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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Philomel Books (Feb. 22 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399254870
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399254871
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #769,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Thrilling and delightful! Finally, an adventure of the very best kind—the kind that happens to other people." — Pseudonymous Bosch, NYT bestselling author of The Secret Series

About the Author

C. Alexander London is an award-winning author of nonfiction for grown-ups, an accomplished skeet-shooter, a master SCUBA diver, and a fully licensed librarian. He has watched television in 23 countries, survived an erupting volcano, a hurricane, 4 civil wars, and a mysterious bite on his little toe in the jungles of Thailand. Currently, C. Alexander London lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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By Brooke McIntosh on Feb. 17 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I've got to admit, many kids books are boring for the adult reading the story. The adventure of Oliver & Celia are so fun for both the kids and myself. Kids enjoyed the story, I enjoyed the story; the plot twists and sillyness are great (but not crude like so many kids' books). The adventures hint at the mythical and relate some historical as well as an added bonus.
Just a good entertaining read :-)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Cute, relatable book March 9 2011
By History Fan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My kids are couch potatoes who have to be dragged out to do stuff, so when I got this book they thought for sure I had gotten it ON PURPOSE TO ANNOY THEM. At least, my older daughter did. My son was excited to read it because he thought the dad in the book sounded a lot like his dad, then I read it because I could. My son also took the book to his class to share because he was so hopped up about it and I thought we might not ever see it again, but it came back eventually.

I will also say that my son, a 3rd grader, was a very reluctant reader prior to reading this book. He has the ability to read at higher grade levels, but always tried to get away with Pokemon comic books, until he read this book. This book has relatable characters and a funny story, and I think it made him realize that books are indeed pretty awesome. Now he's tackling Percy Jackson and Narnia.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Bring on the Yak Attack! Feb. 22 2011
By DSax - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
It's been a good two decades since I read a book geared towards kids (it's been a good decade since I was one), and here I was, within hours of picking up We Are Not Eaten by Yaks, lying in bed with a flashlight, my wife asleep next to me, as in love with reading as I was when I was a kid.

This book is just tremendous fun. The Navel twins are the perfect duo of sarcastic adventurers, thrust into danger's way in the mountains of Tibet, when they'd rather just be at home, nestled up with cable. C. Alexander London, who previously wrote as a pretty serious journalist (look it up) keeps the pages flowing, one after another, with enough action, insight, and humor to keep readers on their toes. Twists and turns abound, poison witches appear, yetis wreak havoc, all the while Oliver and Celia fight to stave off boredom with the hope of reality TV's sweet embrace.

If only the Navels had An Accidental Adventure book to read. Perhaps then they wouldn't crave cable.

Awesome fun. Pure and simple. I can't wait till the next one comes out.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Review by Paige S., a fifth grader in Mrs. Taylor's class March 18 2014
By Rhonda Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book An Accidental Adventure is a great book if you like Action, Crazy, Adventure, Exploring, or TV. If I had to rate this book between 1 and 10, I would give it an 11. This book has lost of exciting, jump out of your chair, surprises. Like the time Lama Norbru, a monk, turned out to be a grave robber who worked for Sir Edmond, or the time when their mom got them thrown out of an air plane in the middle of Tibet. But that’s normal for the Navel Twins, always full of silliness and Excitement till the last page of the book. But that’s not always good for the Navel Twins, they are the laziest kids there is, for them it sucks having a runaway mother and explorer as a dad. All they want to do is watch “celebrity adventurist”, “Agent Zero”, “Love at 30,000 Feet”, “Dancing with My Impersonator”, “Sunset High”, “Celebrity Whisk Warriors”, or even the Spanish channel “Amores Enchiladas” anything that involves the television and eating snack puff. This book is my favorite of all time and believe me I’m a very picky reader. I can tell you if you read this book it will make you fill with laughter and make you want to be there too. I hope you enjoy this one of a kind, fantastic, outstanding book!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great Book! Nov. 22 2011
By Jennifer Aman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My son loved this book! Thanks so much! I also found out through this order that you can place a hold on books not yet released. I will for sure remember this! THanks again!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
My reluctant reader loved it! Aug. 2 2013
By Iteach2nd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My 11 year old son loved this book. It was funny and full of action! The twin main characters loved to just sit and watch tv all day...so my son made an instant connection. I highly recommend it.