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The doomsday box, Herbie Brennan

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The doomsday box
Title
The doomsday box
Statement of responsibility
Herbie Brennan
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Language
eng
Summary
Working on a highly-classified espionage project, four English teenagers go back in time to the Cold War in 1962 to prevent a global outbreak of the bubonic plague in the twenty-first century
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Review
  • Grades 6-9 The British teen spies from The Shadow Project (2009), gifted with powers of astral projection, gear up for another mission, this time traveling back in time. It’s a convoluted web of logic that gets them to 1962 Moscow to halt a deadly outbreak of the Black Death imported from the fourteenth century, but their run-ins with the KGB are the stuff of classic spy thrillers. Curiously, the action is far more subdued in this sequel than the first book, but the zippy pacing and some tasty paranormal brain-candy combine for an ultimately enjoyable read. -- Chipman, Ian (Reviewed 02-15-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 12, p76)
  • Gr 5 – 9 — Building on an urban legend about U.S. World War II-era time-travel experiments, Brennan crafts a plot around the dangers of time travel and germ warfare. In this sequel to The Shadow Project (HarperCollins, 2010), his four modern British teens are sent to 1962 to warn a CIA operative that his future actions will unleash a deadly plague that will destroy civilization. With the fate of humanity resting squarely on their young shoulders, the protagonists are pushed through a secret time portal on Long Island and land in Langley, VA, at the height of the Cold War. From there it is on to Soviet Russia, hot on the heels of secret agent "Cobra," who is working under deep cover. The book doesn't really succeed as science fiction but the spy angle will attract some readers. While several plot elements stretch credulity to very near the breaking point, there is plenty of action with harrowing chases and even some good, old-fashioned KGB torture. That, along with the "only these kids can save the world" theme, will attract readers looking for a quick, entertaining adventure. Fans of Robert Muchamore's "Cherub" series (S & S) and Anthony Horowitz's "Alex Rider" books (Philomel) may enjoy this one.—Anthony C. Doyle, Livingston High School, CA --Anthony C. Doyle (Reviewed April 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 4, p168)
  • Terrorism is once again the theme in this sequel to The Shadow Project (2010). But this time the threat comes from a time-traveling CIA agent who doesn't realize what he's unleashed on the present-day "future." It's up to a team of four teenagers with astral-projection talents to find the agent, isolate him in the past and warn him about the future. It sounds simple enough, but like all good plans, it goes sadly awry. Before you know it, this daring team is cast adrift in 1960s Russia, where the Cold War is colder than ever. Will they be able to find the undercover agent named Cobra while dodging the KGB...who only wants them dead? Is there an unknown fly in the ointment? Will they make it back to their future? Does the world even have a future? Well populated with interesting characters, this story is nicely paced and told, a solid sequel that indicates there is room for more. (Science fiction. 10 & up)(Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2010)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
384439
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brennan, Herbie
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 010-up
  • HL780L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 9
Reading level
5.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Shadow Project adventure
Series volume
0002
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plague
  • Cold War
  • Time travel
  • Extrasensory perception
  • Spies
  • Plague
  • Cold War
  • Time travel
  • Extrasensory perception
  • England
  • England
Target audience
pre adolescent
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a Shadow Project adventure
Label
The doomsday box, Herbie Brennan
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
817168
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780061756474
Lccn
2010015947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780061756474
Label
The doomsday box, Herbie Brennan
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
817168
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780061756474
Lccn
2010015947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780061756474

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