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Middle School Misadventures: Operation: Hat Heist!

(Middle School Misadventures #2)

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In Jason Platt's second Middle School Misadventures graphic novel, Newell's favorite hat gets taken away! With the help of his most talented friends, he concocts the perfect plan to get it back. Operation: Hat Heist is a go!

Newell's favorite show of all time is The Captain! Newell is beyond excited when he learns that the Captain himself, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, will be
Paperback, 232 pages
Published April 21st 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review, as part of a blog tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC).*

The book started by introducing us to the main character, Newell, and his Dad, and to the TV show that they both love so dearly, The Captain. I like how the story started this way because we were immediately given a glimpse of the book's center. I'm saying that the TV show is the center of the book because it's what started everything -- it's where
Katherine Moore
This is a middle-grade buddy adventure graphic novel that goes so much further than the cover and description would at first suggest, and I loved every frame of it. Newell is an eighth-grader with a group of loyal friends, a dad who he watches their favorite show 'The Captain' with, and a very special hat that he keeps on losing.
Author Jason Platt opens the book with an 'episode' of 'The Captain' and this is the hook for the entire story; Newell shares a love for this show with his dad, and it
Ms. Yingling
Sep 20, 2020 rated it liked it
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My students really liked the first book, and this will be popular as well. Goofy fun, with appealing illustrations.
Wes Molebash
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Operation: Hat Heist is a wonderful follow up to the first book in the Middle School Misadventures series. Jason Platt is a brilliant cartoonist and his comics provide a wonderful, wholesome retreat for kids of all ages (even us really old ones!).
Feb 12, 2021 rated it liked it
I was spoiled by the first book. This was fun, and I do really like the artwork, but the story just wasn't as crisp as the first one. But I also know that the middle grade audience of our school will inhale the series, so I bought two copies. ...more
Bonnie Grover
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
“No hats in school!” What is Newell supposed to do when the principal confiscates his favorite hat? Can he and his friends get past the school secretary and into Principal Todd’s office to get his hat back? I love graphic novels and this one was a fun read!
I wish middle-grade comics about boys got into some of the identity-questioning stuff the ones about girls do. This was fun- a good ride, though the mystery is not too hard to figure out- but not terribly introspective, relatively speaking, anyway. Raina Telgemeier has spoiled me forever.
Elizabeth P
Jan 13, 2021 rated it liked it
I thought this book was fun, but I didn't like that the principal kept the hats forever in his office. I can understand keeping the hat until the end of the day and giving it back to the student, but keeping it forever just seems unnecessary and cruel. ...more
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
school story, with friendship, complicated themes, and a smashing ending.
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
it was cool
This second installment of Newell and his misadventures in middle school is bound to be popular with upper elementary and middle grade readers alike, much as I suspect the first book (Middle School Misadventures) will be a hit with this same age group. In this book, we are introduced to Newell's TV obsession: The Captain! Newell watches this show with his dad and even has a special captain hat to wear. Newell takes the hat to school, but there is a strict "No hats allowed!" policy at his school. ...more
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