Friday, June 17, 2011
Boys and girls alike will love the brother and sister team of Coke and Pepsi McDonald as they find out they were secretly enrolled in a program for gifted kids. Their mission? To save the world. Obstacles? Bad guys and encrypted messages. Weapons? Cool inventions that will get any kid's imagination running wild!
Parents will love that their kids are reading about this cross-country adventure, as the McDonald family makes its way across the continental United States, starting in California and making their way east to New York. They stop at interesting (real) landmarks and run into challenges along the way.
Mission Unstoppable grabs the reader with the first line: "There were ten items on Coke McDonald's to-do list on June 17, but JUMP OFF A CLIFF was not one of them."
The Genius Files is also an interactive reading experience. Dan Gutman instructs readers to go onto Google Maps (with a parent's permission) to follow the trip, along major highways and off-the-beaten-path roads, showing the reader how Coke and Pepsi get to the very real places they visit.
It's funny. It's smart. It's fast-paced and exciting!
Add The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable to your child's summer reading list - it has everything we have come to love about Dan Gutman's books!
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Dan Gutman - official website
About the Book:
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (January 25, 2011)
Dan Gutman has written many weird books for kids. He lives in New Jersey (a very weird place) with his weird wife and two weird children.
Dan Gutman is also known for his My Weird School (Mr. Sunny is Funny) series, his new My Weirder School (Miss Child has Gone Wild) series, Baseball Card Adventures (Ted and Me), and his Million Dollar (The Million Dollar Shot) series, as well as several stand-alone middle grade books (Nightmare at the Book Fair).
The Genius Files #2: Never Say Genius - coming January 2012
*Disclosure: A Review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.
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