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James to the Rescue - (Masterpiece Adventures) by Elise Broach (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 112

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Readers

Series Title: Masterpiece Adventures

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Age Range: 9-12 years

Book theme: Chapter Books

Author: Elise Broach

Language: English

Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 24000014
UPC: 9781627793162
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-8296


"The characters have distinct personalities, the story is well-paced, and the focus on unlikely alliances and mutual trust suffuses the tale with warmth. Full of drama and heart, this is the kind of series that can show newly independent readers the power of a good story." --Kirkus Reviews

"The possibilities for adventure are endless, and young readers and teachers looking for a quick, satisfying read (and read-aloud) for the early primary grades will enjoy this installment and look forward to many more." --The Horn Book

"Broach strikes just the right tone in the dialogue and narrative, giving the beetles distinct personalities and dilemmas but always returning to the interspecies friendship at the heart of the series . . .Wonderful fare for transitional readers."-Booklist

Praise for The Adventures of Marvin and James:
"A winsome series debut . . . a sweet story of cross-species friendship." --Kirkus Reviews

"Just right for a younger crowd. . . . Despite the simplicity of Broach's pared-down sentences, the story brims with both emotion and moments of quiet wisdom." --Publishers Weekly

"New readers will be rewarded for the effort by this page-turning adventure, which is written throughout with emotional authenticity and illustrated with lively pen-and-ink illustrations in a brown and gray palette, ending with a very satisfying conclusion." --The Horn Book

"Inventive . . . Broach . . . packs this fast-moving story with perennially seductive themes: hidden lives and secret friendships, miniature worlds lost to disbelievers . . . Broach and Kelly show readers something new." --Publishers Weekly, starred review on Masterpiece

"Delightful intricacies of beetle life . . . blend seamlessly with the suspenseful caper as well as the sentimental story of a complicated-but-rewarding friendship . . . Murphy's charming pen-and-ink drawings populate the short chapters of this funny, winsome novel." --Kirkus Reviews on Masterpiece

"This marvelous story is sure to be a hit." --School Library Journal on Masterpiece

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