How Em Norry found hope in books 05/04/21
Publisher: Scholastic Children’s Books
Nelson Kane wakes up on his tenth birthday to discover that he has developed ninja powers. He is no longer an accident-prone nerd, butt of the school bully’s jokes, but instead is nimble and strong, with lightning-fast reactions. He even manages to perform an amazing double-front flip before breakfast.
His mum seems unfazed by the news and coolly explains that, as the last ninja on earth, it is Nelson’s destiny to help and protect all the people of the world from the forces of evil.
Meanwhile, Grandma shows Nelson her secret workshop, where she has invented several devices – some more reliable than others – to assist her grandson in his mission to save the world. Armed with a backpack of Grandma’s gadgets, from solar-powered shoes to laser beams, Nelson puts his newfound superpowers to the test when a cluster of gigantic spiders attack the town.
Fast paced and funny, this chapter book for newly independent readers is the first in a series. With lively black-and-white illustrations and lots of rapid ninja action, it is a light-hearted, entertaining read.
Nelson Kane wakes up on his tenth birthday to discover that he has developed ninja powers. He puts his newfound skills to the test when a cluster of gigantic spiders attack the town. Fast paced and funny, with lively black-and-white illustrations, this light-hearted chapter book contains plenty of ninja action.