Scaly Tale (Ripley RBI Series #1)

Scaly Tale (Ripley RBI Series #1)

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Join the RBI—a group of teen agents with special gifts—on a series of action-packed adventures as they travel the world!

The Florida swamplands are home to hungry gators, wild electrical storms, and a most unusual creature. Sightings of a strange lizard-like animal reach Ripley High and the RBI are sent to investigate. During their search, the RBI agents

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Join the RBI—a group of teen agents with special gifts—on a series of action-packed adventures as they travel the world!

The Florida swamplands are home to hungry gators, wild electrical storms, and a most unusual creature. Sightings of a strange lizard-like animal reach Ripley High and the RBI are sent to investigate. During their search, the RBI agents find themselves in the middle of a high-speed airboat chase, a swarm of rats, a mysterious treasure hunt, and DUL agents in disguise. But then that’s nothing unusual when you’re a member of the RBI!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
"Ripley's Bureau of Investigation (RBI): Fact or Fiction" is a series of stories about kids trained to determine the authenticity of various purported phenomena around the world. If the item in question is found to be authentic, it can be included in the "Ripley's Believe It or Not" database. In this story, a trio of investigators—Jack, who's good with animals; Zia, who can predict lightning; Kobe, who knows about various tribal customs—is off the investigate sightings of a lizard man in the Florida Everglades. They have to be on guard against the scurrilous Department of Unbelievable Lies (DUL) dudes, who try to disrupt the RBI inquiries, sometimes violently. All sorts of problems beset the stalwart threesome, but they manage to outwit their foes and meet the lizard man (a.k.a. Joshua Tucker). He turns out to be a shy fellow who just wants to be left alone, so he's disguised himself with tattoos, a split tongue, long nails and a tail to look like a lizard. In this guise, he can study and protect the reptiles he loves. The kids gather Joshua's information for the database, but leave the man in his natural habitat. The book is sprinkled with other Ripley's Believe It or Not "facts." I found this book to be poorly written and boring. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893951525
Publisher:
Ripley Publishing
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Series:
RBI Series, #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,156,164
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 5.24(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Ripley's Believe It or Not! is globally renowned as the authority on the weird, the eccentric, and the amazing. Ripley's Believe It or Not! provides entertaining books for children of all ages which educates and informs them in a humorous style. The Ripley brand is known around the world as a trend-setting source of family-friendly fun and excitement! Every day the researchers at Ripley's are busy digging up the craziest true stories and the most unbelievable facts.

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A Scaly Tale 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 235 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this for my 7-year-old son and he loves it. It is easy for him to read and he enjoyed the actual facts that are given throughout the story. The few pictures that are in the story brought the story to life for him. I would recommend this to any child or parent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the kids that are in it.To me it is a very fun and exiting bookto read.They go on misstions that nobody else go's on.The kids are very found of exploing the world.It was a gret book to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just discovered this book because it was free. I thought ok I will try it. Man I am glad I did. Awesome!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting plot idea good book for girls or boys. I will be reading more of this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though this is quite a story and geared towards a grade school aged kid, I enjoyed it alot and found the pictures and facts very interesting. I recomend it to everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great but it could be better by not trying to have powers and secret agents.I thought it would be non fiction. If it was it would be awsome. My 7 year old brother loves this book and i love it too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book filled with action, adventure, suspense, mystery, and some very suspicious fishermen!! But if you saw the reviews that say it suks, please keep in mind it is a book best suited for 8-13 year olds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book the i just want it to be longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The content in the book was excellent, but the pictures are too small. I recommend this book to a first grader that isn't scared of monsters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great,awesome,love it and its free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatbook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it looks good so bbbbbuuuuyyyyy it now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it. Very interesting. Love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me so crazy to see what was going to happen next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read other ripleys books and they are of the hook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad word choice. I reccomend this book if your in 4th gr. Through 6th
Ladymluv More than 1 year ago
My 9 year old read it. He really liked it. I definitely want to look into getting more in this series. The book is paced well and all the extra facts were fun. I truly enjoyed listening to him read it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great short book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't decide if I should read it or not...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is a awesome read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate this book!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its awesome and intresting...........
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm ten and a fast and picky reader, I found this a cute book. Very cute and cool!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jitu res 1