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Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider)
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0399246339
ISBN-13: 9780399246333
Publisher: Philomel
Release Date: October, 2006
Length: 144 Pages
Weight: 12 ounces
Dimensions: 8.9 X 6 X 0.4 inches
Language: English
   
   

Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider)

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They have become a phenomenon. The Alex Rider adventures are now bestsellers the world over, and the book that started it all, Stormbreaker, is soon to be a major motion picture. Now is your chance to see this book visualized in a brand-new format, with bold, edgy, manga-like illustrations that bring Alex Rider to life in a way n...
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  Creative Re-imagining of the Alex Rider Series

This is a creative re-imagining of the Alex Rider series. This novel closely follows the plot of the first novel. Alex Rider lives with his distant Uncle until his Uncle's sudden and surprising death. Alex soon learns that his Uncle was actually a spy and is recruited to finish his last mission, to find out what secret the rich and reclusive Harold Sayle is hiding. Alex, in the role of teenage James Bond, gets his own gadets and will rely on those, as well as his quick thinking, to save Britain from Sayle's evil plot.

This popular series is actually enhanced by the change into the graphic novel format. The pictures enhance the action and suspense of the story, making an already accessible story even more accessible. Readers who love the series, as well as those who never have read the book, will both enjoy this engaging and well done graphic novel.
 
  Good for reluctant readers

I teach junior high students. I had a lot of kids read the novel version who also liked the graphic novel. Also, this book was good for bridging kids from graphic stories to other kinds of text.
 
  Alex Rider Gets Even Better!

The classic Alex Rider novel, the first in this popular series, gets even better in this graphic novel format. Great for fans of the novels, and for reluctant readers who find the original novels a little too taxing or not interesting enough. Teenager Alex Rider is introduced to a whole world of spies and spy technology and learns that he has a talent for the business. My 10 year old didn't love the original novels, but ate these graphic versions up!
 
  The Teenage James Bond

Action, adventure, and just plain being a spy- these are the things Stormbreaker has. If you enjoy that, this is the book for you. Anthony Horowitz does a great job of keeping you reading by building tension, though at certain times it gets a little boring. Other than that, though, it's a wonderful book.
Stormbreaker is the starting book to the Alex Rider series, all about a teenager who ends up becoming a spy. MI6 needs to use a kid to spy on a company-owner who they think might be up to something, and of course MI6 uses him. The rest is for you to read.
Also, Stormbreaker had been made into a major motion picture, so it's got to be pretty famous, right? If you read the book and you like it, you should see the movie next. I've read every book in the Alex Rider series, and just as a warning some of the books are a little bit gory. Although Stormbreaker isn't too much at all, and that's one of the reasons I think this one is the best.
 
  Well done and easy to read

A lot of the graphic novels have poorly done illustrations and text that are hard to read, but this series is very well done with colorful artwork and clear text. All three of my kids have enjoyed the series (ages 10 to 14). They kept turning pages.