Robot City Confidential: A Robot City Graphic Novel

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The city that never rusts . . . is rusting! The well-loved robotic dance troupe, the Automettes, has been struck down by rust, and who else would they call on but Robot City Confidential Investigations — the city’s premier private detective agency? Detectives Rod and Mike smell a rat. Can they track down the villain and find a cure before rust panic spreads? This thrillpacked graphic novel will grip readers with its action, adventure, and humor.
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Overview

The city that never rusts . . . is rusting! The well-loved robotic dance troupe, the Automettes, has been struck down by rust, and who else would they call on but Robot City Confidential Investigations — the city’s premier private detective agency? Detectives Rod and Mike smell a rat. Can they track down the villain and find a cure before rust panic spreads? This thrillpacked graphic novel will grip readers with its action, adventure, and humor.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
Robot City is facing a terrible assignment. If they do not succeed, it could mean the end of the robots! As the story opens, a beautiful female robot named Rosie, who is part of the Automettes, comes to the Robot City's best detective agency asking for immediate help. As she stretches out her leg, the crew sees the dreaded rust all over it. If the rust spreads, it will mean the end for all of them. The next day the detectives go to the police department, but the police do not want to help because too many people could find out about it and the information could leak out. If this happens, the city of robots would panic; therefore, the job is handed back to the detectives. The main suspect is named Slim Melrose who hangs out at The Tin Can Club. After a riot there, Slim is taken to the police department but claims he is innocent even though everything points to him. Something is nagging at the detectives...this was just too simple. Further investigation proves their suspicions correct and now they need to really act quickly before it is too late. This graphic novel is well written, interesting, and filled with excitement. The illustrations are right on target and add interest to the story. The author includes a map of Robot City on the last page. I recommend this graphic novel because it moves quickly, it is interesting, and above all, it will appeal to both boys and girls. This book actually says "The End' so the reader does not have to buy the next book in order to find out what happens. This will become a favorite series for those who enjoy reading graphic novels. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6–In Robot City, robots and humans live and work alongside one another. In City in Peril!, Curtis the Colossal Coast-guard Robot discovers that saving a group of sailors from an oil-leaking tanker is easy, but handling a giant, rampaging squid while his left leg systems are crashing proves to be a bit more difficult. In Rust Attack!, private investigators Rod (a robot) and Mike (a human) try to solve the toughest case of their career by catching a criminal who is infecting robots with rust. With colorful pages and lively robots, these books will appeal to many kids. Unfortunately, the pages are cluttered with too much text. There are so many word balloons, especially throughout City in Peril!, that it’s often hard to tell who’s speaking. The plots are contrived and rely on awkward dialogue for exposition. Of the two, Rust Attack! comes together better. If kids are looking for a world in which robots and humans coexist, they may have better luck with Osamu Tezuka’s “Astro Boy” (Dark Horse).–Sadie Mattox, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763645946
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 11/10/2009
  • Series: Robot City Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Collicut originally intended to be a comic-book artist, inspired by Marvel comics, but fell in love with painting and became an illustrator. His picture book THIS TRAIN won a Parents Choice Gold Award. He lives in Hove, near Brighton, in England.
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