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Bad Island (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Something on this island is up to no good . . .

When Reese is forced to go on a boating trip with his family, the last thing he expects is to be shipwrecked on an island-especially one teeming with weird plants and animals. But what starts out as simply a bad vacation turns into a terrible one, as the castaways must find a way to escape while dodging the island's dangerous inhabitants. With few resources and a mysterious entity on the hunt, each secret unlocked could save them ....

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Overview

Something on this island is up to no good . . .

When Reese is forced to go on a boating trip with his family, the last thing he expects is to be shipwrecked on an island-especially one teeming with weird plants and animals. But what starts out as simply a bad vacation turns into a terrible one, as the castaways must find a way to escape while dodging the island's dangerous inhabitants. With few resources and a mysterious entity on the hunt, each secret unlocked could save them . . . or spell their doom. One thing Reese knows for sure: This is one Bad Island.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606229999
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug TenNapel was raised in the town of Denair, California.In 1994, he created Earthworm Jim, a character who would go on to star in video games, toy lines, and cartoon series.

Doug is an Eisner award-winning artist, and his most recent graphic novels, IRON WEST (2007) and MONSTER ZOO (2009), were cited by ALA as Great Graphic Novels for Teens. GHOSTOPOLIS (2009), published by Scholastic, has garnered praise from SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, BOOKLIST, and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. Doug lives in Glendale, California, with his wife and four children.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    fun, scary and down right likable

    Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye. for Readers Favorite

    This book is done in the good old comic book fashion. It is full of pictures that tell the story more than the words do. It includes the Wow! Screech! Huff! and Wham! that are so funny and expected in this kind of a book. The style of drawing is simple and effective, mostly black and white, with some color in it.

    The story is that of a typical family with a teen boy named Reese who feels misunderstood by his parents. He has a much younger sister Janie. The sister is very fond of her pet snake; even after the pet is dead she continues carrying it around.

    Mom and Dad decide to take a vacation to re-group the family that is slowly but surely drifting apart. Reese is looking for freedom and acknowledgement that he isn't a kid anymore. His sister is looking for some sort of acceptance from her mother, whose plants are more important to her than her family.

    It all starts out wrong, and from there it gets worse - a huge storm envelops them just hours after they sail away and throws them onto an island.

    They manage to rescue some things from the boat before it sinks in the sea. They make a shelter and have food to eat. All seems fine until they go exploring the island and find very weird and interesting natives.

    Are they just cuddly or very dangerous pets to have around? You will have to read the book. It is fun, scary and down right likable. Doug wrote a well-done book, enjoyable to any fan of comic books of all ages.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Favorite Graphic Novel

    This book is amassing. Read cover to cover in an hour.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 21, 2013

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