The Resource Scorpia, Anthony Horowitz

Scorpia, Anthony Horowitz

Label
Scorpia
Title
Scorpia
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Horowitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After being told that his father was an assassin for a criminal organization, fourteen-year-old Alex goes to Italy to find out more and becomes involved in a plan to kill thousands of English schoolchildren
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Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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Award
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2006
Review
  • Gr. 8-11. In the fifth book in the exciting series that began with Stormbreaker (2001), Alex Rider, a teenage James Bond, infiltrates Scorpia, a terrorist organization which has accepted a contract from a Middle Easterner who wishes “to humble Britain and the U.S and to ensure they cease to work together as a world power.” Searching for the truth of his father’s death, Alex finds himself in the middle of a terrifying plot he cannot condone: to kill all 12- and 13-year-old British children. Fourteen-year-old Alex goes from thrilling adventure to improbable escape one quick-turning page after the other. High-tech and low-tech machinations will rivet readers, who will be anxious to learn if Scorpia can carry out its terrorist plan and who really killed Alex’s father. This stands alone, but it will leave teens clamoring for the rest of the series. One book, and they’ll be hooked. -- Frances Bradburn (BookList, 02-01-2005, p955)
  • Gr 7-10 –Alex Rider, the 14-year-old spy and adventurer from Stormbreaker (2001), Point Blank (2002), Skeleton Key (2003), and Eagle Strike (2004, all Philomel), is back. While vacationing in Italy, he is recruited by the deadliest terrorist organization in the world, Scorpia, away from the world of M16, a British secret intelligence organization. Through a web of lies and deceit, Alex is persuaded to assassinate the deputy head of M16, a former friend and supervisor, while Scorpia plans a secret mission that will kill hundreds of thousands of British children in the blink of an eye. Missing his target and captured by M16, Rider is sent back into Scorpia, but this time as a spy. It is only with the teen's help that M16 can stop the organization's vicious threat. Of course, Alex Rider saves the day, but not without psychological mind gaming and fighting that will bring readers to the edge of their seats and keep them there until the final page. These titles are perfect for James Bond wannabes and reluctant readers. No prior knowledge of the previous books is necessary, as Horowitz drops clues from previous adventures.–Delia Fritz, Mercersburg Academy, PA --Delia Fritz (Reviewed March 1, 2005) (School Library Journal, vol 51, issue 3, p212)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
133747
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horowitz, Anthony
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • MG+
  • MG+
  • 6-8
LC call number
PZ7.H7875
LC item number
Sc 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 10
Reading level
  • 5.0
  • 5.0
  • 5.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
An Alex Rider adventure
Series volume
0005
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spy stories
  • Terrorism
  • Orphans
  • Terrorism
  • Orphans
  • Italy
  • London (England)
  • England
  • Spies
  • Terrorism
  • Orphans
  • Italy
  • London (England)
  • England
  • Orphans
  • Spy stories
  • Terrorism
  • England
  • England
  • Italy
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Scorpia, Anthony Horowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in Great Britain by Walker Books, Ltd., London"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Invisible sword -- Scippatori -- Widow's palace -- By invitation only -- Flood tide -- Thoughts on a train -- Consanto -- Designer labels -- Albert Bridge -- How to kill -- Bell tower -- "Dear Prime Minister ..." -- Pizza delivery -- Cobra -- Remote control -- Deadline -- Church of forgotten saints -- High resolution -- Deep cover -- Mother's touch
Control code
ocm55228420
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780399241512
Lccn
2004009089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55228420
Label
Scorpia, Anthony Horowitz
Publication
Note
"Published in Great Britain by Walker Books, Ltd., London"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Invisible sword -- Scippatori -- Widow's palace -- By invitation only -- Flood tide -- Thoughts on a train -- Consanto -- Designer labels -- Albert Bridge -- How to kill -- Bell tower -- "Dear Prime Minister ..." -- Pizza delivery -- Cobra -- Remote control -- Deadline -- Church of forgotten saints -- High resolution -- Deep cover -- Mother's touch
Control code
ocm55228420
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780399241512
Lccn
2004009089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55228420

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