Sabtu, 26 November 2016


Grade 5-8-These are, at best, mediocre biographies. Because the authors' sources were primarily Web sites (many that no longer exist) and magazine articles, there is basically no new information presented on these figures. The dull texts on Jordan and Hingis read like high school term papers, and the coverage of the tennis star is a hodgepodge of jumbled information. Very little is available about Maradona, the retired Argentine soccer star, and Goodall does a respectable job of creating a readable book. All three titles have a few poor-quality, black-and-white photographs. Barb Lawler, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Gr 4–8—Child's newest character is actually an old fictional favorite of her previous protagonist Clarice Bean (Clarice Bean, That's Me, Orchard, 2014). In this first adventure, 13-year-old Ruby Redford, a genius code-breaker with Sherlock Holmes-like observational skills, finds herself unwillingly working for the international spy agency Spectrum after the entire contents of her house are stolen. With her best friend, Clancy Crew, no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Digby, and svelte butler/undercover Spectrum agent Hitch, wise-cracking Ruby may just solve the case and, with the help of some spectacular gadgets, even save the world. Rachael Stirling brings to life the dry-witted, sometimes snarky heroine, but listeners may either love Clancy's nasal whine or find it appropriately annoying. Some of the code-breaking challenges are made more difficult without the accompanying images, but those can be found on the website VERDICT Recommended for students who love Nancy Drew or other mysteries with female protagonists.—Chani Craig, Converse Middle School, Palmer, MA --This text refers to the   edition.


Kieron Gillen is a British comic book writer and former computer game and music journalist. He is known for his creator-owned comic Phonogram, created with artist Jamie McKelvie, published by Image Comics, and for numerous projects for Marvel Comics, such as Journey into Mystery and Uncanny X-Men.Salvador Larroca is a Spanish comic book artist, primarily known for his work on various X-Men titles.