Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Silverfin: A James Bond Adventure
by Charlie Higson & Kev Walker
Disney (Hyperion Books), 2010 (American publication date)
160 pages (graphic novel)
Beautifully illustrated in full color, the action will keep the pages turning. Young James Bond arrives at Eton for the school year. He is immediately sought to compete in a triathlon with American kid, George Hellebore.
Young James travels to Scotland to see his Uncle Max, who just happened to be a spy--and he warns his nephew against becoming a spy. There's something in the water at Loch Silverfin, and it's up to James to figure out what it is and destroy it. Of course, George Hellebore and his evil father also show up in Scotland.
Readers will love reading about the boy James Bond--when he's young and still vulnerable. Great storytelling and fantastic graphic format. Reluctant readers will be drawn to this books.
Recommended for graphic collections grade 7-up.
FTC Required Disclaimer: I received this book from another librarian who receives ARCs from publishers. I was not influnced by this fact and it does not impact this review in any way. I received no monetary compensation for my review.