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Ridley Pearson Exposes Disney World Secrets in Kingdom Keepers III: Disney in Shadow

kingdom-keepers-disney-in-shadow-ridley-pearsonFor those who wonder what happens inside Disney World after the gates close at night, you’ll find the answers in the Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson.

When Disney Imagineers installed hologram guides for the Magic Kingdom using teenage models, they had no idea the technology might backfire.  But backfire it did: some nights when the kids go to sleep, they wake up in one of the Disney parks as a hologram.

In Kingdom Keepers III, Finn, Philby, Willa, Charlene, and Maybeck are back as they search to find Wayne, their mentor and head Imagineer who has mysteriously gone missing.  Concerned that Wayne has been abducted by the Overtakers-Disney villains who, along with other Disney characters, take over the parks when the turnstiles stop spinning.  They desperately want to steer the parks to a far darker place.  The five kids pick up a major clue from a close friend, Jez, whose dreams often accurately predict the future. The clue leads the kids to… (more…)

JOHN’S BOOK CARE TIPS FOR FIRST EDITIONS AND SIGNED FIRSTS

I assume you are one of those people who buy a signed first edition for their collection and then picks up a reading copy at Costco, or better yet, waits for a paperback to show up at the Goodwill.  No insult intended – I’m one of those people.  For (non-antiquarian) collectible books I recommend:

1.  Jackets should be covered in acid-free book jacket covers.

2.  Books should stand up-right on a book shelf, so as not to create a slant of the spine.

3.  Books should be kept out of direct sunlight, where air can circulate freely.

4.  Store them away from windows and don’t put them on shelves against outside walls.

5.  Store them on flat, smooth shelves that are strong enough to support their weight.

6.  Books should not be in contact with unsealed wood because it can release damaging acidic vapors.  Line shelves with acid free boards if necessary to prevent this problem.

7.  Use bookends to keep the books from falling over, and be sure they are high enough to support the books completely.

8.  Avoid storing books in an attic or basement because attics get too hot and basements get too damp.  Both are also subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity levels.  Keep books out from under plumbing and water pipes; water damage from these sources is all too common.

9.  You can also consider custom-fitted archival boxes made from high-quality materials.

 

Good Reading!

 

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