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With an introduction by Smithers, this book contains detailed fold-out blueprints of the gadgets used by the teen superspy in Anthony Horowitz's bestselling series. It includes background information from the first six books (this edition has been updated with technical data from "Ark Angel") and technical specifications of all the gadgets used in the series, as well as classified memos and top secret reports written by Smithers.
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Anthony Horowitz is a popular and prolific children's author who also writes extensively for TV. He is the author of the phenomenal Alex Rider series (winning the Red House Children's Book Award for Skeleton Key) and The Power of Five series. He lives in north London.From Booklist:
Gr. 5-8. Horowitz, using the voice of M16 covert weapons specialist Derek Smithers, details the gadgets he developed for 14-year-old spy Alex Rider during his first five adventures. For each device Smithers clarifies the setting in which the contrivance was used, offers a detailed description of its operation, and provides a labeled schematic diagram. The inventions, engineered with wonderful kid-appeal, include a high-tensile yo-yo, a radio mouth brace, and an exploding ear stud. Smithers emphasizes that none of the M16 gadgets are deadly (Alex is, after all, still a boy), although he also describes Scorpia's pizza delivery assassin kit and the CIA Geiger counter games console. Horowitz/Smithers' frequently tongue-in-cheek commentary will remind young readers that these gadgets are still the stuff of fiction, although an appended glossary of scientific and technical terms makes it clear that the contraptions aren't that far-fetched. A sure bet for Alex Rider's many fans; classes teaching technical writing may also find this an interesting model. Kay Weisman
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