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Silverfin / Charlie Higson.

By: Higson, Charles, 1958-.
Contributor(s): Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Higson, Charles, Young Bond: 1.Publisher: London : Puffin, 2005Copyright date: ©2005Description: 371 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781423122623 (paperback).Subject(s): Bond, James (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Intelligence officers -- Juvenile fiction | British -- Bahamas -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fiction -- Juvenile fiction | Children's spy stories -- Juvenile fiction | Teen adventure stories -- Juvenile fiction | Bond, James, Jnr (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Spies -- Juvenile fiction | Boarding schools -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult adventure stories | Teenage boys -- Young adult fiction | Bahamas -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Spy stories. | Children's stories. | Teenage spy stories. | Children's spy stories. | Teen fiction. | Children's fiction. Summary: This prequel to the adventures of James Bond, 007, introduces us to the young James when he's just started boarding school in England and is about to become involved in his first adventure. Suggested level: secondary.
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Childrens Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Children's Fiction
Children's Fiction HIGS Available T00814905
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Young James Bond, a student at the Eton boarding school in the 1930s, travels to his aunt's Scotland estate for the Easter holidays where he becomes caught up in investigating the disappearance of a local boy, a crime allegedly linked to a madman wit

This prequel to the adventures of James Bond, 007, introduces us to the young James when he's just started boarding school in England and is about to become involved in his first adventure. Suggested level: secondary.

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Publishers Weekly Review

The name is Bond. James Bond. Everybody knows dashing agent 007, star of Ian Fleming's novels and the hit films. But what was James Bond like at age 14? Higson and Parker fill in some of the blanks with this vibrant recording. Listeners meet James as he's learning the ropes at the posh Eton boarding school in 1930s England. A school holiday sends him to Scotland where he spends time with his aunt and his dying uncle Max, who happens to be a former spy and who offers to teach James how to drive his classic Aston Martin. But R&R is quickly forgotten and mystery and intrigue are on the menu when James finds himself investigating the disappearance of a local boy, and a mad scientist's attempts to gain global domination via genetic experiments that include killer eels. And there's a blonde Bond beauty, too Wilder Lawless, who rides a horse called Martini. British actor Parker's crisp delivery and quick pacing will hold readers rapt, guiding them over a few overly long and somewhat predictable passages. Ages 10-up.(May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-The first of a projected series sanctioned by the Ian Fleming estate finds young James at Eton. It's the 1930's and memories of World War I intrude often as James finds a place among friends but attracts the unwanted attention of an older American boy and his very rich father, a Scots lord. Lord Hellebore and his son are bullies with over-the-top ambition for success at all costs. When the term ends, James heads north to his Uncle Max's cottage in Scotland where his Aunt, who has raised him since his parents' death in a climbing accident, has gone to care for her dying brother. The discovery that the frightening Lord Hellbore is the local laird comes just as James meets a cockney boy named Red Kelly who has stowed away on the train, off to help locate his young cousin, Alfie, who has gone missing near the laird's estate at Loch Silver Fin. James and Red team up to solve the mystery of Alfie's disappearance. James's leadership skills are apparent as he recruits a local girl and even young George Hellebore in his quest to undo the vile experiments occurring at the laird's castle. Charlie Higson's novel (Miramax Books, 2005) is skillfully and dramatically read by Nathaniel Parker, who gives every character a distinct voice. Fans of James Bond movies as well as Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider books will be eager to listen to this fine spy thriller.-Jane P. Fenn, Corning-Painted Post West High (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.