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The Resource Menace from the deep, Michael P. Spradlin

Menace from the deep, Michael P. Spradlin

Label
Menace from the deep
Title
Menace from the deep
Statement of responsibility
Michael P. Spradlin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Emmet Doyle is not in the best mood when he arrives in Florida City. His father is a wildlife biologist, and has been summoned to the Everglades, dragging Emmet along with him. Though still in mourning from losing his mom a year ago, Emmet's trying hard to keep a good attitude. Upon their arrival, however, things quickly get weird. Dr. Rosalita Geaux, the Park Superintendent, wastes no time in revealing the reason she called Emmet's father to Florida. A strange creature was recently found dead in the park, and upon seeing it, it becomes clear to everyone that this is not a native species. This is man-made. Deep in the swamp, someone has been experimenting to create a new breed of apex predator. And they're about to set them loose
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Storyline
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Review
Grades 4-7 The Killer Species series starts off promisingly with a story of ecoterrorism in the Everglades. Sixth-grader Emmet Doyle is bitterly unhappy when his father, a National Park Service scientist, is reposted from Montana to Florida, right on the heels of Emmet’s mother’s death. When they first meet the Everglades Park superintendent and her son, Calvin, Emmet finds a lot more to fuel his anger: Calvin’s widowed mother and his dad quickly grow fond of each other; Calvin, exceedingly bright and accomplished but prone to shrugging off any other boy’s concerns, makes for a frustrating friend; Emmet’s new science teacher is a bully; and mutant owl-alligator hybrids preying on pythons threaten to put the park in danger. Most of the narrative follows Emmet’s viewpoint, with injections of the mutant breeder’s diabolical world and glimpses into Dr. Doyle’s pursuit of the villain. Both Emmet and Calvin talk and act with realistic preteen cleverness and humor. Well plotted to keep the suspense at full throttle, Spradlin’s latest also has enough science to engage young sci-fi fans. -- Goldsmith, Francisca (Reviewed 08-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 22)
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10231284
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Spradlin, Michael P
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
770L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Reading level
5.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Killer species
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters
  • Monsters
  • Everglades (Fla.)
  • Everglades (Fla.)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Menace from the deep, Michael P. Spradlin
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
954906
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9780545506717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780545506717
  • (OCoLC)820632224
Label
Menace from the deep, Michael P. Spradlin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
954906
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9780545506717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780545506717
  • (OCoLC)820632224

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