It’s 1903. Twelve children from around the world are taken from their homes and deposited into an isolated Ohio farmhouse by the mysterious “Men in Black.”
Along with Miss Bliss, their teacher, this team of youths who don’t seem to have trouble overcoming a multitude of language communication problems, the fact that they are strangely and unexpectedly transferred from their beds in 1903 New Dehli, Africa, England, Canada, and New York, and into a different country, team up to find the reason their parents seemingly prepared them for this event, then, after the kidnapping, disappeared from their lives.
Good thing all 12 of these children are the offspring of the globe’s finest turn-of-the-century scientific minds.
Soon the children are presented with a series of object questions they can’t answer, the challenge to find out why the Men in Black want them so badly, and to what location their parents have gone or been taken.
Complicated, improbable and a sure-fire way to teach children that being kidnapped is a chance for them to become superheroes, if watched with the right mindset, this fiction novel is a wonderful escape to non-reality and into the world of kid genius’ ability to problem-solve and save the day.
Other than the obvious concern about this novel being misinterpreted by child readers to let their stranger danger guard down and get themselves killed, this story offers a lot of fun.
Its ridiculous premise has “Disney” movie written all over it and has the potential for another 2-hour getaway for kids of all ages.
It’s a darn shame we have to interpret this unsafe and mentally sickening world as it is today. Fantasy kid scientist dream teams seem to be a lot better.
Happy are those who respect the Lord and obey him. You will enjoy what you work for, and you will be blessed with good things. Psalm 128: 1-2