Reader Reviewed Stormbreaker Graphic novel by Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
  

Stormbreaker Graphic novel

Written by Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
Part of the Alex Rider Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Brilliantly visualised, these graphic novel versions of the best-selling stories of boy spy Alex Rider add a fantastic new dimension to the original and terrific for getting even the most reluctant of readers to enjoy the experience of reading. Following the death of his guardian, Alex is forcibly recruited into MI6 and so finds himself off on some seriously hair raising missions in which he faces terrible danger and the real risk of death. In Stormbreaker, the first in the series, he pits his wits against a sinister organisation run by arch crook Darrius Sayle. Alex Rider is a perfect hero.

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Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the original full print edition of Stormbreaker. You can read their full reviews here.

  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'A 14 year old boy recruited to MI6 as a spy like James Bond is utter genius. He is given gadgets which include a Nintendo DS and a Yo-yo...This is one of the best books I have ever read.'
  • Alice East, age 10 - 'I thought this was a fantastic book as it was packed with action and adventure.  I really liked this book because it was pretty different and it really hooked me in.'
  • Chloe McIlroy, age 14 - 'I really enjoyed this book because of the intricate plot and the fast pace.  This is a great story as you are held in suspense the whole way through the book until the truth unravels.'
  • Chloe Pickering, age 10 - 'This is a brilliant book that I couldn't put down. It's the perfect book for children who like mystery or adventure books. It is very gripping.'
  • Alex Faulkner, age 10 - 'Stormbreaker is an exciting book about a boy called Alex Rider who is supposed to become a spy but he doesn't really want to.'
  • William Longlands, age 11 - '10/10 - a real page turner. I didn't want to stop.'
  • Rachel Galbraith, age 10 - 'Stormbreaker was a great start to the series and kept me gripped from beginning to end.'
  • Luke Bauer, age 12 - 'I never dreamt of reading this book, just like Alex didn't know about being a spy! But I was tempted by the blurb and I sure did love reading about him!'
  • Mukunth Kowsik, age 13 - '‘James Bond’ fans will love this nail biting series very much. I always anticipate the part which introduces gadgets, it is as thrilling as opening your Christmas presents! A must try series, definitely.'
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'a fantastic start to an amazing series...I defy anyone to stop at book one.'
  • Chloe Shortall, age 18 - 'I really enjoyed the first instalment of the Alex Rider series. It was fast-paced and full of both action and humour...I would recommend this novel to any teen lovers of spy and mystery novels.'
  • Emily Kinder, age 14 - 'This gripping and compelling book is the first in the series revolving around Alex Rider, the teenage spy. Full of thrills and excitement this is a brilliant book, and one you will quickly grow to love.'
  • Jake Fletcher, age 14 - 'Boom! Bang! Wallop! It’s full of action, fights, and the most ridiculous, but equally brilliant plot ever! Every child, boy or girl should read this. It really is a brilliant book.'
  • Imogen Fisher, age 14 - 'The book was gripping and very entertaining, and I quickly found myself rooting for Alex and wanting him to do well on his mission.'
  • Dylan Sweet, age 11 - 'This action-packed book starts off the brilliant spy series of Alex Rider and his missions...I like this book because it’s thrilling.'

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Synopsis

Stormbreaker Graphic novel by Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston

Forcibly recruited into MI6 after the mysterious death of his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex is sent to infiltrate the organization of a sinister billionaire. Within days he's gone from schoolboy to superspy, and it looks like his first assignment may be his last. This is the graphic novel adaptation of 2006's movie blockbuster, "Stormbreaker".

Reviews

[...] beautiful illustrations [...] A cracker. * Big Issue, London *

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston

Anthony Horowitz (pictured) is an award-winning children’s author, writer for television and creator of the phenomenal bestselling Alex Rider and Power of 5 series as well as the Diamond Brothers Detective books – all published by Walker Books. He lives in central London, EC1.

Antony Johnston is an award-winning author of more than a dozen graphic novels in everything from horror to romance, and has also written video games, books and animation. He has reinvented Marvel’s flagship character Wolverine for manga, and adapted many of Alan Moore’s prose works into comic form. He lives in Barnoldswick, Lancashire.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages
Interest Age: From 9 years

Author

Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd August 2012

ISBN

9781406366327

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