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The Adventures of Kid Combat Volume One: A Secret Lost (The Adventures of Kid Combat #1)

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  45 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Evil. Corruption. They are everywhere in Elmcrest. The once-quiet town finds itself consumed by greed, decadence, and a hunger for power. The adults follow the evil Phillip Arthur Jones blindly; and the children, left to fend for themselves, struggle to maintain their own way of life. The children gain new hope when one of their own emerges to become their hero-Kid Combat. ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published October 15th 2007 by Wheatmark
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Karen Field
Jan 27, 2012 Karen Field rated it liked it
This is a book for middle graders, or as we say in Australia “primary schoolers”, which covers the ages of 9 to 12 year olds.

It's a sort of cross between Get Smart or Inspector Gadget verses Superheros, although none of the characters have super strength or can fly. The reason I’ve made that connection is because the kids are a bit inventive and use different gadgets and they wear a uniform or costume when assuming their “other” identities.

This is another classic case of the cover stopping me in
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Jenny Rose
Aug 26, 2011 Jenny Rose rated it did not like it
Completely unimaginative

There is a group who doesn’t exist. They are called the Secret Organization of Clever Kids or S.O.C.K.S. Kid Combat, secret kid agent and leader, and his gang are out to save their town from the likes of Jones who is trying to take over every inch of their beloved town.

If you can step back after weeding through way too much fluff and extra stuff, the storyline is cute is and would appeal to the 9-12 age group. They probably wouldn’t notice the numerous clichés or confusin
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Kiri Alex
Mar 13, 2016 Kiri Alex rated it it was amazing
I found this book originally when I was around 10, and I have loved this book ever since. It was one of the books I read that made me love reading again, and I hated to read for at least three years prior. Every now and then, I'll reread it because it made such a big impact on me.
Dan Rogers
I've read some reviews of this book which are not too glowing. All I will say about the subject is, you need to read this book from the point of view of a 4th or 5th grade student. When done this way, the book is very enjoyable. I can certainly see my students devouring it. If you read it from an adult's perspective you will likely be very disappointed because all you'll be able to do is analyze all the things that "just can't happen." So, decide how you want to approach the book and then decide ...more
Lex
Sep 01, 2009 Lex rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Elementary school teachers, 7 to 11 year-old kids.
Recommended to Lex by: The author
I'll prefix this by saying that perhaps I am biased as I personally know the author.

That said, I did enjoy this book. The premise of "No violence, no foul language" I believe would be a big hit for parents & teachers alike to offer this book to the 7 to 11 year-old crowd.

I would not hesitate to purchase a copy for each of my nieces & nephew.

Well done, Chris! Looking forward to Volume 2.
Grayce
Jan 26, 2011 Grayce rated it really liked it
The Adventures of Kid Combat is full of action. This book would be great for younger readers. I like the characters. Each kid has there own special talents and personality. The plot is great and you never know what tricks Kid Combat has up his sleeve.
Heralombus
May 10, 2011 Heralombus rated it really liked it
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this is superrr goood book i have read the whole series its really good it has no foul mouth paced with action

i know your onnly sopost to talk about books but please add me as friend....or add me on play station 3 my playstation name is rtr2213
Linda
Apr 06, 2009 Linda rated it it was amazing
This is a great adventure book for kids. I enjoyed it. Most of it you could really see kids 10 years old or so doing, then toward the end it got magical, which I liked very much. I am looking forward to reading the other volumes.
Eric
Sep 01, 2011 Eric rated it it was amazing
A fun and exciting adventure about a group of 10 year old kids who start a spy club. I read this with one of my students and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next in the series which I have on my kindle.

Kristy
Aug 10, 2011 Kristy rated it really liked it
Mission Impossible meets Spy Kids (1 and 2...the rest were worthless wastes of time). Very cool book. A normal 10 year old kid decides to make a difference in his town and gets to play with some awesome gadgets. :P
Ayana H.
Oct 21, 2013 Ayana H. rated it it was amazing
Loved the book. It is basically about a kid and a group of friends who have adventures against their villain (an old man). This book has an awesome story to it. I recommend this book to people who love adventure books
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