Danger Dan and Gadget Girl: The Animal Abduction (book 1)
- About the Author & Illustrator
🎁Recommended for ages 9 and above
Shortlisted for the Singapore Book Awards 2017 (Best Middle Grade/Young Adult Title)
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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!
"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 superhero in all of us."
—Pauline Loh, author of Not in the Stars, runner-up for the Scholastic Asian Book Award 2012
Lesley-Anne and Monica Lim are a mother-and-daughter writing team. They sometimes argue, like all mothers and daughters do, but they are able to work together because they have many thing 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.
Elvin Ching works as an illustrator and storyboard artist in Singapore. He is the illustrator of all the Danger Dan and Gadget Girl books and three of the four Secrets of Singapore series – his cover for Secrets of Singapore: National Museum won best children's book cover at the Popular Reader's Choice Awards 2017. His short stories have been published in the Eisner-nominated comics anthology Liquid City. He has also illustrated trading cards for Marvel, comics for the Pangu series of books by Martha Keswick.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 136
Year Published: 2016
Size: 140 x 215mm