“ Creature Keepers and the Swindled Soil-Soles” by Peter Nelson & Rohitash Rao is a story about Bigfoot and a secret society called the Creature Keepers. The main characters are Syd (aka Bigfoot), Jordan, and Abbie. Syd is kind of lazy because he watches TV and eats grubs all day long. Jordan is always being mistaken for his grandfather because they look so similar. Abbie, Jordan’s older sister, is a good leader and she becomes a general toward the end of the book.
The Creature Keepers society is a secret society that works to keep the creatures of the world safe from people. The members of this society hide and help the creatures. This story goes all over North America to South America. This book is a little different because as you read along, the story splits into two parts. For example, one chapter focuses on Syd, and then the next chapter focuses on Izzy, another monster.
My favorite part of the book is when Chupacabra, a monster that sucks the blood of livestock, tries to make a Megathrust, which is basically an enormous earthquake that would break apart North America. It wouldn’t affect him, though, because he can manipulate fire to change into a different shape. The Creature Keepers stopped him from his plan but he escaped.
I loved this book because it was very funny and is just a really good book. It is an easy book to read but just a bit hard to follow. It is a great book for kids 8 or 9 and up. There were some black and white pictures which were helpful to the story. The book is 371 pages long. This is the second book in the series. The first book is called “Creature Keepers and the Hijacked Hydro-Hide.”