Review Blog

Sep 09 2010

Operation Tango Two-Two by D. J. Stutley

cover image

Bushytail Books 2009. ISBN 978 0747595021.
This is another in the series involving the siblings Kelly, Doug, Arron and Keryn who live with their friend Tori, and their guardian Scott, a detective sergeant. At school, Kelly befriends the quiet new girl Joanna.
Joanna's mother is killed in a hit and run accident, leaving her with no one to turn to, or so it seems. Kelly invites Joanna to live with her while things are sorted out. And there is more to sort out than one initially thinks. Who is Joanna? Who was her mother? Where is the rest of her family? Who is Berto? Why is Joanna on the run? Is she in danger?
Unlike the first book in the series, Operation Foxtrot Five, D.J. Stutley writes this book from multiple perspectives. The reader sees various sides of the story, Joanna's, Kelly's, and Scott's, and so can make predictions about what could happen.
Operation Tango Two-Two is an easy read, moves along steadily in an almost predictable linear fashion. It would appeal to Middle school readers who want a quick uncomplicated read with a bit of mystery. It could be used to encourage reluctant readers, or those who find reading a chore.
S. Whittaker

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
2017 Children's Peace Literature Award Short List
Inkys Awards 2017
2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award
2017 NSW Premier's History Awards
The Queensland Literary Awards 2017
CBCA Awards 2017 winners
Environment Award for Children's Literature 2017
Speech Pathology shortlist 2017
2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
2017 Branford Boase Award
2017 UKLA Book Awards

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Bookmark and poster templates