Synopses & Reviews
It's time for Lily, Katie, and Jasper to head home from their exciting Delaware adventure, but the Awful Autarch's spies and goons are everywhere, and it's clear that *they* have other plans for our three intrepid heroes. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chock full of ups, downs, twists, turns, and even a band of sentient lobsters fighting on the side of Good, this fourth installment of the Pals in Peril series is every bit as wild, wacky, and wonderfully outrageous as the first three.
"Anderson turns his characteristic witty parody toward the spy genre and teen angst in this entry. From sentient lobsters to ironic monks, there are quirks here aplenty, and theyand#8217;re worthy successors to the weird elements of the previous titles..the voice will likely keep readers entertained; when the adventure gets going, it is indeed rollicking, and it matches its predecessors in both breathless pacing and general silliness. Snarky authorial asides complete the picture, and the requisite happy ending will no doubt please readers familiar with the series."--andlt;Iandgt;The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Booksandlt;/Iandgt;
andlt;Bandgt;* andlt;/Bandgt;"In Andersonand#8217;s droll send-up of the spy genre...among the energetic chase sequences, diverting authorial interjections, and appropriately quirky illustrations is a quiet message about the importance of home, however and#8220;normaland#8221; it may be."--andlt;Iandgt;Booklistandlt;/Iandgt;, starred review
"A humorous dystopia with funny black-and-white illustrations."andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; --andlt;Iandgt;School Library Journal, andlt;/Iandgt;August 2011
In the zany and humorous fourth book of National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson's Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash and his friends must escape the clutches of The Awful Autarch
Having mopped up their last crime-fighting caper, our three heroes--Lily Gefelty, Katie Mulligan, and Jasper Dash, Boy Technonaut--are eager to get home. But the secret police in the war-torn realm of fantasy where the three kids are trapped (the state of Delaware) don't want them going anywhere. Our dynamic trio knows way too much about the whereabouts of certain fabulous treasures to escape the grip of Delaware's Ministry of Silence. So, chums, it's a race to the border of New Jersey against spies and government agents and double-crossers...That is, if our heroes make it home alive
Chock full of ups, downs, twists, turns, a shark pit. and even a band of sentient lobsters fighting on the side of Good, this fourth installment of the Pals in Peril series is every bit as wild, wacky, and wonderfully outrageous as the first three.
About the Author
M.T. Anderson is the author of the Pals in Peril series; andlt;iandgt;The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothingandlt;/iandgt;, which won the National Book Award; andlt;iandgt;The Game of Sunken Placesandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Burger Wussandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Thirstyandlt;/iandgt;; and andlt;iandgt;Feedandlt;/iandgt;, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, a andlt;iandgt;Boston Globe-Horn Bookandlt;/iandgt; Honor Book, and the winner of the andlt;iandgt;Los Angeles Timesandlt;/iandgt; Book Award for Young Adults. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit him at MT-Anderson.com.Kurt Cyrus has illustrated numerousandnbsp;acclaimed picture books celebrating the natural world, including andlt;iandgt;Mammoths on the Moveandlt;/iandgt; by Lisa Wheeler and his own andlt;iandgt;Tadpole Rexandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Turtle Rexandlt;/iandgt;. Kurt lives with his wife inandnbsp;McMinnville, Oregon. Visit him at KurtCyrus.com.