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The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook Paperback – September 1, 2009
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About the Author
Eleanor Davis received a Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor award for her first children's book, Stinky. This is her first full-length graphic novel. She lives and works with her boyfriend, Drew Weing, in Athens, Georgia.
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Top Customer Reviews
When Julian Calendar starts school in a new town he is determined to fit in. No longer shall he be unceremoniously dumped into garbage cans for the crime of being a nerd. No! Julian is determined to hide his intelligence and smarts for as long as it takes to fit in. His plans, as it happens, are thwarted when two of his classmates (a girl and a jock) discover his secret and let him in on one of their own. Unbeknownst to the population at large, these kids are science geniuses. With Julian as their third they begin "The Secret Science Alliance". But dark machinations are afoot. When their Invention Notebook is purloined and a local scientist of questionable morality takes credit for their inventions, they are determined to get their property back.Read more ›
What did they love about the book? The amount of detail in the drawings was impressive. Also, the side jokes that managed to be knowing but not cynical or snide. It is both a wise and an innocent book, at the same time. If you have brainy kids who sometimes think that they are out of step with the crowd, then they will find a hero in this book.
Eleanor Davis has created a fun graphic novel with a lively story and incredibly detailed drawings. She breaks down stereotypes and celebrates talented young minds without a hint of sermonizing. The book is so entertaining, we're wishing for more SSA adventures.
Will acting stupid really get him friends? The ploy doesn't work, anyway. He can't stop himself from spouting his knowledge, and then he cowers in fear of what the other kids will do to him.
Much to his surprise, he makes friends. A girl he thought was a punk (Greta) and a boy he thought was a dumb jock (Ben) turn out to also be science geniuses. They form their own group: The Secret Science Alliance. Together they make inventions and jot down their ideas in a notebook. But what happens when the notebook goes missing and someone else steals credit for their work? And what if a person they once respected is the guilty party?
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook is a very fun and cute children's graphic novel. In fact, it can be enjoyed by people of all different ages, including adults. Julian's struggle to make friends, while shown in a funny way, is really sympathetic and understanding. Anyone who's had trouble forging friendships or shamed for their smarts can understand what he's going through. It's also great that smarts win in the end of this book, and Julian realizes it's okay to be a brainiac.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 6 and 8 year old both loved reading this and wish there were morePublished 1 month ago by ScientistMom
My daughter loves this book. Can it become a series...fast!?Published 4 months ago by Jonathan G Herrmann
WE LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. If only Eleanor Davis would write more and faster! This book is amazing on so many levels. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mom with Ph.D.
I think anyone has enough time to read should buy it. The only bad thing is that there is no sequel.
It expresses creativity in a way rarely seen. Read more
I have one major problem with the Secret Science Alliance: there is only one. Come on Eleanor Davis, it’s been four years! When are you going to make the sequel??? Read morePublished 13 months ago by Shelli
This book is awesome! It's really interesting and has great social dynamics.Published 16 months ago by Alex Nelson Duchnowski