Reviews: Tiernay West, Professional Adventurer

Tiernay West, Professional Adventurer was on the 2008-2009 Land of Enchantment Children’s List (under its original title, Secret of the Three Treasures).

“Simner deftly tucks in clues, subplots and enough tongue-in-cheek humor to keep the suspense from turning scary. Her focused determination overriding all obstacles and mishaps, Tiernay makes an appealing protagonist… Fine fare for recent Cam Jansen and Encyclopedia Brown graduates.”” — —Kirkus Reviews

“Tiernay is an irrepressible role model in her unwavering self-confidence, intellectual curiosity, and sense of humor. Like the waiter who remembers she likes her soda with lime, cherries, and lemon wedges, readers will not forget Tiernay West anytime soon.”” — School Library Journal

““Tiernay’s voice is fresh and funny.”” — —Horn Book Guide

“Tiernay’s fierce self-confidence and individuality will appeal to many readers, and veterans of clique warfare and bullying will cheer her on as she exposes the school’s biggest creep.”” — —Booklist

“This middle-grade tale should appeal to the smart seven-year-old right on up to adulthood. What makes Secret of the Three Treasures work at a broad reader spectrum is the superb voice … Her [Tiernay’s] trenchant observations had me snarfing my tea.”” — —SFSite

“Using her father’s pseudonym, West, Tiernay is ready to make the leap from being a trainee to a full-fledged professional adventurer. Ready to have her “Tiernay West” business cards printed up, she dreams of living on the edge, climbing the world’s tallest mountains, or taming wild tigers in India… This book is a fun read for late elementary aged children who, like Tiernay, like to solve a good mystery and are a bit fun loving and curious themselves. Thoroughly entertaining.”” — —Children’s Literature

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