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While visiting the toy and game fair on planet Izz, Jeff and Norby search for a missing robot and the villain responsible for sabotaging the planet's computer system
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In the tenth book about Jeff Wells and his appealing little robot, Norby, the two careen through time and space yet again. Jeff, Norby, and Admiral Boris Yobo travel to remote planet Izz, where--on the eve of the annual toy festival--trouble looms: Norby's robot-love Pera has vanished; Princess Rinda and her father are quarantined with Ickyspot; the Mainbrain One computer is acting erratic; and someone has introduced a computer game, Teenytrip, that has mesmerized the entire population into expecting major change. Suspicion centers on Ing, an Earth scoundrel exiled to Izz as court jester; worse, police chief Luka has fallen in love with him. But the villain is really beautiful singer Xeena, who turns out to be cousin to the queen, and who- -using what looks like a hairpin but is actually a computer key- -has awakened Mainbrain Two in a plot to take her rightful place in the royal family. All is resolved: Xeena is welcomed, Ing and Luka are united, and the expectations for change are satisfied by introducing parliamentary rule. That all clear? Part old-fashioned Saturday movie serial, part G&S operetta, and all preposterous: good, clean fun, and the loose ends can go into another book. (Fiction. 10-14) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6-- Fans of the Norby books (Walker) and newcomers alike will enjoy this rollicking adventure. Space Cadet Jeff Wells and his robot Norby are planning a vacation on the planet Izz. Admiral Yobo, head of Jeff's academy, decides to join them to escape his federation duties. Thanks to Norby's ability to travel through hyperspace, the three are quickly dropped into the odd world of Izz, which will be familiar to readers of the previous books. Evil Ing has become court jester, and Jeff soon suspects him of hatching a plot to overthrow the monarchy. The story unfolds quickly, and the mystery element has just enough suspense to give readers a feeling of accomplishment when they solve it. For even reluctant readers with a computer interest, this is good fun and an excellent hook to other books in the series. --Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library
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Book Description G K Hall & Co, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0783886101
Book Description G K Hall & Co, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110783886101