The Battle Begins

The Battle Begins

Book - 2011
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An action-packed, mythological chapter book series from Tony Abbott!

There's something lurking under Owen's school...

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.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic, ©2011
ISBN: 9780545308311
Characteristics: 101 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Caparó, Antonio Javier

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JCLChrisK Sep 02, 2014

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.

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Namerguth
Aug 09, 2014

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!

JCLChristiH Dec 06, 2013

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

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TeriB thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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