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Rip Haywire and the Curse of Tangaroa! Paperback – October 25, 2011

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Gr 2-5-A hybrid graphic novel starring a young adventurer. Meet Li'l Rip Haywire, a self-proclaimed "solider of fortune." Li'l Rip has big shoes to fill as his father, Rip Haywire, another solider of fortune, is a world-class adventurer. Li'l Rip gets to accompany his father on his international missions-that is, until his father sends Li'l Rip away to camp, and not just any camp, Pink Powderpuff Summer Camp for Girls. What else is an adventurer and solider of fortune left to do except plot his escape? Surely he wouldn't stay and get to know the girls, would he? Thompson mixes comic panels throughout the regular prose. This format makes the work perfect for reluctant readers or elementary-aged kids looking to branch into different genres. Mazes and puzzles appear throughout the book for readers to complete-possibly limiting its longtime library circulation life. Thompson's black-and-white illustrations harken back to the art found in comics from the 1930s and 1940s. VERDICT An additional purchase for those looking for chapter book-graphic novel hybrids.-Kevin McGuire, Woodland Hills School District, PAα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Thompson began his professional career doing character design and animation for FunnyBone Interactive, part of Vivendi Universal, then moved into freelance cartoon illustration and gag cartooning. A member of the National Cartoonists Society, he writes and draws cartoons for magazines, greeting cards, comic books and Web sites. Thompson also draws for the Brevity comic panel. A New England native, Thompson was born and raised in Lowell, Mass. He now lives in Graham, N.C., with his wife and two sons. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613770707
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613770702
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.2 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,196,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Dan Thompson writes like he has an angel in his brain. I like Lil Rip a lot and his dog is even funnier and I think that this should be a movie starring Jean Claude Van Damme as the voice of the dog but not with that horrible Belgian accent he uses sometimes.

I hope that one day I can meet Mr. Haywire and he can tell me which parts of this story are true and what Mr. Thompson is like in person because he seems so nice in book form. I am going to write a book like this some day and it will have an adventurer who likes to wear an extra large sombrero and has a sidekick made of pepper jack cheese so if he gets stuck on an island he can eat his sidekick.
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I was on the waiting list for this book, that's how much I enjoy Rip Haywire. The book is described as a graphic novel and that works for me. The story was a little confusing what with Rip going back to his childhood, when he first met Cobra, etc. but the puns keep you interestd. Worth getting.
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Format: Paperback
Rip is on a new mission, a hunt for the ghost compass and to lift the curse of Tangaroa. Joining him is his every loyal canine sidekick TNT (well mostly loyal) and his sometimes girlfriend/sometimes enemy the always dangerous Cobra, who currently has the ghost compass. They must follow the clues to the two other compasses to life the curse and travel the world. Along the way they must doge Longbeard and his team who are also seeking the ghost compass...and perhaps another secret as well. Will Rip and his team win? Will his mom finally leave him alone about getting a girlfriend? And will TNT's elephant talking classes pay off? Stay tuned to find out the answers.

I've been following the Rip Haywire comic online for a while now and I absolutely love it. It's like a combination of MacGyver, Mark Trail, and well a lit bit of Mark Twain mixed in. So I was glad to be able to pick up this book and read a tale separate from the comic and boy is this book worth picking up. It's chock full of humor, action, and intrigue that just kept me turning the pages to the end. In many ways the world is a parody (a really, really funny parody) of Mark Trail/MacGyver, which is fun to read. Dan creates a well paced tale and really interesting characters. And his sense of humor is absolutely fantastic. The little quips that Rip and Cobra throw out at each other kept me laughing. One of my favorite parts of the story is right at the beginning, where TNT tells the tale about how he met Rip (and makes himself the hero of course.) It's a great story and I can't wait to see what happens next.

I love the artwork in this series the colors are dead on perfect and the design of each character is absolutely fantastic.
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Format: Hardcover
This is an illlustrated journal that is a cross between a chapter book/comic book/graphic novel. Rip's father is a "soldier of fortune". He travels the globe hunting for treasure and Rip and his dog, TNT go with him. One summer, his dad decides he needs to learn how to socialize with kids his own age so send him to summer camp. The problem is that it is a girl's camp and Rip is the only boy there. He decides he needs to escape, but his father has had extra security added so he can not. There are overly protective counselors, a variety of female campers, and lots of trouble. Rip has many flashbacks to his adventuring days and his conflicts with the Doofus brothers. He realizes that he is somewhat of a bully, but can not seem to help himself. With the help of Breezy, one of the campers, he finally settles in to camp and makes some friends. This is heavily illustrated which will appeal to those reluctant readers. There is a silly feel to the book that I think middle graders will enjoy. As long as the children can keep the actual camp adventures and his flashbacks/dreams separate they will enjoy this book. I liked the various puzzles that were scattered throughout the story for the reader to solve. This is a great book for a school and classroom library.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Here’s a tale about the son of a soldier of fortune who does all sorts of dangerous missions with his dad and his talking dog. Lots of flashbacks to his adventures, with riddles, cryptograms, labyrinths, and other games for you to help him with as he tries to survive being stuck in a summer camp with nothing but girls.
There’s a lot of subtle humor in here, don’t know if the kids in this age group would pick them all up, but it makes it more fun for the adults. He’s a cross between James Bond and Lara Croft, and sometimes the flashbacks go so over the top it’s truly hilarious. No doubt the most important lesson he learned was about teamwork, even with (shudder) girls!
After the story there’s some historical tidbits about people and places mentioned.
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