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The Grand Escape Turtleback – Nov 1 1994


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  • Turtleback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Demco Media (November 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0606069917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0606069915
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.3 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)


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During the icy blue days of winter and the spongy green mornings of spring and the steamy white heat of a summer afternoon, Marco had not especially wanted. Read the first page
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By A Customer on March 25 2004
Format: Paperback
The Grand Escape is a great book and very funny. I am 9 years old and I live in Ohio. I got this book from Amazon. The day I got it, I started reading it. It was hilarious!
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By Detra Fitch TOP 500 REVIEWER on Feb. 3 2004
Format: Paperback
Marco and Polo were the housecats of Mr. and Mrs. Neal. However, the Neals did not know the two cats could talk. After all, it did not sound like English to the humans. Marco could also read! The cats had been trained not to go outside but Marco escaped once for an hour. Due to that, and Marco reading about something called a "ranch", the two cats carefully planned their escape into the world. Neither knew all the hardships they would face, nor the wonderful adventures they would have.
*** A delightful tale that is perfect for a child's first chapter book. Great for ages 8 - 14. Here is one that will be read and reread many times, and never to be forgotten! ***
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By A Customer on July 6 2003
Format: Paperback
I had to read this book for school and thought it was going to be pointless and cheezy . . . I was somewhat right! The book is about two house cats, Marco and Polo, who have a dream of going to a ranch. They run away from home and want to join the Club of Mysteries. To be able to join they have to figure out three great mysteries, like 'when it rains where does the rain go?' I think was one.
The Grand Escape is probably geared to younger readers like the 6-10 crowd. It was a cute story idea, kind of like the things you see in Disney movies, but I think that's what it should of been: a Disney movie. Probably an okay thing to read to your six year old sister but other than that, not something you would want to read on your own time.
I gave it two stars because of the fact that it was supposedly supposed to be for preteen readers -- I disagree -- and the fact that it seemed a little too happy and fluffy, again so much like a Disney movie.
Recomendations: Shiloh, it's by the same author and might be able to fit into the preteen catagory . . . then again maybe not. I didn't really like it but if you liked the Grand Escape you probably would like it.
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By A Customer on June 17 2003
Format: Paperback
The Grand Escape is about two cats named Marco and Polo and how they get into the Club of Mysteries, a group of cats that solve mysteries, such as what controls masters and what makes the sun rise and set. The plot sucks you in and keeps you reading. It's funny and adventurous, and if you're a cat lover, you'll like it even more. There are other books in the series, too, The Healing of Texas Jake is the second one, and there's another one called Carlotta's Kittens. I hope there are more! I think cat lovers of all ages would enjoy this book. I'm an 8 year old girl (Mom's typing this for me!), but I think boys would enjoy it as much as girls.
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By A Customer on May 1 2003
Format: Paperback
Marco and Polo have been house cats their whole lives. Their masters were spring cleaning when Marco found the open door. He told Polo all about it and they planned to escape again. They meet up with a big cat named Texas Jake. They want to be in this club but first they have to complete three tasks. Find out what the three tasks are and if they will go through with them or not. You'll be in for a surprise!
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By A Customer on Jan. 18 2002
Format: Paperback
I liked this book because the cats were very adventurous. The pictures were very discriptive and clear they werent sloppy. I could understand the chapters because the author didnt make everything confusing.
I think the best part of the book was when Marco and Polo desided they wanted to run away to the open outdoors. And when they get in the outdoors they have no clue where to go.
I think the characters were very cute. And they thought they knew everything, except for Polo, he was so domb he was cute. And the setting was okay. The setting was at first they were home in their cossy beds, and then they were out in the wild,on their own,and in the wild.
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By A Customer on Oct. 17 2001
Format: Hardcover
I am an elementary school library media specialist and read this book aloud to children of all ages. We all love it! It is humorous and curious and the mystery always keeps the students' attention. You can't go wrong here. Anyone who has cats will be especially entertained. A real winner!
M Powell
Roswell, Ga.
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By Mary J on Jan. 13 2001
Format: Paperback
I read this aloud to my children (ages 11 & 8) and found myself laughing aloud. The author's imaginings of how cats might view the world are hilarious and original. The story is interesting enough to keep a smaller child involved, too. Wonderful!
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