The Door in the Alley

The Door in the Alley

Featuring a mysterious society, a secretive past, and a pig in a teeny hat, The Explorers: The Door in the Alley is the first book in a new series for fans of The Name of This Book Is a Secret and The Mysterious Benedict Society. Knock once if you can find it?but only members are allowed inside. This is one of those stories that start with a pig in a teeny hat. It?s not th Featuring a mysterious society, a secretive past, and a pig in a teeny hat, The Explorers: The Door in the Alley ...

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Title:The Door in the Alley
Author:Adrienne Kress
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:B01JEMR0NE
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Door in the Alley Reviews

  • Becky
    May 17, 2018
    First sentence: This story begins, like most stories do, with a pig wearing a teeny hat. And I'm sure right now you're thinking to yourself, I've read this story before. But please let me assure you that this isn't that pig in a teeny hat story you're reading, but the other one. The on...
  • Miriam
    May 30, 2018
    I wouldn't have picked this up from the blurb, but the art looks fun. ...
  • Brenda
    Jun 06, 2017
    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library 12 yo Sebastian is literal, logical, and practical. Each day he follows the same routine and likes it that way. That is until he and his cousin Arthur get into a fight and Arthur huff's off, leading Sebastian to follow him down an alley with a...
  • Rebecca
    Sep 21, 2018
    Sebastian's life has always been as logical as he, until some completely unexpected events (involving a pig in a teeny hat) lead him to the enigmatic but amazing Explorer's Society, whose headquarters could have been designed by Mr. Lemoncello. Even more unexpectedly, he gets a job the...
  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    May 03, 2017
    Pages read: 56 The Door in the Alley is a victim of the fact that I'm not super into any of my current reads, so one of them had to go. This book is cute and funny, and I'd have loved it as a wee thing, but I'm not invested as an adult. ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Apr 01, 2017
    E ARC from Netgalley.com Sebastian lives a well ordered existence with his staid, science loving family, and he is rather annoyed when his cousin Hubert takes him down an unexplored alleyway on their way home from school one day, making him five minutes late getting home. They see a...
  • Cory
    Jun 12, 2017
    Such a fun book! Can't wait for book #2! ...
  • Kathy Martin
    Nov 04, 2017
    Middle schoolers looking for action, adventure and footnotes won't want to miss THE DOOR IN THE ALLEY. Sebastian is a serious twelve-year-old attending a science and math magnet school. He is a rule follower. One day he discovers a sign on a door in an alley (that he only went down bec...
  • Jessica
    May 21, 2017
    So much fun! That was the first coherent thought that raced through my brain as I crossed the finish line of The Door in the Alley. Everyone knows that I love a good middle grade book. Coincidentally, my favorite type of middle grade book though, is the kind that doesn't talk down to i...
  • Katie Lawrence
    Feb 05, 2017
    This was such a rollicking, delightful read! I loved every second of this book and its quirky characters. Aspects of this reminded me of the more unique details of Series of Unfortunate Events (without the darkness those books tend to exude) while other aspects had the humor of Adam Gi...
  • Lindsay
    Jan 11, 2018
    Knock once if you can find it but only members are allowed inside. This is one of those stories that start with a pig in a teeny hat. It's not the one you're thinking about. (This story is way better than that one.) This pig-in-a-teeny-hat story starts when a very uninquisitive boy stu...
  • Tarryn
    Jun 02, 2017
    Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. First of all, let me say, if you're a fan of A Series of Unfortunate Events, read this. Because, while wholly lighter in tone, this book encompasses a lot of what made asoue so great. Endlessly humorous narration? Check. Kick ass kids? Check. Advent...
  • Heidi
    May 15, 2017
    With school winding down things at school have been really crazy. So I haven't managed to finish this book yet. But the part I have read is definitely amusing and strange. Sebastian stumbles upon the door in an alley near his home with a sign about the Explorer's Society, but he doesn'...
  • Marcie
    Jun 02, 2017
    he Explorers: The Door in the Alley is the newest release from Canadian author Adrienne Kress. There are certain things that always grab my attention when reading a book and animals in tiny hats is certainly one of them. Because you know something unusual is about to happen. The Explor...
  • Meg Iwanowski
    Apr 12, 2017
    Advanced Copy Courtesy Penguin Random House One word to describe this book in its entirety is quirky. A book that speaks my language. From the pig in his tiny hat to the cute chapter titles and light-hearted babbling footnotes, "The Explorers" is a book I recommend to young reade...
  • Dorine White
    May 23, 2017
    Sebastian is a very straight cut twelve-year-old. He does everything he's supposed to do and follows all the rules. A wrong turn one day leads him into an alley where he sees a lonely door with a sign that reads, "The Explorers Society." Inside the building he finds a bizarre landsc...
  • Pop Bop
    Apr 13, 2017
    Way Better Than the Blurbs Might Lead You to Suspect The reference in the blurb/summary to the pig-in-the-teeny-hat makes this book sound awfully twee. The gushing references to Trenton Stewart's "Mysterious Benedict Society" and Pseudonymous Bosch's "Secret Series" may grab one's a...
  • Jaclyn
    Jul 14, 2018
    The Door in the Alley was an utter delight! This adventurous tale featuring an adventurous girl and an unadventurous boy was full of whimsy and the unexpected. I was charmed! Not all authors can create a world and characters like Sebastian and Evie and still remain authentic - The Door...
  • Aeicha
    Mar 21, 2017
    Sebastian, a studious; no nonsense; all logic kind of boy, and Evie, an orphan who doesn?t mind a bit of nonsense and illogical adventure, are about to have their worlds collide. And it all starts with a pig in a teeny hat, a door in an alley, and a secret society full of explorers. ...
  • Amy Aelleah
    Mar 27, 2018
    You ever read a book that tries so hard to be cute and quirky and it just fails miserably for you? Yeah, that was this one for me. I love the idea of the book, I adored a previous book by this author that I read - but this book just doesn't work for me. Really, more than anything, it's...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Sep 09, 2017
    Kress, Adrienne The Door in the Alley (The Explorers #1), 305 pages. Delacorte (Random), 2017. $17. Content: G (mild danger). Arthur has always followed every single rule in his life. Then one day, instead of taking his normal path home, he follows his more reckless cousin up an unf...
  • Niki
    Aug 01, 2018
    The first book in The Explorers series, The Door in the Alley introduces readers to Sebastian, a young rule-following, very smart young boy, and Evie, an orphaned young girl with great determination, as well as a number of other colourful and interesting characters. In addition to maki...
  • ck
    Mar 22, 2017
    Advance copy courtesy Delacorte Press via Amazon Vine program Needs A New Ending spoiler-free review I am incredibly conflicted about this book. Right from the start, I loved the smart, bright wittiness Adrienne Kress brought to the page. Plays on words, a protagonist who wa...
  • ☘Tara Sheehan☘
    Apr 07, 2017
    I read this with my young daughter and she loved it. When it comes to these kinds of books I defer to her opinion since they?re written for her audience and not mine. I was happy we could find a new series to read together. She thought it was funny but still had moments that gave her...
  • Scott Fillner
    Jun 14, 2017
    Ss are going to ?this book! It has mystery, action, adv, strong chars & is the beginning of what seems to be a great series @AdrienneKress Ss are going to ??this book! It has mystery, action, adv, strong chars & is the beginning of what seems to be a great series @Adri...
  • Violet Sinclair
    Jul 06, 2017
    Main Reasons I LOVED This Book: -THE FREAKING COVER (look at it, tell me that isn't awesome) -ASOUE style writing -BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS -The footnotes -SEBASTIAN AND EVIE'S ADORABLE FRIENDSHIP (they are too pure for this world) -ANIMALS IN TEENY HATS -THE CHAPTER TITLES (In...
  • Mary
    Apr 29, 2017
    Was a good, not great book until the end. There was no ending. The book just sort of ended in mid-thought. Tacky. ...
  • Suzanne Maley
    Oct 03, 2017
    Can?t wait for #2! How can you go wrong with a pig in a hat. This one ends with a cliffhanger. ...
  • Katie
    Jan 16, 2017
    I LOVE this book. *Ahem Non-Spoiler review below. Ok, I have finally worked up the courage to post my first review on Good Reads. Go easy on me, folks. I was lucky enough to be given an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book. Don't tell anyone, but I didn't read it for w...
  • Natalie
    Dec 15, 2017
    I wasn't going to do any re-reading this year because I wanted my reading challenge to be all new-to-me books, but I found it impossible to get into the second book in this series (The Reckless Rescue) without reading this one again. This is in part due to the fact that there are a lot...