The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens

Kate, Michael, and  Emma have been sent back to the orphanage in Baltimore but Kate realizes that they are still in danger and when the storm comes, Kate is separated from Michael and Emma leaving Michael promising to watch over his little sister until Kate returns.  Kate is thrown back into time by the Atlas until just before the magical world separates itself in 1899 while Michael and Emma connect with Dr. Pym and start out on a search for the second book - the Fire Chronicle.

Michael and Emma are taken on an adventure to the bowels of the earth starting in Antarctica  and ending in an area far beneath the ice mass warmed  by a volcano which guards the Chronicle.  Meanwhile, Kate is without the Atlas and struggles in the past to find a way back to her siblings.

Loved the adventure and the children's resolve when faced with danger.

GENRE: Fantasy
CHARACTERS: Michael, Emma, Kate, Dr Pym, Gabriel, Rafe
Series/ Progress: Books of Beginning 2/3
DATE READ: April 5 - April 9
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, AlphaKit
SOURCE: Nook stockpile

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