Kidnap at Denton Farm
From the Series The Outfit
The protests at Farmer Denton’s new wind turbine take a terrifying turn when someone kidnaps Jillo. It’s up to the Outfit to rescue Jillo and save the turbine from destruction. Tag along in this exciting high-low adventure.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™|
|Number of Pages||104|
Author: Robert Swindells
Robert Swindells was born in Bradford, England. He was a primary school teacher, served in the Royal Air Force, and was involved in the peace movement before becoming a full-time author. Robert is the winner of numerous awards including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for his bestselling novel Stone Cold. He lives in England.
Illustrator: Leo Hartas
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Kidnap at Denton Farm (The Outfit) by Robert Swindells, 104 pages. Darby Creek (Lerner Publishing). 2022. $8 (paperback).
Language: G (1 swears); Mature Content PG; Violence: PG
BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS—OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
Farmer Denton gets a new wind turbine that brings out protesters. Things go south fast when his daughter Jillo is kidnapped. The Outfit, four teens and their dog, leap into action to help solve the case and rescue their friend.
Even though the teens are ages 16 and up, the reading level and the simplistic story better serves a younger audience. Nothing earth shattering and readers may guess the ending, but it’s a quick read.
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