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The Battle Begins

Abbott, Tony

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Battle Begins
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Owen Brown is your average fourth grader. Or he was, until his best friend, Dana, disappeared right in front of his face, through the floor of the school. Owen's average life has turned upside down. He's determined to find Dana -- before anyone realizes she's missing. Owen sets out on a mysterious, mythological rescue mission with his friends Jon and Sydney. But what none of them know is that Dana's disappearance is part of a much larger riddle. And they're at the center of it.

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Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic, c2011
ISBN: 0545308313
9780545308311
Branch Call Number: j ABBOTT 2011
Characteristics: 101 p. :,ill., maps ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Caparó, Antonio Javier Illustrator

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Owen Brown was your average fourth grader. until his best friend, Dana, disappeared. Owen's life has turned upside down. Owen sets out on a mysterious, mythological rescue mission with his friends Jon and Sydney. Note: To find other titles in this series, do a series search for Underworlds.


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Sep 02, 2014
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I know books for young readers can't, by their very natures, be too long, complex, and developed, and certain concessions must be made. Still, this one felt so sketchy and simplified in its development of characters, plot, dialogue, and portrayal of mythology that I had trouble accepting much of what it offered. Everything felt too compromised to the effort to be appealing and accessible. So, in the end, that's what it has to offer: A quick read full of action, it will appeal for its ease of access and introduction to mythological figures.

Aug 09, 2014
  • Namerguth rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My 7 year old son loves these books. This is the first series of books that he actually has a hard time putting down. Because of the mythological content and the exciting storyline, he is eager to read all the time. Even his reading speed has greatly improved!

Dec 06, 2013
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A fun series for middle grade readers interested in mythology and adventure.

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Jun 01, 2013
  • green_turtle_815 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 25, 2012
  • TeriB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Owen Brown is your average fourth grader. Or he was, until his best friend, Dana, disappeared right in front of his face, through the floor of the school. Owen's average life has turned upside down. He's determined to find Dana--before anyone realizes she's missing. Owen sets out on a mysterious, mythological rescue mission with his friends Jon and Sydney. But what none of them know is that Dana's disappearance is part of a much larger riddle. And they're at the center of it.

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