Rocket, Nuri, and Screech are in 1930’s Paris where they are hot on the trail of a stolen painting. But naturally there’s more to this story than just a missing artwork. The painting holds the key to discovering the greatest treasure in history, and a rogue’s gallery of bumbling art thieves and German spies is desperate to find it and will stop at nothing to discover its sRocket, Nuri, and Screech are in 1930’s Paris where they are hot on the trail of a stolen painting. But naturally there’s more to this story than just a missing artwork. The painting holds the key to discovering the greatest treasure in history, and a rogue’s gallery of bumbling art thieves and German spies is desperate to find it and will stop at nothing to discover its secret location. This adventure combines lively, vibrant color artwork with thrilling adventure and fascinating historical details, all set on the backdrop of one of the world’s most intriguing and mysterious cities. Designed for beginning to intermediate readers, the story is free of inappropriate language, gender or ethnic stereotypes, and violent images, so the book is truly for comic fans of all ages. But don’t worry—it’s still packed with action, danger, and plenty of fun!...
|Title||:||Rocket Robinson and the Secret of the Saint|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
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Rocket Robinson and the Secret of the Saint Reviews
Second installment in the series, bought at Printers Row Lit Fest directly from the author who was kind enough to autograph it for my son. Here's what my oldest son (8) had to say about the story of a lost Knights of Templar treasure and a secret hidden in an obscure painting: "It was great. I really liked it; figuring out who really robbed the picture. It was adventurous and it was fun and mysterious. The artistry and the pictures and illustrations were great. My favorite characters were Rocket and Nuri because they're the adventurers. I also really liked where the blimp....and when the robber's motorcycle went into the...(parts omitted to avoid spoilers). I would give it 4.5 stars and tell other people to read it.
Rocket, Nuri and Screech the monkey get involved with an art heist in 1930's Paris. Nuri's Uncle Turk is accused of the theft so they set out to solve the crime! But investigating the theft leads to murder, kidnapping, falling off the Eiffel Tower, burning trains, hidden treasure and evil Nazis to name just a few of their escapades! Great fun. I am looking for more Rocket Robinson adventures!
A Classic, Ripping Adventure for Middle Grade ReadersThis is an exceptionally well-crafted comic book populated by engaging characters and carried by a non-stop adventure/caper/mystery. It seems to me that this would serve as an excellent introduction to the graphic novel genre.It does no injustice to the book to compare it to the "Indiana Jones" franchise. We are set in 1930's Paris and there's a Nazi behind every bad guy. After the theft of an obscure but valuable piece of art the mystery, adventure, chase, thriller begins. Our heroes have to find and decipher clues and hints, question and investigate, and piece together who is trying to find what. Along the way there is lurking, escaping, hiding, sneaking, and fast talking. On a more active note there are also dirigibles, biplanes, climbs, falls, sword fights, gunplay, perilous stunts, and danger at every turn.The pacing is excellent, with equal parts action, problem solving and info dumps. The info being dumped is all about art, history, secret societies, and so on, so it holds the reader's interest even amidst all of the action. (Puzzles are cracked unrealistically easily and quickly, but if we don't hold that against Dan Brown and da Vinci i'm not going to hold it against this author.)This is all manned by a fine cast of characters. Our hero and heroine are equally matched and neither is superior to the other in terms of skills, daring or importance to the story. This makes the entire adventure a team effort, and offers rewards to readers of all sexes and a wide range of ages. For a book for younger readers there are a surprising number of secondary characters, but there is never confusion regarding who is who. I can take or leave monkey sidekicks, but this one is O.K. and doesn't take up too much space.The art work is also age and story appropriate. The pencil and ink work is sharp and reasonably detailed, although the characters sometimes appear a bit cartoonish. The coloring is bright, but that suits the story. Action is rendered clearly and is able to be followed. The end result is that the drawing isn't demanding or "arty", but is very effective and way more interesting and ambitious than seems usual for early reader comics.So, all in all this ended up being a ripping adventure/mystery with engaging heroes and a sharp, clean look. It really seemed just right for a young reader.(Please note that I received a free advance ecopy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
Rocket Robinson, Nuri, and Screech are back for another thrilling adventure. This time they are visiting the beautiful city of Paris when a painting is stolen from the Louvre. It seems strange that with all the priceless artwork to choose from, the thief took a portrait of an obscure saint. Our heroes hear of the theft the morning after it occurs and are upset to learn that Nuri's uncle is the prime suspect in the crime. Despite warnings to stay away from the investigation, the youngsters begin searching for clues to the painting's whereabouts and the identity of the real thief. Just as in his earlier adventure (Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh's Fortune), Rocket seems to be a young Indiana Jones in the making. Narrow escapes from armed criminals, scuffles on board a zeppelin, Nazis with sinister intentions, and his interest in antiquities make the comparison almost mandatory. But with the setting and the link to the Knights Templar, this story also has some Robert Langdon vibes. The good professor would be very interested in the iconography of the saint's portrait, the cryptic clues, and the link to a fabled treasure.Readers will have a hard time putting this down until they reach the end and see what becomes of Rocket, Nuri, Uncle Turk, and the villains. Is there truly a treasure, or is it all a legend? Will the bad guys escape? Will the intrepid police inspector ever believe that Turk is innocent? And will anyone make it home on time for the dinner Mrs. Mahfouz has cooked?If you haven't encountered Rocket before, don't be afraid to jump right in. You can always go back and read the first book later - this story stands on its own just fine. And once you read one story, you'll be eager for more!I received a copy from the publisher for review purposes.
Rocket, Nuri, and Screech are at it again. This time they must find the truth regarding an art heist.Detailed drawings assist with character and plot development.Fun, caring characters lead readers through a multi-level mystery.Overall, an enjoyable read.
i loved the first book and I'm so glad the sean o neil kept going with the idea of rocket and nuri.