The Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur (Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Series #1)


Jack is an ordinary kid who becomes a secret agent by night, thwarting evil all over the world as he searches for his missing brother, Max.

Destination: United States

An eager young scientist has brought to life a dangerous flesh-eating dinosaur by crossing its DNA with ...

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Jack is an ordinary kid who becomes a secret agent by night, thwarting evil all over the world as he searches for his missing brother, Max.

Destination: United States

An eager young scientist has brought to life a dangerous flesh-eating dinosaur by crossing its DNA with that of his pet dog, Freddie. Can Secret Agent Jack Stalwart capture the dinosaur before it destroys New York City?

Read more about Jack’s thrilling adventures as he travels the globe. . . .

Book 2 Destination: Australia

Book 3 Destination: France

Book 4 Destination: England

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sue Reichard
Jack Stalwart's brother is missing. He disappeared while working as a secret agent for the Global Protection Force four months ago. Jack now works for the GPF and searches for his brother while solving international crimes. In this adventure Jack must stop the deadly allosaurus from terrorizing the citizens of New York City. This clever new series has everything a young reader could ask for in a book. A super-hero main character, plenty of action, lots of technology, and a flying skateboard and dinosaur. All these elements will keep the most reluctant readers on the edge of their seats. Black and white illustrations add interest to the text and short chapters are key for enticing reluctant readers. This series is sure to be a hit for upper elementary and middle school readers. Reviewer: Sue Reichard
School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—Global Protection Force secret agent Jack Stalwart is only nine years old, but that doesn't stop him from travelling the world and thwarting evil. In his first adventure (Weinstein Books, 2007) in the series by Elizabeth Singer Hunt, Jack's mission is to investigate the theft of an Allosaurus bone, but he must contend with a new set of problems when he realizes that the pilferer has cloned the dinosaur. Now Jack must stop the raging Allosaurus before it destroys New York City. This story contains some implausible situations that detract from its enjoyment. Even the most forgiving listeners will raise their eyebrows at how the adults in the story kowtow to a young boy. Also, Jack's endless supply of convenient gadgets renders him a sort of lazy hero; he never has to think his way out of danger, because he already has a device to diffuse the situation. These flaws might be forgivable if the narration ratcheted up the story to Jurassic Park-like intensity, but the performance is actually quite bland. Long pauses between sentences make the tale plod along, even as the Allosaurus chases Jack through the city. Also, Jack's British accent comes across only half the time, and comical rather than ferocious dinosaur noises contribute to the overall mediocrity of the presentation. Instead, steer listeners to The 39 Clues series.—Amy Holland, Irondequoit Public Library, Evans Branch, Rochester, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441895462
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 1/20/2011
  • Series: Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Series, #1
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 1 CD, 1 hr. 14 min.
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Singer Hunt is originally from New Orleans and now lives in San Francisco. She moved to the UK in 1999 to pursue an MA in Southeast Asian Studies and worked in brand marketing. Inspired by her love of travel and the birth of her son, she created the Jack Stalwart series.
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