- Hardcover: 168 pages
- Publisher: Tundra Books (Sept. 8 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0887769276
- ISBN-13: 978-0887769276
- Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 1.7 x 18.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 249 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #165,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Jacob Two-Two's First Spy Case Hardcover – Sep 8 2009
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“…the story combines zippy dialogue, clever magic tricks, and even a chapter in mirror writing, with opprobrious names and grossness galore…. It will undoubtedly be greeted with shrieks of joy and loud guffaws from children employing their all-too-natural baser instincts.”
-The Horn Book Magazine
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“…the story combines zippy dialogue, clever magic tricks, and even a chapter in mirror writing…with grossness galore…It will probably be greeted with shrieks of joy.”
“Jacob Two-Two’s First Spy Case is good silly fun…”
–New York Times Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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<i>Jacob’s</i> parents are loving and spunky. I laughed over the gambit in which the five children flee at their Dad’s muster call: <i>“Who is my favourite child”!</i> They know the one extricated from hiding first, will be prevailed upon for a chore! The whole story blossoms so organically, from the poker games at which <i>Jacob</i> and his Mom dread encountering <i>Loathsome Leo</i>, to the exciting new neighbour <i>Jacob</i> instantly adores: <i>X Barnaby Dinglebat</i>. The problem of thieving headmaster and stingy cook are clear but cruelty is never the book’s tone. It is whimsical at every turn.
<i>Jacob</i>, as tickled as I would be with such an ostentatious, enigmatic neighbour; is old enough at eight for his voice and intelligence to emerge. He is exceptionally quick at learning <i>Barnaby’s</i> spying arts. Nothing is more delightful than the visual codes like bananas, inviting or dissuading visits. The clairvoyant card trick is exceptionally good and easy to pull off. My utterly favourite detailing is phrases like: <i>“I have had a bath in Turkey and eaten turkey in a city called Bath”!</i> With humour in place of suspense: this would have amounted to a series as enthralling in its way, as <i>“The Hardy Boys” & “Nancy Drew”</i>! Savour this story wherever you find it.
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LOVE watching Jacob on QUBO. Got rid of Cable SOO glad there is something else, since I don't have NICK, CN, TBS, miss "Monk", was SUPPOSE to be on NBC. ANYWAY, back to the book. I'm reading more. Even if I did have CABLE or whatever. Read online stuff, etc, it's nice to have a book that's not a big deal. Pick up anytime!!
This clever children's book by Mordecai Richler was written for his children and modeled after the same, and it was just simply a delight to read. Featuring not only Jacob Two-Two, but also I.M. Greedyguts, Miss Sour Pickle, and Perfectly Loathsome Leo Louse, this third installment of the Jacob Two-Two series made me laugh out loud at several points. I really, really enjoyed it.
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