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The Resource Teen Boat! : the race for Boatlantis, by Dave Roman and John Green

Teen Boat! : the race for Boatlantis, by Dave Roman and John Green

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Teen Boat! : the race for Boatlantis
Title
Teen Boat!
Title remainder
the race for Boatlantis
Title number
2
Title part
The race for Boatlantis
Statement of responsibility
by Dave Roman and John Green
Title variation
TeenBoat!
Title variation remainder
the race for Boatlantis
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Language
eng
Summary
"Teen Boat has always felt different from the other kids at Dockside High, which makes sense, since he's the only student who can transform into a small yacht. Now, just before graduation, Teen Boat embarks on an epic quest of self-discovery. He learns of a mysterious city called Boatlantis, where boats are at the top of the social ladder. Is it too good to be true? Has he finally found the place where a half boy/half boat belongs? Or wlil he always be torn between two worlds?"--Page 4 of cover
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  • Grades 5-8 In this sequel to Teen Boat! (2012), high-school senior Teen Boat must compete with the half human-half robot son of oil tycoon Richard Walet, now known as Copperface for the metal mask he wears, in the Orca’s Cup boat race. Teen Boat manages to win the race, which determines who is worthy to find Boatlantis, a fabled underwater world where boats rule. Copperface wants to steal the power that gives Boatlantis boats their spark of life. Complicating matters are Teen Boat’s best friend Joey being a half human-half iceberg (icebergs and boats aren’t supposed to get along) and the inhabitants of Boatlantis not really trusting hybrid Teen Boat. Readers willing to accept the wacky premise will enjoy the story, colorfully illustrated by Green, that promises all the “angst of being a teen” and the “thrill of being a boat.” Fans of Roman’s Astronaut Academy graphic novels will enjoy this as well, if only for Roman’s brand of humor. At its heart, however, readers will find a heartening story of true friendship despite differences underlying the crazy high jinks. -- Kan, Kat (Reviewed 2/15/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 12)
  • Gr 5 – 8 — Teen Boat, a teen boy who can transform into a yacht, returns for another adventure in this sequel to Teen Boat! (Clarion, 2012). When given the chance to live full-time as a boat in Boatlantis with his submarine father, he is torn. Is he a boat or a boy? Teen Boat also finds a nemesis in TeenBot, a boy who's part-boy, part-robot, and part captain's chair. Then Teen Boat finds out that his best friend Joey descends from a boat's mortal enemy: icebergs. Older, savvier readers may not embrace the goofy concept, but younger tweens and teens will enjoy the numerous boat puns and the bright, cheerful cartoon illustrations. With its wholesome hero and high school love triangles, this work is "Archie" (DC Comics) with boats. VERDICT A light, silly read with middle school appeal.—Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library --Lisa Goldstein (Reviewed September 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 9, p174)
  • The Teen Boat graphic novels have such a perfect premise that they almost don't read as parody. The main character of the series turns into a boat when he gets water in his ear. It's not much sillier than the Ranma 1/2 comics, whose characters can switch gender or turn into pandas. But the concept is so hilarious that no story could possibly live up to it. Where do you go after someone has turned into a boat? In this case, Teen Boat joins the football team, competes in a boat race, and tries to find other boats like him. It's engaging enough but not especially funny. There are, of course, puns, and they're all unforgivable. ("I've always been the boat of everyone's jokes.") A greater problem than bad puns is that Teen Boat's actions are often indefensible. He passes over his best friend to date a cheerleader, then immediately asks his friend to dump her date and dance with him. The plot moves much too slowly, but sometimes the book is exactly as ridiculous as it ought to be. When Teen Boat is stranded in the middle of a dry football field, with a tiny team uniform on his prow, even a terrible pun can't spoil the joke. Bright spots aside, this parody of self-obsessed teen protagonists is so successful it gives readers no cause to root for the hero. (Graphic fantasy. 12-15) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2015)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446734
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roman, Dave
Dewey number
741.5 R758tr 2015
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG+
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Reading level
3.5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Green, John
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True
Series statement
Teen Boat!
Series volume
0002
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Teenagers
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Teen Boat! : the race for Boatlantis, by Dave Roman and John Green
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1417235
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
150 pages
Isbn
9780547865638
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015932323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547865638
  • (OCoLC)898052982
Label
Teen Boat! : the race for Boatlantis, by Dave Roman and John Green
Publication
Copyright
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
1417235
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
150 pages
Isbn
9780547865638
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015932323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547865638
  • (OCoLC)898052982

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