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Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Explore Now. Buy As Gift. Overview When a Faberge egg is stolen and makes an appearance on the black market, Charlie's ex-con dad is an immediate suspect. But the Skateboard Detectives know that he's been set up, and they know just how to get the real criminals bang to rights Product Details About the Author. About the Author Andrew Fusek Peters has written and edited many books for all ages, many critically acclaimed.
These include poetry collections, picture books, storybooks, anthologies, plays, graphic novels, verse novels and fiction. Andrew is also an experienced performer and workshop leader who has visited over schools since Average Review. Write a Review.
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She is View Product. All About: The Industrial Revolution. The book offers a chronological political history of the Industrial Revolution, as well as chapters The book offers a chronological political history of the Industrial Revolution, as well as chapters on the major themes.
Topics include developments in technology, the factory system and working life for men, women and children, education in factories and schools, Codename Quicksilver 3: Burning Sky. Zak is sent on a mission to the US, but the plan goes horribly awry Zak is sent on a mission to the US, but the plan goes horribly awry for Zak and his fellow agents when their plane is hijacked.
A harrowing flight turns into a desperate bid for survival. Zak is stranded on Dark Lord 3: Eternal Detention. San can hack into anything, Ben is a peerless free-runner, Break is superb on a skateboard and Charlie, well, might be a year younger than the others, but she's a superb athlete and Danny's daughter, so she even more determined to crack the case. The ensuing adventure sees them plan heists and prison break outs, impersonate Russian antique specialists, meet up with master forgers and make a rather worrying acquaintance with London's sewers.
And that's before we even mention the baddies. Parkour, skateboarding and gymnastics give our junior sleuths the edge over the nasty, greasy, fat criminals and there's barely time to take a breath, there's so much action going on. The goodies are good, the baddies are bad and ugly but there are one or two characters in between, preventing it from slipping into comic book territory. The chase to prove Danny's innocence is fairly straightforward but it is jolly exciting and extremely attractive.
Skateboard Detectives: Priceless!
Confident readers of mid primary age will approach it as easily as the more reluctant readers in the early secondary years. It's good stuff. The second instalment, Diamonds Are For Evil, has also recently been released. Priceless is a fast-paced action read with a twist.
Between them they are experts at skateboarding Break , free-running Ben , hacking into all kinds of computers Sanjay and circus style skills Charlie. But they have people on their side too, and an egg with a special secret to find. Loyalty and friendship emerge as the underlying strengths of the young characters, determined to unravel the truth behind the Faberge scam. Peters creates engaging role models, and menacing villains, and produces a novel with far greater depths than might at first be anticipated. Along the way he makes some interesting historical connections, and proves how effectively cinematographic flashback techniques can be used in narrative.
A book to inspire young readers.