Item description for Hyperlinkz Book 4: Spam Alert (Hyperlinkz #4) by Robert Elmer...
Overview Spam Alert makes young readers aware of the importance of words like they have never been before. Twelve-year-old Austin Webster and his new friend Drew find more trouble than they bargained for when they jump inside the World Wide Web to hide from Mr. Z., a strange substitute teacher intent on rewording truth on the Internet. Yet even while Austin and Drew learn about the power and importance of words, they are swept from site to site by a maelstrom of spam. Back home in Normal, Illinois, Ashley and Aunt Jessica do their best to mount a rescue effort. But they have their own menace to battle - a real tornado! In this captivating addition to the Hyperlinkz series, the twins learn that words have the power to change and affect people's lives - in both positive and negative ways.
Publishers Description Taking Junk e-Mail to a Whole New Level.
At first it was fun! Now Austin Webster and his new friend Drew run into more trouble than they bargained for after jumping inside the World Wide Web. They're hiding from the dodgy Mr. Z, a strange substitute teacher who wants to wipe out truth on the Internet. But as the boys learn about the power of words they're swept from site to site by a maelstrom of spam.
Back home in Normal, Illinois, Austin's sister Ashley and her Aunt Jessica do their best to mount a rescue. But they have their own menace to battle–a real tornado! Will the Websters survive both monster storms…and keep from being deleted?
Check out the “HyperLinkz Guide to Safe Surfing” for cool true trivia and Web backgrounders!
Don't miss any of the exciting HyperLinkz adventures! Book 1: Digital Disaster Book 2: Fudge Factor Book 3: Web Jam Book 4: Spam Alert Robert Elmer is the author of 36 youth novels, including the new HyperLinkz series, as well as the Young Underground, Adventures Down Under, Promise of Zion and AstroKids series. A certified teacher, he speaks at schools all over the U.S.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 5.18" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.24 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2004
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Number 4
ISBN 1578567505 ISBN13 9781578567508
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Elmer
Robert Elmer lives in the Seattle area with his wife and their little white dog, Farragut, who is named for the famous admiral. He is the author of over fifty books, most of them for younger readers (but some for grown-ups, as well). He enjoys sailing in the San Juan Islands, exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife, and spending time with their three kids - along with a growing number of little grandkids.
Robert Elmer currently resides in the state of Washington.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Hyperlinkz Book 4: Spam Alert?
This takes "surfing the web" to a whole new level Mar 20, 2008
1-2-3...and we're on! No, I mean...we're in! In the World Wide Web, of course. Ashley & Austin Webster actually know how to get inside the internet; you know, that everyday, commonplace excursion of walking around web pages, falling through links, and landing in a whole new situation. Well, okay...maybe it isn't such a commonplace thing though, because odd as it seems, very few people know how to do it. Up until now, the Webster kids have only met one other person who can take these "commonplace" excursions...Mattie Blankenskrean, a woman who is attempting to wipe anything about the Bible off the internet. But like previously stated, that was up until now, because right now is a different story, which means that someone else is running around the internet too and they're up to no good.
In addition to that, Austin scampered off into the web, with his friend (Drew), getting them both lost and their way home is blocked. What's worse is that the web has storms in its forecast. Let me tell you, you've never experienced storms like this before...these are filled with spam; you know, useless advertisements, fake promises...that stuff. It screams out at you and overcomes you like a flowing river would and knocks you down, which makes it impossible to get out of this junk until it passes. Just FYI, if someone yells "SPAM!" then you better RUN!!
So, back to this situation about Austin & Drew living the rest of their lives on the internet...the only way they can get back to Normal, Illinois, is if Austin's sister (Ashley) can find his laptop, back in real life. Only problem is that there's bigger storms going on in Illinois--TORNADOES, to be exact. Ashley will have to brave it out to survive!
The only question left is: Are YOU brave enough to go on one of the most outrageous World Wide Web adventures ever?
Another good one! Aug 31, 2004
As an adult, I got tickled by the spam floods. As a person connected with young people, I see the added tension of mystery and suspense pulling the kids into this edition of Hyperlinkz. One of my reluctant-reader friends is having a ball with these stories. His mother is astounded!
Hold on tight! Aug 19, 2004
This fourth in a series of web adventures taken by the loveable sibling team of Ashley and Austn Webster, provides another hair-raising adventure through the Internet. Elmer's entertaining use of fiction is educational as well. In Spam Alert, we are introduced to well-known Oxford graduates who have enriched our lives and our Faith. As Austin and his friend Drew fight their way through floods of spam, the past meets the present through the magic of The World Wide Web. Elmer's responsible approach to the Internet incites the desire to learn more. A must read for all ages.
Better and better! Aug 18, 2004
Robert Elmer has done it again! The HyperLinkz Series' "Spam Alert" (4th in the series) takes us into the heart of the World Wide web with more than a hint of suspense involved. Today's computer savvy kids won't want to put down this newest of the Austin and Ashley Webster adventures. Entertaining and informative with a values thread running throughout. Buy this series for all the kids in your life (and sneak a read for your adult self!)