Nonna’s Corner: The Transylvania Pocket Watch by Tyler Jolly

August 21st, 2020 Kimberly Review 9 Comments

21st Aug

Nonna’s Corner is a special feature where I share books I’ve reviewed with my grandchildren, affectionately referred to as the “Royals” here at Caffeinated. We hope you enjoy them and find books to share with your little ones.

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Nonna’s Corner: The Transylvania Pocket Watch by Tyler Jolly
Adventurous Ali: The Transylvania Pocket Watch
by Tyler Jolley
Series: Adventurous Ali #3
Narrator: Stefanie Anne
Length: 2 hours and 29 minutes
Genres: Childrens
Source: Author
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.0x

Alison Liv Isner's third adventure whisks her away to Transylvania, and this expedition comes with a price. Not only is the castle inhabited by beet-eating vampires, but the Geese have also increased in numbers and boldness. Her bravery is tested. Once reunited with her friends, she quickly learns the value of readiness, and once again, her mom's journal proves itself invaluable. With a fortress full of deadly obstacles, Ali and her friends must survive torch-lit dungeons and animated knights wielding medieval weapons in order to retrieve the Nobil Fel pocket watch from a vampire named Gaspare. If it falls into the wrong hands, the world will be thrust into eternal darkness. Follow Ali as she learns more about her mom, and her friendships grow stronger

We are back with another adventure with Alison Liv Isner and her newly discovered friends. Adventurous Ali: The Transylvania Pocket Watch by Tyler Jolly delivered action, shared teamwork and is sure to delight young listeners seeking adventure.

If your young listener enjoys Dora the Explorer or longs for adventure, you’ll want to introduce them to Alison Liv Isner and author Tyler Jolly.

This is Ali’s third adventure, but each works as a standalone. Together with her new friends (a monkey, a rat, a bat, and a burro with a piranha in a mason jar tied around his neck) Ali sets out on another mission. Ali and the others need to retrieve the Nobil Fel pocket watch from a vampire named Gaspare.

The geese are back and determined to stop them as they travel to Transylvania and enter a castle where beet-eating vampires try to stop them. Can they save the world?

While Sophia loves the nail-biting adventure, I love the character growth and team work shared between the characters. The animals are unique and Jolly weaves acceptance, teamwork, faith in-oneself and other positive attributes all while entertaining the listener.

In each adventure Ali grows in confidence and learns more about the mother she misses. It’s touching, as is the friendship she has developed with these creatures.

Stefanie Anne narrates and once again captures young Ali and her motley crew of friends. Her voices are all unique and make identifying each easy, even for young listeners such as Sophia. Her narration enhances the story while building on the suspenseful moments.

Young listeners and families will want to begin the Adventurous Ali series. As for the Royals and I, we are hoping for more audiobooks and adventures with Ali and her friends.

#AdventurousAli and her friends are off to Transylvania on their latest mission. To succeed they will need to stay one step ahead of the geese and beet-eating vampires in The Transylvania Pocket Watch by Tyler Jolly #audiobook… Click To Tweet

About Tyler Jolley

In order to support his hobby of writing, Tyler decided to pursue dentistry. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in 2002. He then completed a four year residency at the University of Pennsylvania. In June 2006, he opened Jolley Smiles in Grand Junction, CO. Snowboarding, mountain biking, road biking, fly fishing, bird hunting, camping, hiking, and backpacking are the things he enjoys doing with his family. When life gets stressful he escapes to unseen worlds.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw and Howler. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Find @kimbacaffeinate on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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