Michael, Luke, and Samantha Bowman prove that trouble always comes in threes. The 12-year-old triplets have accidentally crashed a school bus, been banned from supermarkets for playing ice hockey with frozen chickens, and attracted the ire of the school bullies. When they are invited to a costume party, they cross paths with Mr. Goode Deed—owner of a run-down costume shopMichael, Luke, and Samantha Bowman prove that trouble always comes in threes. The 12-year-old triplets have accidentally crashed a school bus, been banned from supermarkets for playing ice hockey with frozen chickens, and attracted the ire of the school bullies. When they are invited to a costume party, they cross paths with Mr. Goode Deed—owner of a run-down costume shop filled with strange artifacts. With his help, they attend the party dressed as a knight, pirate, and star ranger. However, rather than enjoying cake and sausage rolls at the party, the triplets find themselves at the center of more trouble. The bullies chase them into the city sewers, where they become trapped. During their search for an exit, they discover a Knock Knock Door. It's a mischievous portal to any planet in the universe that is opened by answering a riddle....
|Title||:||Beyond the Knock Knock Door|
|Number of Pages||:||330 Pages|
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Beyond the Knock Knock Door Reviews
absolutly loved it a great read
I really really really liked this book... but for its one fatal flaw. ‘A mystery is a dull question if there’s not plenty of confusion first.’A random act of kindness propels Michael, a considerate country boy, into an otherworldly adventure. Tormented at his new city school by the vicious Thornleigh sisters and caught in the middle at home between his siblings, Michael’s life undergoes a strange metamorphosis when he gives a dollar to a homeless man. He meets the man again in a curious old shop while looking for a fancy dress costume and, realising the man is the proprietor, begins to suspect that all is not as it seems. Quite an accurate assessment as it turns out when he is chased, along with his brother and sister, from the party they’re attending. As they escape the Thornleighs and other assorted bullies, they discover the Knock-Knock Door—a gorgeously-ornamented gateway that opens only when given the answers to knock-knock jokes and obscure riddles. Beyond the Knock-Knock Door, the triplets are swept across the galaxy to Pacifico, a world of oceans which float in the atmosphere where their fancy dress costumes become real. Michael’s plastic armour turns to gold. Luke’s visor develops high-tech capability and his backpack turns into jet rockets. Samantha’s scribbled-on beard becomes tickly, prickly reality and the cobra tattoo which is part of her pirate costume begins to hiss alarmingly.Michael is hailed by the nobles of Pacifico as the Gold Knight, direct from the Hall of Heroes. Luke is welcomed as Agent Luke of the Star Rangers but Samantha, as a dreaded Cobra Pirate, is only accepted because of the company she’s keeping.They’ve arrived in an exquisite city ruled over by Queen Oriana. The ocean floats in the sky, whales and fish fly and the life-giving waters found in the land keep all the nobility young and dazzlingly beautiful. There’s got to be a catch, of course. An invisible monster is snatching and dispatching both noblemen and marine guards, along with an occasional member of the underclass, the Scorned.It’s up to Michael and his siblings to figure out just how to save Pacifico and its glamorous teenage queen. But the necessary pieces of the puzzle are very slow to reveal themselves. Beyond the Knock-Knock Door is a fast-paced children’s fantasy with characters that are finely and memorably drawn. The dialogue is snappy, sharp and very often witty. The style is a generous balance of lyrical description (love Queen Oriana’s dress of butterflies!), lightning-fast action, clever puzzles (the riddles at the Knock-Knock Door are truly nifty wordgames) and a plot as shifting and twisted as a tropical cyclone. A minor letdown in an otherwise fabulous book is a lack of plot coherence. Instead of a close weave, a loose patchwork of pieces seems roughly tacked together.‘A mystery is a dull question if there’s not plenty of confusion first.’ And plenty of confusion is the order of the day. The characters lack a sense of direction for a considerable time and this seems to have affected the story. Too many threads are left up in the air (or is that the ocean?) Too many unanswered questions remain at the end. The revelation of the villainous mastermind is well-done and logical but unfortunately it feels contrived. There’s too much misdirection to give a real sense of satisfaction at the ultimate unveiling. Important characters such as Federico pop up out of nowhere, others disappear without a word about their ultimate fate. What happened to the Red Samurai? Captain Cavalli? Prime Minister Pasquale? The Lady Isabelle? Her brother Guido? Strangers are rescued but friends are not. These flaws undermine the finely-threaded messages of justice and integrity which surface from time to time in the story. The author doesn’t seem to care about those minor heroic characters and this lends a vaguely false feel to the underpinning themes of compassion, of caring for the lost, the outcast and the underdog.I am perhaps being picky because I dislike the ending so much. A bright and brilliantly cut jewel of a story suddenly reveals itself to be badly chipped. My immense disappointment begins with the words, ‘It was time to go home.’Eh, what? Back up, rewind, Control-Z! No, sorry, it wasn’t time to go home at all. It was time to rescue Cavalli, Isabelle, Guido and maybe even the Red Samurai.This is a superb book, great in every respect but one. Just don’t make the mistake of caring too much about those minor characters who go out of their way to help and protect the three squabbling heroes and then seem to have been forgotten in a rush to wrap up the story before the stroke of midnight.
Had to read this in primary school.......most boring book ever.
I found this book quiet good it was a book i couldnt put down