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Grampa and Julie: Shark Hunters

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
As seen in Nickelodeon Magazine!
Join Julie and her world-famous Grampa in endless zany adventures as they search the high seas for Stephen, the largest shark in the world. Along the way they discover rapping squirrels, entrepreneurial penguins, monkeys at the bottom of the ocean, and dancing aliens. Will they find Stephen? Will pirates make them walk the plank? And will Ju
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Top Shelf Productions
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Jon Hewelt
Jan 13, 2015 Jon Hewelt rated it liked it
Previously read; currently playing catch-up.

Oh man, this brought back memories.

In the golden days of my youth I subscribed to Nickelodeon magazine and Shark Hunters was a regular feature. In small monthly packages, the strip delivered loads of irreverent humor and wacky storytelling. I think some of my earlier attempts at writing were (at least tangentially) inspired by Shark Hunters.

Reading it as an adult, in bulk, the strip doesn't quite hold up for me. It's still fun and funny: I can SENSE h
Jan 27, 2011 Amy added it
Shelves: j-comics, 2011
This one is bookended by Julie giving her class report about her summer vacation. The middle is, of course, a depiction of all her various adventures with her crazy Grampa. They start out trying to find Stephen, the biggest shark in the world, but get sidetracked by numerous hurdles - including cats who are trying to find Stephen so that they can make him into cat food. In the end, they find Stephen, who they re-unite with his long-lost mother, Stephanie, and Julie, Grampa, and Gramma make it sa ...more
The Book Sale Scrounger

Nothing stings more than reading something you relished in childhood and finding out that it didn't quite hold up. Such is the case with Grampa and Julie, two figures from the good old days of Nick Magazine that I had frankly forgotten until turning up this book in my local library.

The humor? Forced. I don't even see a child finding much amusement in it, honestly. It's random, all right, but not in the way that makes series like Adventure Time fascinating - it just doesn't have enough imaginati
Jun 21, 2014 Samma rated it liked it
I wanted so much to enjoy this more than I did. I remember reading it when I was a kid and TOTALLY in love with Nickelodeon Magazine! It seemed different from that time; I have a feeling parts were edited for length? And it says something about being the first collection of stories; so hopefully there is more later.
P.M. Bradshaw
Dec 14, 2011 P.M. Bradshaw rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent, illustrated book for children!

Julie is giving her “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” speech in school. It’s a fun story about her and her grandfather searching for the world’s biggest shark, and in the process, stumbling across talking cats, pirates, monkeys under the sea, and rocket ships!

An insane amount of fun, with a bit of snide humor for adults!
Sep 21, 2009 Porter rated it it was amazing
This was really funny. I really liked it.
Emilia P
Mar 29, 2008 Emilia P rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
And there were science lessons!
Grampa was a weirdo. And I liked the shark's mom the best.
Or maybe the scientist-monster.
Dec 28, 2012 Becky rated it it was ok
Entertaining, but nothing to write home (or to Goodreads) about.
Chris Hays
Feb 26, 2013 Chris Hays rated it liked it
Shelves: children
Art is a bit odd, yet I enjoy the author and the zany stories.
A hoot. I love Grampa and Julie and their shark hunt.
Jul 31, 2007 Dawn rated it really liked it
The ocean monkeys were my favorite! :)
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