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Tokyo Techno
     

Tokyo Techno

by Lisa Thompson, Jimmy Chan (Illustrator)
 

The Secret World Adventure Team sends secret agents to Japan where they learn a great deal about Japanese culture while looking for the man they are supposed to help debug a new computer game.

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The Secret World Adventure Team sends secret agents to Japan where they learn a great deal about Japanese culture while looking for the man they are supposed to help debug a new computer game.

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Children's Literature - Cheri Stowers
Jason and Anita are duking it out on a computer game when suddenly a message flashes on the screen: "Urgent! MESSAGE FOR SWAT." Jason and Anita learn that they've been chosen as special agents to embark on a secret mission. With the click of a button they find themselves in Tokyo, Japan. Toshi, their resourceful travel guide, takes them on an unforgettable journey through the city. Their special tour includes a visit to a Japanese garden and a Shinto shrine, a ride on the bullet train, a view of Mount Fuji, a taste of authentic sushi, and much more. With so much to see and do, will Jason and Anita ever be able to complete their mission? Children will enjoy this zany adventure story and along the way they will learn many things about the beautiful and intriguing Japanese culture. Cartoon-like illustrations sprinkled with humorous touches enhance this freewheeling story. This book works well as a read-aloud, a creative writing prompt, a fun resource for a social studies class, or independent reading. Special features include a table of contents and a glossary. Other travel adventure books are available in the "Read it! Chapter Books SWAT" series.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-While reluctant or struggling readers will love the concept of these books (and what's not to love about secret missions, world travel, and heroism?), they will feel less like accomplices on a whirlwind adventure and more like they are running errands with their parents. Each book begins with a less-than-dynamic duo being chosen by the mysterious SWAT leader, Gosic, to help a native with a problem of varying magnitude. Mission Impossible this is not. The kids have no special abilities that deem them worthy of selection for their particular task and the missions themselves don't live up to the urgency issued in the SWAT instructions. During the course of their journey, the travelers tour well-known landmarks and spout off statistics to one another that only serve to underscore the stereotypes of each country and don't communicate the richness of its landscape or culture. Black-and-white illustrations vary from very stylized (Tokyo) to amateurish (Spain) and do little to convey a sense of place.-H. H. Henderson, Heritage Middle School, Deltona, FL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404816732
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Read-It! Chapter Books: SWAT Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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