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Dec 06 2010

Captain Mack and the giant squid by John Lomas-Bullivant

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Walker Books, 2010. ISBN 9781406323603.
(Age 6-10) Graphic novel. In the first of a series, Captain Mack has to prove that he can save a submarine trapped between rocks deep in the ocean. But there is a monster squid there that makes it difficult for him! After this daring rescue, Captain Mack comes home to find that there is a Space Monster invasion at Sunshine City causing panic and mayhem. His old foe, Tracy Trickster has been up to her tricks again. What can he do about it?
This colourful graphic novel, with its easy story line and  short sentences, is aimed at newly independent readers, especially boys.  The action in the story is suspenseful and is sure to interest the young reader. The comic book type illustrations are also appealing.
The humour in both the illustrations and dialogue add interest to what should prove to be a popular series with the very young who will also delight in the silliness and naughtiness of Tracy Trickster.
Pat Pledger

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