 Book Author Jonathan W Stokes ׈ Chapter One Fear of Heights Addison Cooke sat cross legged in the school library, engrossed in an Incan history book Under the spell of a decent read, Addison could forget meals, forget sleep, and even forget to go to class He could forget to go to school or, once at school, forget to go home This was, in fact, the current situation.The school bell had rung ages ago, and Addison had missed it entirely.Addisons little sister, Molly, sprinted into the library She was still wearing soccer cleats and shin guards from intramural practice.Addison she hissed.Addison perked up, looked around for the source of the whisper, and spotted his sister.Molly, what are you doing down there Me What are you doing on top of the bookshelf Addison was, at present, perched on top of a six foot bookshelf.Overcoming my fear of heights And reading up on Incan history Its called multitasking.Addison, like any seventh grader at Public School 141, sported a tidy uniform a sharp blazer, power tie, and khaki pants Never wanting to blend in, he topped off his uniform with a smart ivy cap perched on his head at a rakish angle.Molly, a sixth grader, had than a decade of solid experience with Addisons odd behavior She was or less used to it I ran to your classroom to find you, but Ms Johnson said you werent in class all afternoon.I got a nurses pass.But youre not sick.Naturally I got the nurses pass from Eddie Chang, Addison explained He was sick last week I traded him his nurses pass for an owl pellet.Whats an owl pellet You ask too many questions You should consider a career in tabloid reporting, or police interrogation.Addison, skipping all these classes could catch up to you.Ive gotten by so far Besides, Im only skipping class to further my education.Addison Cooke possessed infinite confidence in all things Addison Cooke.Molly Cooke, however, did not share this same feeling Well, hurry up, she said, whispering as loudly as the library allowed We have two strikes with Aunt Delia already If we miss the bus again, shell kill us Somehow, I doubt that She is our flesh and blood.Shell at least ground us, Molly growled.Even Addison saw the truth in this He sighed, gathered his library books into his messenger bag, and began climbing down the tall bookshelf.No need to panic, Molly.Im not panicking Sooner or later, you are going to learn that I have everything under control.Addison stepped on a loose shelf It overturned, flipping all the booksand Addisononto the ground.He landed hard on his back.Im all right.Molly looked down at him, knuckles on her hips And youre supposed to be a good influence on me.Addison hurriedly reshelved the books before sprinting after Molly Addison and Molly burst out of the front doors of PS 141, Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan They watched the last school bus disappear, turning right on 72nd Street toward Central Park.Cmon, Molly Well catch them at Columbus Avenue Were supposed to outrun a school bus I could use the exerciseI skipped PE today Besides, you already have your running shoes on.These are soccer cleats But Addison had already taken off running Molly chased after him, her cleats clacking like maracas on the pavement.They dashed past the hot dog vendor with his rolling cart Past the cook fire smells of the pretzel vendor They sprinted past Mr Karabidians ice cream cart.Missed the bus again, Addison called Mr Karabidian.Time waits for no man, replied Addison as he flew by, and neither does the bus Addison put on a fresh burst of speed, now struggling to keep pace with Molly.The shortcut she called, ducking down a service alley They bolted along loading docks and leapt over shipping flats, Addison desperate not to lose any of his Incan library books.Turbaned men reclining on blankets played chess in the shade of the alleyway Women with machetes shaved ice behind the Thai restaurant Addison and Molly swept past them with the speed of two scalded squirrels.They emerged from the alley at full tilt, upsetting a flock of warbling pigeons on Central Park West There it is Addison called, pointing.Molly watched in dismay as their school bus chugged uptown, passing the 79th Street Transverse It trundled into the distance, disappearing in the afternoon traffic.Great Molly squatted down to retie her cleats.Never fear, young relative We will catch a taxi.Were not allowed to take taxis.Im glad you mentioned that Because I cannot afford a taxi.Weve got to hurry Aunt Delia will be home any minute Addison surveyed the bustling Manhattan street traffic The important thing is to remain levelheaded and to make use of ones environment.Thats two things And you sound just like Uncle Nigel.Thank you Addison beamed You know, the taxi is not the fastest animal in the concrete jungle That honor belongs to the Bike Messenger Addison knew there were few creatures in any jungle quick, daring, and potentially lethal than a New York City Bike Messenger I will just flag one down.For Addison, having an idea was the same thing as acting on it He jumped in front of the speeding path of a passing bike messenger The cyclist spotted Addison flapping his arms and swerved hard at the last moment, brakes squealing.Watch it, kid shouted the bike messenger, skidding to a stop.Sir, I apologize, but I require your services.You could have gotten me killed A small price to pay for what is at stake, Addison calmly replied.You need a delivery In a word, yes.Got any money I do.Im listening, said the bike messenger.I need you to take me and my sister home.I deliver packages, not kids.Whats the difference The bike messenger considered this question, probably for the first time in his life Size, mostly.If you take us home, I can pay you when we get there, suggested Addison.If you grow wings, I wont need to take you, the bike messenger replied.Fair enough Addison slipped off his school dress shoe and peeled five crumpled one dollar bills from under his insole I keep emergency funds for just such scenarios How far uptown will five dollars get me 73rd Street, said the bike messenger.Were on 73rd Street, Addison observed.All right, 76th.Make it 86th Street, and youve got yourself a deal.79th and not one inch farther.Ill take it.Addison climbed on the bicycle seat, which was pretty high off the ground for him Molly balanced her cleats on the rear wheel axle, her hands on Addisons shoulders The bike messenger rode seatless, huffing and puffing to get the cycle moving.Soon they careened through the Manhattan streets at breakneck speed Pedestrians yelped and leapt out of their speeding path Molly clung to Addison, who clung to the bike messenger Addisons tie flapped behind him Molly squinted her eyes in the headwind They wove through traffic, slicing within inches of passing cars.I could get used to this, said Addison.Were there, said the bike messenger, squeaking to a stop.Molly dismounted, looking grateful to be alive Addison straightened his windblown hair and thanked the bike messenger.Truth is, I was going this direction anyway, said the messenger But I figured I might as well get paid for it.I respect your entrepreneurial spirit, said Addison.Kid, heres my card if you ever need anything.Addison gratefully accepted the bike messengers business card and offered his own in exchange In impeccable felt tipped penmanship, Addisons card read Addison Cooke ARCHAEOLOGIST Rates negotiableThe bike messenger cocked his knuckles to his cap, saluting Addison He set foot to pedal, ready to cycle north Got a tip Absolutely, Addison replied You shouldnt let kids ride without helmets Addison and Molly raced the final seven blocks to their apartment building on West 86th Street Addison skidded to a halt, his jaw dropped in horror Aunt Delia was already climbing the front steps of their brownstone apartment building.Were so busted Molly exclaimed.We cant afford another grounding Lets try the back door.Addisonwe live on the fifth floorthere is no back door.True But there is a fire escape.Molly and Addison dashed into the back alley, frightening a skulking cat The siblings clambered on top of the alley Dumpster to reach the wrought iron rungs of the fire escape ladder Addison began climbing.Cmon, hurry up, urged Molly.Halfway up the ladder, Addison froze He stared down at the pavement far below, entranced.Could you go any slower Just give me a sec, said Addison.Molly sighed Its your fear of heights, isnt it Ill be fine.Lets call for Raj or Eddie If their windows are open, theyll come out and help you.If you shout for them, Aunt Delia will hear you.Molly caught up to Addison on the ladder Just dont look down Take deep breaths Youll be okay.I dont need help Im fine Fine.Addisons legs shook His heart beat against his ribs like a gorilla rattling the bars of its cage.Addison He sighed and shut his eyes, realizing he couldnt possibly climb to the fifth floor Slowly, Addison climbed back down to the Dumpster, defeated He carefully lowered himself to the pavement Feet on solid earth again, Addison took a moment to collect his breath.I dont understand it, said Molly When are you going to get over this phobia Forget it Lets just go in the front door before Aunt Delia calls in the National Guard Were in deep enough already.Furious with himself, Addison quietly led Molly out of the alleyway Aunt Delia shook her head back and forth so that her ponytail wagged She had the frazzled look of a person with three days worth of work to do and only three hours to do it She folded her tortoiseshell glasses and set them loudly on the counter.Addison and Molly stared meekly at the black and white tiles of the kitchen floor.Addison, its like you never listen, said Aunt Delia, wringing her hands.I do listen I just never follow instructions, Addison corrected.Aunt Delia held up one palm, silencing Addison I dont want to hear it.Addison pursed his lips and did his best to hold his peace.Youre grounded, said Aunt Delia Again, she added No television, no sleepovers Aunt Delia wound up for her knockout punch And, Addisonno visits to Brunos Fossil Emporium for a month.Oh, cmon No lip, Addison This is about than following instructions When you give me your word, I need to know I can trust you You need to start accepting some responsibility Traveling the city by yourselfwhat if something had happened to you I wish something would happen to me, Addison blurted out School is unimaginably, inconceivably, impossibly boring You and Uncle Nigel are always leaving the country Flying to excavations Seeing the world If I could leave school, I might actually learn something.Is that why you keep getting into trouble Because your uncle and I have to work Every time you fly out of the country, you leave Molly and me behind.Only during the school year, Aunt Delia countered.Well, Im ready for Im almost thirteen In some countries, Id be married by now Addison missed all his afternoon classes to hide in the library and read about Incan treasure, Molly put in helpfully.Molly hissed Addison.Incan treasure cried Aunt Delia.Molly wants to get out of here, too Were tired of being cooped up in school while you and Uncle Nigel trot around the globe.Dont drag your sister into this, Addison Mollyunlike youhas never broken a rule in her life I refuse to believe she is longing for a life of adventure, when she cant even take the garbage down to the trash chute by herself.Cant, or wont Addison replied.Aunt Delia stepped out of her high heels, hung her coat in the closet, and set her briefcase down on the table with a clatter She took a deep breath and ran a hand across her forehead Addison, I will spend time with you when the museum gets back on its feet Until then, your uncle and I need to work hard so you and Molly have a roof to eat and food to sleep under.I think you got that backward, Molly suggested.Aunt Delia rubbed the dark bags under her eyes and sighed, exhausted Addison, I dont have time to pick you up from after school detentions I dont have time for soul draining teacher meetings about you getting into trouble with Eddie and Raj.Aunt Delia took Addison by his wrists and looked him in the eyes There is only one of you, and only one of Molly That makes each of you rare and valuable than Incan gold Do you understand why Im upset Addison nodded.I dont make rules just to be mean I make rules to prevent you from beingI dont knowkidnapped.Addison nodded again, seeing the sense in this.We have to stick together, all right All right, said Addison Stick together I promise Addison and Molly shared a bunk bed in their room of Aunt Delias two bedroom apartment Mollys half of the room was strewn with mismatched socks, grass stained soccer shorts, and mud caked sports jerseys Addisons half of the room was as pristine and immaculate as a NASA science lab.Roosting pigeons cooed on the window ledge, watching the afternoon descend into night Rising wind and brooding gray clouds betrayed a gathering storm.Why do we have to stay with Uncle Nigel this weekend Molly asked.Addison packed clothes and books into his backpack Because Aunt Delias working.But why do we have to stay with Uncle Nigel at the museum Because Uncle Nigels working.Why are they always working Like Aunt Delia saidto take care of us.By ignoring us More or less, said Addison.He carefully packed his microscope and calligraphy pens He swiped a pocket notebook off his desk drawer and tucked it in his jacket His notebooks contained sketches of birds and mammals he observed in the park, as well as pressed leaves and beetles Addisons uncle always needled him on the first rule of archaeology record everything.Molly collected socks from the floor and tossed them across the room, making three point shots into her laundry hamper I dont want them to get divorced It will be like losing our parents a second time.Its just a trial separation This was not Addisons favorite topic Weve never counted on adults before We take care of ourselves, right Molly zipped up her backpack and sat on her bed Why is our family so weird Have I mentioned that you ask too many questions Molly looked at Addison and frowned She blew a wisp of hair from her eyes Somehow, there was always one wisp that managed to escape her ponytail.Addison wedged a few Incan books into his backpack, struggling to close the zipper Listen, Mo Whats the most important thing in the world Franks Pizza on 23rd and Lexington.True, Addison admitted But the second most important thing is a good attitude We cant control what happens to us But we can control how we feel about it.Molly considered this Outside, the clouds burst She looked out at the first rivulets of rain, tracing tracks down the window, dividing the world into pieces The tapping drops grew to a drumroll, announcing the storms arrival with a crashing timpani of thunder.Combines the derring do of Indiana Jones with a genuine archaeological mystery Stokes brings a cinematic scope to the story This lively debut promises seat of the pants thrillsfor readers who love adventure Booklist Cinematic pacing and action drive the story, but its Addison and his friends who will keep readers engaged Humor is never in short supply and Addisons endless optimism and irrepressible confidence in his own abilities are endearing A solid start to a new series, with a conclusion that will leave readers hoping Addison and company return soon for another adventure School Library Journal Addison is often one step ahead of the adults, but his lead is constantly threatened, building steady tension throughout the novel, screenwriter Stokess debut Publishers WeeklyWhat to give the kid who s read all the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books Try Addison Cookethis fast paced adventure will enthrall middle grade readers and leave them wanting Parents Addison Cooke and the Treasure of Incas Jonathan W Addison Stokes on FREE shipping qualifying offers The Goonies meets Indiana Jones James Patterson s Hunters in this funny, action filled adventure series Twelve year old just wishes something exciting would happen to him His aunt uncle Tomb Khan is Bond rolled into one for middle grades set Booklist second laugh out loud a journey through Asia pursuit legendary tomb Genghis Doug Home Facebook Doug Addison, Los Angeles, California K likes Hear God Encounter Supernatural Discover Your Destiny disease Wikipedia disease, also known as primary adrenal insufficiency hypocortisolism, long term endocrine disorder which glands do not produce enough steroid hormones Symptoms generally come slowly may include abdominal pain, weakness, weight loss Darkening skin certain areas occur Under circumstances, an crisis with Addison, TX Real Estate Homes Sale realtor View homes sale at median listing price , See pricing details real estate Sam Topless photos TheFappening Full 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    • Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas
    • 2.1
    • 92
    • Format Kindle
    • 0399173773
    • Jonathan W Stokes
    • Anglais
    • 09 February 2016

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