There is a half-hearted attempt to include historic photos, but they are so poorly integrated into the text frames that they distract, rather than illuminate as they do in the original novels. This perhaps might be a purchase to make for engaging reluctant readers, but it really lacks the uniqueness, character sketches, and cliff-hanging action that make this series so good.
Voigt, Cynthia. Mister Max: The Book of Kings. Iacopo Bruno. Ages Voigt finishes her trilogy that began with The Book of Lost Things when protagonist, year-old Max Starling, on a trip to the fictional South American country of Andesia to rescue his parents who have been held captive as the king and queen of the country. Cleverly persuading his king to send a diplomatic embassy to Andesia, Max takes his grandmother, tutor, friend businessman, and two young men acting as servants on the journey that takes them on both and land sea, in an increasingly arduous expedition.
Full-page black-and-white illustrations expand the understanding of the characters and setting. The threads winding throughout the plots of the three books are all nicely wound up, but the ending leaves room for more stories about Max. Newbery Medal and Margaret Edwards Award winner Voigt has been delighting young readers for 25 years, beginning with Homecoming, the first in the Tillerman cycle. Schlitz, Laura Amy. The Hired Girl.
Candlewick, Life in the early 20 th century was especially hard for females, including year-old Joan Skraggs who was condemned to loveless hard labor for her farmer father and male siblings after her beloved mother dies. Pretending to be 18 and calling herself Janet, the impetuous teenager finds herself falling for the older son, David, after he flirts with her and enjoys her quick mind.
Her budding romance lacks a traditional ending but shows growth in the well-developed character. Sweet Ladies! McGhee, Alison. Firefly Hollow. Atheneum, Two tiny creatures have big dreams—Firefly of flying into outer space and Cricket of playing baseball like Yogi Berra. Neither one fits into their individual rigid societies which try to keep the members from venturing outside and train them to fear the giants aka human beings. Sweet and charming, the novel is destined to be a classic. Kelly, Jacqueline. The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate.
Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure (Book #4 of The Neil Flambe Capers) By Kevin Sylvester
Holt, Despite the societal restraints that face year-old Calpurnia Tate in Texas, the intrepid protagonist of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate continues to overcome these in her drive to learn about science and protect her younger brother Travis who keeps trying to adopt unsuitable pets. The droll humor of a Southwest voice lends delight as Callie collaborates with her grandfather to learn about the incoming hurricane that devastated Galveston, copes with the older cousin who takes over her room, and convinces the newly arrived veterinarian that she is capable of helping him.
I'll give this book a 4. Jan 24, Gemma rated it really liked it Shelves: kids. This was my first Neil Flambe reading and I have to say, I was not expecting such a fun, hilarious story! I loved the characters with their catch phrases and quirks, the puns that flew which way throughout, the emphasis on food and cooking who knew I would actually learn how to make a perfectly delectable omelette?? I think what I especially like about the Neil Flambe book is its unique character: a teenage, business-running, mys This was my first Neil Flambe reading and I have to say, I was not expecting such a fun, hilarious story!
I think what I especially like about the Neil Flambe book is its unique character: a teenage, business-running, mystery-solving, successful chief. Normally I'd think, "A chief who This book's definitely got me curious about the others in its series! Feb 03, David Polegato rated it liked it Shelves: silverbirch Neil Flambe and the Tokyo Treasure treasure is an adventuress book that doesn't always succeed. The plot involves world renowned chef Neil Flambe. His cousin Larry's manga comic was starting to take off so his illustrator invited him to Tokyo.
Though when he got there things went awry as Larry and his illustrator were caught in a storm where the ship they were on sank and killed them. Neil in absolute disbelief finds a clue and subsequently flies down to Tokyo to search for his cousin. Of cou Neil Flambe and the Tokyo Treasure treasure is an adventuress book that doesn't always succeed. Of course since he is Neil Flambe he gets into all sorts of adventures.
This book constantly kept me interested wanting to know more. This is a book that should be read, but only after you've read the first three books. Mar 24, Carson rated it really liked it Shelves: silver-birch To me it's a little slow at the start, but then it get's alot better. Getting off of that, Neil flambe and the tokyo treasure is about neil who is sad to hear about his cousins death Larry, who died by being sunk while on a whale protesting ship in japan. But Neil soons finds clues that make it pretty certain that Larry is alive.
So Neil and Nakamura travel to tokyo t i really liked neil flambe and the tokyo treasure. So Neil and Nakamura travel to tokyo to find Larry na dprove everybody wrong. Oct 08, Tian Lin rated it it was amazing Shelves: adventure , mystery , series , fiction , january This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. This book is about a person named Larry who decided to go to Tokyo to meet up with this man named Hiro so they could work on the manga they were working on in person. Very suddenly there was news about Larry and Hiro lost at sea, Neil Flambe, Larry's cousin, went to Tokyo to search for him. Neil brought his friends along with him to Tokyo to solve the mystery together.
During the search for Larry Neil also had to go for cooking duels. I picked this book because I've read the other Neil Flambe boo This book is about a person named Larry who decided to go to Tokyo to meet up with this man named Hiro so they could work on the manga they were working on in person.
I picked this book because I've read the other Neil Flambe books and I really enjoyed all of them. I finished this book because I really enjoyed the suspense and the mystery in this book.https://dff-karlsruhe.de/wp-includes/map20.php
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I would recommend it to whoever likes mystery and adventure books books. Mar 24, Pontiki rated it it was amazing. Best book so far! Neil faces the tragedy of losing his cousin Larry, but ends up on a chase to find out if Larry is actually alive, and also to solve another mystery, this time involving treasure hunting in Japan. Add to that a crazy cooking duel series, a bunch of good friends, and it's an exciting, fun-filled adventure. Love Isabella in this book, very strong, yet kind, a force to be reckoned with. Bravo for a match for the teenage cooking whiz! Jul 09, Zoe rated it it was amazing.
Another great read. This book I found quite different from the others. It really focused on the qualities of one characters, Larry. There were a lot of twists and turns. You are always on your toes because you never know what will happen next. It does a good job of confusing as well as intriguing you so that you're sure to come back. It would only make sense for me to read the next book in the series. I'm looking forward to it.
Feb 26, Paula rated it really liked it Shelves: children-s , silver-birch So much fun! Neil's character has really taken on shape and dimension since the first book which I thought dragged. I like the kid. And the other characters. But what I really loved was Sylvester's talent for piling the unbelievable on the outrageous. A dense, fast-paced, preposterous plot that kept the surprises coming to the last drop. And the whole thing held together about as tightly as I needed it to, given how much fun I was having along the way. Mar 29, Dana rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery , chapter-books.
Funny, entertaining mystery about a teenage chef who goes to Tokyo to find his missing and assumed dead cousin. He also enters a cook off sponsored by an evil Japanese man who enjoys unusual foods. Characters all have distinct personalities. Mystery has enough layers to make the story fairly sophisticated for young readers. I read this out of order, but minus a couple of references to the previous book, it reads well as a stand-alone. Lots of interesting information about Japan, though without doing any research I have no way of knowing whether the author's facts are accurate or if the details are imaginative.
Either way, an enjoyable addition to the Neil Flambe series.
Dec 17, Gavin rated it really liked it Shelves: silver-birch Neil Flambe and the Tokyo Treasure was fantastic book! This book was a mix of funny and adventurous mystery book that I think anyone looking for a mystery book or something new to read. It was certainly a new book for me! Nov 16, Victoria rated it really liked it.
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I think that the book was very great. It was very funny and very interesting. Feb 25, Beka rated it really liked it. Definitely one of the better Neil Flambe books. I'm glad that he's finally maturing into a semi-normal person. Update: I spent over a week attempting to read the fifth book in the series. I just couldn't get into it, so I think my time with this series is done. Jan 15, Janet rated it it was amazing. I just love this series. It is quite fun, with lots of dry wit and humour. The fact that the author is Canadian makes for some great place names and facts.
This isn't a book for sissies though, there is quite a bit of violence, which could be hard for some younger readers. As an adult it is okay. Great book for grade students. Adventure, mystery with exciting twists at the end. Mar 17, Chloe rated it liked it Shelves: silver-birch I found this an ok book but, it had an amzing setting and plot. I wouldn't say this is a most read. Jan 17, Tiffany rated it really liked it Shelves: children , mystery. I really liked this book! It was extremely action packed.
The only reason I did't give it 5 stars is the violence was a little disturbing. Sooooo interesting It is interesting because it has tons of twists and turns. I am really exited to read the next book. I got to read an advance copy -- it's coming out soon, and it's a worthy 4th book in the series. Fun, and fast-paced! Mar 26, Donna rated it really liked it Shelves: childrens , finished Silly, fun. Fast-moving and lots of good food and cooking.
Sep 30, Audry added it. I liked this whole series. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. Young Adult. About Kevin Sylvester. Kevin Sylvester.
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MINRs2 is out. MINRs3 will be released in Can her fairy goaltender come to the rescue? Kevin has been a broadcaster on national radio in Canada for years and years and has covered eight Olympic Games. He also produced documentaries on topics ranging from racism in hockey to the history of church bells in Canada. He now splits his time between his attic studio in Toronto and the radio. He was named a Massey Journalism Scholar in and used the time to study theology at the University of Toronto.
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