Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter: The Midnight Market
(August 31st, from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster)
'An accessible, colorful romp that ends with an alluring hint of another treasure hunt to come.' - Kirkus
City Spies meets Indiana Jones in this second book of the Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter series that follows Lola and her friends as they compete for a spot in top treasure-hunting society.
After saving her father and the world, twelve-year-old Lola Benko and her new best friends, Jin and Hannah, are a true treasure-hunting team. But after botching a huge job, they are looking to redeem themselves.
They decide to try their luck at Camp Timberwood, where teams will compete to join the legendary Task Force, a group that gets plumb assignments around the globe. When their former nemesis, Lipstick, shows up unexpectedly, she makes an offer they can’t refuse: help her find the legendary Helm of Darkness and she will help them come out on top in the competition—and be the first team in line for the Task Force.
They just have to go to the mysterious Midnight Market, where the Helm is rumored to be. But Lola, Jin, and Hannah still aren’t fully back in sync after their recent failure. Can they prove to the Task Force—and themselves—that they still have what it takes?
Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls:
“A celebration of friendship and girl power, this exciting spy story will keep readers on the edge of their seats.” – School Library Journal
“An action-filled romp… with gadgets, close calls, thwarted plans, and a villainous criminal spy group.” – Booklist
“Once again, Abby’s cheeky, first-person, present-tense narration lends immediacy, realism, and humor to her well-intended penchant for precarious adventure.” –Kirkus