Item description for Secret Agents Four (Adventure Library) by Donald J. Sobol & Leonard Shortall...
Overview After several boys chase a suspicious man who turns out to be a spy, the boys form VACUUM, a society which will aid a national organization of secret agents in apprehending other spies.
Publishers Description Little did Ken and his buddies--Orv, Horseshoes, and Bo--know just how exciting their summer was to be. Instead of perfecting a few of Orv's earthshaking inventions (some of which even worked, sometimes), who would have pictured their joining forces with the good guys, Mongoose, in a heroic attempt to foil Cobra's latest nefarious plot? It is not long before V.A.C.U.U.M. (Volunteer Agents Crusading Unsteadily Under Mongoose) is officially born. Add one "Beautiful Assistant Gangbuster," Mary Evans (full title, V.A.C.U.U.M. B.A.G.), a modest fleet of vintage cars and a World War I De Havilland and the fun is about to begin. Donald J. Sobol, author of the popular Encyclopedia Brown books, tickles his reader's curiosity (and funny bone) in this hilarious tale of friendship, ingenuity, and smashing achievement.
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Studio: Bethlehem Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2003
Publisher Bethlehem books
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Bethleham Books Adventure Librar
ISBN 1883937655 ISBN13 9781883937652
Availability 0 units.
More About Donald J. Sobol & Leonard Shortall
Donald J. Sobol was the author of the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia Brown series and many other books. His awards include a special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his contribution to mystery writing in the United States, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers' Choice Award for Encyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace.
Donald J. Sobol lived in the state of Florida. Donald J. Sobol was born in 1924 and died in 2012.
Reviews - What do customers think about Secret Agents Four (Adventure Library)?
VACUUM to the Rescue! May 17, 2006
Donald J. Sobol, author of the beloved Encyclopedia Brown series, weaves a wonderfully funny and entertaining mystery in Secret Agents Four. With his characteristic wit and elegant, compact prose, Sobol takes the reader on a adventurous journey with four wacky "secret agents" who are trying to save Miami from a terrible fate. I loved this book as a kid. Re-reading it as an adult convinced me that Sobol's work is as current and enjoyable as any fiction for young readers available today. If you love adventure and mystery, this book is for you.
Remarkably ahead of its time. Jun 1, 2005
I read this book over and over when I was a kid. It's a great story. However, I have a new appreciation for it now. Given the terrorist threat that we now face, this book was eerily prescient. It deals with sleeper spies and poisoning a town's milk supply, a scenario that is not as far-fetched as it used to be. Somehow, over time, Donald Sobol no longer seems like just a great kid's books author - he seems to have predicted the future.
Cool Book Nov 1, 2003
I read this book when I was eleven and absolutely loved it. It was an amazing book and like many good books, I could actually imagine something like this happening to me!