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Operation typhoon shore
Mowll, Joshua.
Personal Author:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, [2006]

Physical Description:
viii, 272 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 20 cm. .
In the spring of 1920, teenaged siblings Rebecca and Doug MacKenzie continue their adventures on their uncle's ship, sailing through a typhoon into the Celebes Sea in pursuit of a missing "gyrolabe" which may be connected to the disappearance of their parents.
Reading Level:
830 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 9.0 110648.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.4 14 Quiz: 40314 Guided reading level: NR.
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Get ready for Book II of the thrilling, novelty-packed Guild of Specialists trilogy.

After being lashed by a typhoon on their uncle's ship, THE EXPEDIENT, intrepid siblings Becca and Doug MacKenzie want nothing more than to escape from the volcanic island on which they're stranded and resume the search for their parents. But their uncle, Captain MacKenzie, seems more concerned with the missing gyrolabe than their missing mother and father, and he refuses to discuss the role the mysterious Guild of Specialists played in their disappearance. As the formidable Kalaxx warriors close in on their hidden cove, Becca and Doug unearth a riddle linked to a 1533 painting, which may hold the key to the Guild's dark secrets and to finding their parents. But how can they possibly solve the puzzle and escape with their lives -- before their enemies attack?

Author Notes

Joshua Mowll has worked as a graphic artist for the MAIL ON SUNDAY since 1994. During that time he has illustrated and drawn everything from space flights, medical procedures, and airplane crashes to ancient pyramid theories, invasions, and laser-guided weaponry. OPERATION RED JERICHO, Book I in the Guild of Specialists trilogy, was his first book. He lives in London.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

After escaping from pirates at the end of Operation Red Jericho (2005), Doug and his sister, Becca, along with their uncle, the captain of a science expedition ship, find themselves run aground on an island. The kids don't have time to feel claustrophobic because they are quickly plunged into adventures that take them into a skeleton-strewn jungle, through glass-lined tunnels, and into a battle against Kalaxx warriors. Mowll's elaborate documentary-style novel includes snippets from Becca's diary, Doug's sketches, and materials from the files of the organization to which the children's parents and uncle belong--and against which villains are waging war. Readers unfamiliar with the first book won't have sufficient background to appreciate this one, but fans of Operation Red Jericho will be well pleased. --Francisca Goldsmith Copyright 2007 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Favorite story lines and characters forge ahead this fall. In what PW called "an intriguing debut" set in 1920, Operation Red Jericho introduced siblings Becca and Doug in the first of a planned trilogy. The second installment of The Guild of Specialists, Operation Typhoon Shore by Joshua Mowll, opens as a typhoon hits the South China Seas-and guess who is still on board their uncle's ship, attempting to track down their parents? High-stakes adventures continue on the high seas as brother and sister find more clues to the Guild's inner workings and their parents' whereabouts. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-In this second adventure, Becca and her brother, Doug, have escaped Wenzi Island, but find themselves right back in the action. Their ship is struck by a powerful typhoon and is driven ashore on a group of islands. There the two teens; their uncle, Captain MacKenzie; and his brave crew find themselves once again facing their nemesis, Pembleton-Crozier, and his army of Kalaxx warriors. It takes all of their ingenuity, bravery, and wit to figure out his intent and why the islands are so very important to these enemies of the Guild of Specialists. This book rolls along with plenty of action and fun. Readers will be captivated by the story line, but also will be intrigued by all of the sketches, photographs, newspaper clippings, and foldout information on technology. Encourage fans of Alex Rider and Eoin Colfer to try this series.-Tasha Saecker, Menasha Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.