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Whereas the settings for the first two books in The Adventures of Archibald and Jockabeb series were inside the United States, the third book shifts to Brazil. When the two brothers fly south to visit their Uncle Charlie, a retired Merchant Marine who’d travelled all over the world before putting down roots in the Amazonian Rainforest, they have no idea what lies ahead. As the boys and their uncle travel further up river toward a remote village inhabited by the Minauri tribe and its wise old shaman, Hutano, the mood shifts and takes on a more foreboding nature. Jockabeb’s clairvoyant dreams once again foreshadow the danger lurking in the jungle outside the Minauri village. As a confrontation with the rival Wikola tribe and its evil shaman, Vengolus, draws closer, the boys learn a terrible secret that only their uncle and his good friend, Hutano, know. When Uncle Charlie and a Minauri war party head into the jungle in the dead of night, the boys are left alone with only women and children. Far from home, and with no one to protect them, Archibald and Jockabeb both hope that the blue feather dust will once again work its magic. In addition to learning interesting facts about the Amazon, the reader witnesses the classic battle between good and evil play out as the two brothers continue to mature and learn what true friendship really means.

About the Author

After retiring as a high successful chairman and CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Art Collins didn’t write the book on leadership that many had expected he would. Instead, he authored a series of books for older children and teenagers. The Adventures of Archibald and Jockabeb series chronicles two young brothers as they grow from twelve and eleven into their mid-teens, together with the harrowing adventures they experience along the way. In addition to serving to the boards of directors of four large corporations, Mr. Collins currently advises a private equity firm, serves on the boards of two academic institutions, and is involved in several charitable organizations. Over the years, he has testified before Congress, interacted with numerous governmental bodies inside and outside the United States, chaired his industry association group, and been recognized for his leadership in commercial and civic activities. An avid outdoorsman, he currently splits his time between Chicago and the Vail Valley in Colorado.

Product Details

  • Series: The Adventures of Archibald and Jockabeb (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (February 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939337615
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939337610
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