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Sep 01 2011

Battle of the Mutants: Aquaterros by Mac Park

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Scholastic , 2011. ISBN 978 1 92168 430 2.
This story is part of the Boy vs Beast series which has been written with large font to assist reluctant readers.
It has a science fiction flavour and is filled with technological gadgets. There are elements of computer game playing with the way the border guards, who are hoping to become border masters, go about their daily tasks of guarding the border wall and keeping earth safe. The base where the guards are is a series of secret tunnels and passages.
Alternatively the beasts live in four main areas - rock, water, air and land. There is a constant battle by the beasts to infiltrate the base on earth.
The battle sequence is depicted in cartoon format. The illustrations provide screen vision, gadget diagrams and special message pods that enhance the story and aid the readers understanding of the battle occurring.
Tracy Glover

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