Browsing the archives for the Children’s Book tag

Tunnel of Doom

Story adapted by Caryn Jenner Illustrations: Arkadia Publisher: Buzz Books Published: 1993 James Bond Jr is back, and as I am sure you’re aware, he is the nephew of secret agent James Bond 007, and he featured in an animated television series in the early 1990s. Tunnel of Doom is based on Canine Caper, which was […]

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Mettle at Woomera

Author: James MacNell (J.E. Macdonnell) Publisher: The Childrens Press Published: Unknown (around 1958?) Captain Mettle is back in his third and final installment, in Mettle at Woomera. For those unfamiliar with Woomera, it was the British Government’s missile testing site in South Australia (it is still in use today – controlled by the RAAF). Woomera […]

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Mettle Dives Deep

Author: James MacNell (J.E. Macdonnell) Publisher: The Childrens Press Published: Unknown (around 1958?) Mettle Dives Deep is the second of the Captain Mettle children’s adventure books by J.E. Macdonnell, writing as James Macnell. As it is the second book, no time is wasted introducing the characters, so the action begins from the get-go. It opens […]

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Steelfinger

Story: Norman Redfern Illustrations: Arkadia Publisher: Buzz Books Published: 1985 I must admit I am not familiar with the Biker Mice from Mars television series, but I couldn’t walk past a book with a Bondian style mouse on the cover, while in the background, villainous thugs throw a saw bladed hat like a frisbee – […]

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Freeze Frame

Story adapted by Caryn Jenner  Illustrations: Arkadia Publisher: Buzz Books Published: 1993 James Bond Jr is the nephew of secret agent James Bond 007, and he featured in an animated television series in the early 1990s. Freeze Frame is based on Weather or Not, which is the fiftieth episode (of sixty-five) from the series. As the […]

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The Money Explosion

Author: Talmage Powell Publisher: Whitman Release Year: 1970 The Money Explosion is a children’s tie-in novel for the Mission: Impossible television series. Those familiar with the series will be familiar with the miraculous deeds that the IMF have performed in the past. Here they are explained as such: From page 16. But often the sudden […]

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Skeleton Key

Author: Anthony Horowitz Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2002 I know I am doing this out of order, and one day I will go back and do reviews of Stormbreaker and Point Blanc. Skeleton Key is the third in the series of teenage spy, Alex Rider books written by Anthony Horowitz. The first thing you should […]

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The Affair Of The Gunrunners’ Gold

Author: Brandon Keith Illustrator: Larry Pelini Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company Published: 1967 On a few occasions, as an Australian I have asked the question, what does my country have to offer the spy community? Obviously we have given the world George Lazenby, Rugged Rod Taylor, Guy Doleman – and more recently Peta Wilson (in the […]

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