Danger Dan and Gadget Girl: The Animal Abduction (book 1)
Shortlisted for the Singapore Book Awards 2017 (Best Middle Grade/Young Adult Title)
Lesley-Anne and Monica Lim
Illustrated by Elvin Ching
Danny and Melody are back together again, except this time, they’re in Melody’s world! Welcome to Singapore 2135, where cars travel the skyways, the grass is so soft you can sleep on it, and everything runs perfectly. Danny is thrilled with the brilliant gadgets...but some things are not quite what they seem.
In The Animal Abduction, a new secret friend brings trouble to the Zoo! Danger Dan and Gadget Girl have to clean up the mess before it grows to elephant proportions. And Danger Dan has to face his greatest archenemy once more - the Cockroach!
Praise for the Series:
"My students just love the energy and fun of Danger Dan and Gadget Girl, with all her cool tools. We cannot keep the books on the shelves as our students voraciously read through the series!"
– Nadine Bailey, Teacher Librarian, Canadian International School
"A brilliantly written book about adventure and creativity, set in futuristic Singapore. My students were enthralled as they travelled to Gadget Girl’s world with Danger Dan. They rolled on the floor laughing, enjoying every moment with Power Paws."
– Gracie Abadesco, Year 3 teacher, Chatsworth International School
"Reading Danger Dan is like reading about my ten-year-old son. Dan is so real that I expect him to step out of the pages and befriend my boy. Yet, amidst all the rollicking fun that's typical of a schoolboy's life, I am warmed by his courageous heart and his friendship with Gadget Girl. The story of Danger Dan is more than science fiction--it is a call to wake the super hero in all of us."
– Pauline Loh, author of Not in the Stars, runner-up for the Scholastic Asian Book Award 2012
About the Authors:
Monica Lim and Lesley-Anne Tan are a mother-daughter writing team. They sometimes argue, like all mothers and daughters do, but they are able to work together because they have many things in common - such as their love for writing, eating and sleeping (not necessarily in that order). They have spoken at many schools and festivals because they love meeting Danger Dan fans.
They have already written one Danger Dan series, this is their second. The inspiration for Danger Dan came from Lesley- Anne’s younger brother, who loves comic books and superheroes, and wishes he could time-travel into the future.
About the Illustrator:
Elvin Ching works as an Illustrator and Storyboard Artist in Singapore. He likes to create his own little comics in his free time and some of his short stories have been published in the Eisner-nominated comics anthology Liquid City. He has also illustrated Marvel trading cards for Marvel, comics for the Pangu series of books by Martha Keswick and he is currently hard at work drawing The Drift, a new comic book series written by comics scribe Kelly Bender. Elvin has too many comic books at home. He has so many comics that there are some he hasn’t even found time to read yet!
Size: 140 x 215mm
Published: April 2016
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