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Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
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Part comic book, part enchanted diary.

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

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The Rocketheads game involves being hit by fireballs.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that at the time of review, there was no advertising on the site, although there is a link to join the Disney Fairies Club. The Rocketheads game involves being hit by fireballs and might be too intense for very young players.

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Parent of a 6 and 8-year-old Written bySeekerKC October 27, 2011

Incorrect hyperlink provided.

The link for the Abadazad series is incorrect on this site. The same is true for the Abadazad link listed by Wikipedia, as well as by the author on his blog si... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old September 29, 2011

What's it about?

A bright light shines through the keyhole of your bedroom door. Should you open the door, or not? Of course you have to. A glowing orb appears, revealing an image of your little brother, held prisoner in the incredible world of Abadazad. Your mission, naturally, is to travel from the safety of your room in Brooklyn, "across the eight oceans" through space and time to rescue him. Along the way, you'll meet some rather unusual characters. The Web site, like the book series by J. M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog that it's based on, is part comic book, part enchanted diary. You can leaf through two of the titles and examine special pages and illustrations with an online magnifying glass.

Is it any good?

Although the site was created by Disney, known for its fabulous interactive Web sites, there are only two games to play: a downloadable crossword puzzle and a maze game in which players try to avoid "rocketheads" as they attempt to place library books back on their shelves. Gameplay is rather slow and predictable.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about fantasy worlds like this one and how it compares to other books like Peter Pan and the Narnia series.

Website details

  • Genre: Gaming
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: May 5, 2017

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