The Monster Missions

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062894380

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About the Author

Laura Martin writes historical romances with an adventurous undercurrent. When not writing she spends her time working as a doctor in Cambridgeshire, where she lives with her husband. In her spare moments Laura loves to lose herself in a book, and has been known to read from cover to cover in a single day when the story is particularly gripping. She also loves to travel--especially to visit historical sites and far-flung shores.

Reviews

"Martin continues to delight both dinosaur lovers and techno geeks with her effectively conceived and well-written tales. In this fun and fast-moving sequel to The Ark Plan, the adventure starts with a bang and never stops. An exciting thriller."--School Library Journal (on Code Name Flood)
PRAISE FOR Hoax for Hire: "The author piles hoaxes atop hoaxes on the way to a climactic end. The McNeil motto, 'Keep the Legends Alive, ' takes on new meaning for Grayson, as it will for readers."--Booklist
PRAISE FOR THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION SERIES: "Martin's long-standing fascination with dinosaurs is delightfully evident, and her spunky human characters realistically interact with them. From one adrenaline-charged scene to another, the kids use their ingenuity to escape from or work with the prehistoric creatures. This exciting conclusion to Martin's 2-part adventure series will keep readers on the edge of their seats."--Booklist (on Code Name Flood)
PRAISE FOR Float: "A fun, funny, and fast-paced summer camp romp full of pranks, plot-twists and goofy superpowers. Emerson's adventures (and misadventures) teach us that the greatest power of all comes from the friends who push us to overcome our perceived limitations and make the most of every moment."--John David Anderson, author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day
"Martin conjures a sense of wonder and whimsy."--Publishers Weekly
"With lots of action, great dialogue, and plenty of humor, Martin's style and tone are reminiscent of Gordon Korman and Dan Gutman."--School Library Journal
Martin expertly weaves the story through both Regan's and Elliot's perspectives, capturing their innermost emotions, especially their motivations and fears. Their history-based missions and inevitable friendship will appeal to fans of action-packed dystopian stories like the Hunger Games trilogy or Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. This is the "grown-up" version of the beloved Magic Tree House chapter books, and it doesn't disappoint in honoring that legacy.--Booklist
Praise for Glitch: [Maintains] the energy of a sci-fi adventure and the complexity of historical fiction. The fast-paced plot features plucky, well-developed characters, and first-person narration works due to each character's strong voice. Martin's rules of time travel are simple enough for younger readers to follow, and the historical settings are comprehensive and thorough. With its dynamic plot, engaging characters, and sci-fi/historical fiction blend, this title will pull in a huge variety of readers, all of whom will be racing to see how the story ends.--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Martin's cryptid caper holds its own."--Kirkus Reviews
"The family dynamics at play are convincing. The novel ends satisfyingly."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Simply superb. Martin's novel feels exactly like summer camp should; the antics of the boys and the friendships they develop will make readers wish they were roasting marshmallows in the woods with their best friends."--Booklist
A solid choice for readers who like history with their mystery.--Kirkus Reviews
"In this clever take on Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park, the tale is reimagined on a worldwide scale. The characters are developed, and the postapocalyptic world is well imagined and replete with detail. The plot moves forward briskly, with a few good twists, and the ending sets up neatly for a sequel. Nonstop action, marauding dinosaurs, and kids on the run: What's not to like? This is a great buy for the sci-fi adventure-loving crowd."--School Library Journal (on The Ark Plan)