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The Books of the
Red Hand Adventures



An exhilarating middle-reader historical fiction series for children (and adults) looking for a modern twist on classic tales of adventure.

Set in the early 1900's as the world marches toward it's first global war, Tariq, Aseem, Fez, and Margaret cross seas and continents to battle villains, seek justice, and try to unlock the secrets of the mysterious legend of the Red Hand.

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Press & Awards

O’Neill continues to work his magic. The ingredients are irresistible: spycraft, magic, international travels, cultural rituals, derring-do, fights...exotic locations, and many chances for the young characters to prove their courage, fortitude, cleverness, and resilience.... Another thrilling, well-woven adventure installment.

Kirkus Reviews
(on Ghosts of the Hindu Kush)

Bronze Medal Winner for Best Book Series—Moonbeam Children's Book Award

Official Selection of the National Battle of the Books

Thieves of the Black Sea named a "Best Book of 2017" by Kirkus Reviews

Gold Medal Winner—Independent Book Publisher's Living Now Award

2015 Seal of Excellence
for Kids Chapter Books Creative Child Awards

O’Neill has an eye for detail, atmosphere, and action… this is a rousing period piece that ends on a cliffhanger.

Publisher's Weekly
(on Rebels of the Kasbah)

O’Neill [is] an Ian Fleming for the middle-reader set… The pages will likely fly by far too quickly….

Kirkus Reviews
(on Thieves of the
Black Sea)

In The Press

About the Author


Joe O’Neill was inspired to write the Red Hand Adventures while on safari in Sri Lanka. As he was driving along in an old jeep, under the full moon casting silhouettes of wild elephants against the jungle wall, the image of a rebel orphan in old Morocco popped into his head. While he wishes he could take credit for the idea, it was a story that was already out there, waiting to be told. Joe is the CEO and founder of Waquis Global Services. He is also the founder and owner of an independent middle school focused on a next generation approach to education that connects students to their community and then to the world. Joe loves soccer and is a fanatical supporter of Liverpool FC and his local team, the Portland Timbers. He lives in the Columbia Gorge in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, daughter, dog, and 3 cats

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