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Mission Alert: Island X

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Orphaned when their spy parents were killed during an operation, Tom and Zilla are normally cooped up at boarding school. But when the only way to get at a target is by using a child, MI5 bring them in to help. Mission Alert tells the story of some of their adventures; the brother and sister spy duo must dig deep to survive!

Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font, Mission Alert is aimed at readers aged 8+ and has a manageable length (72 pages) and reading age (7+). This collection of stories can be read in any order.

Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

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3rd July '17
JMagill read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Mission Alert: Island X 9781472929563
5 stars
My son liked this book because it wasn't too long and he able to read it all before he lost his concentration. He has just turned 8 and lacks confidence with his reading and I found this book really helped him. The storyline was also good about twins who are spies which kept him interested. It was perfect for him. 
26th May '17
Warren read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Mission Alert: Island X 9781472929563
5 stars
I think this book is great.
I have read all this book with help from my mam. I found reading this story really good because the pages are quite short so it doesn't feel like I'm reading for ages and getting nowhere.
I suffer from dyspraxia and have low concentration levels so this was a great achievement to finish a book with so many pages without getting bored.
The story was great and kept me really interested.
Would recommend this book so everyone !!
2nd June '17
alfie 2002 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
alfie enjoyed this book reading about tom and zilla the twins who are spies. they have to solve the clues on island x ,, a boy from there class said his dad built it. so they go and solve the clues, good book
3rd June '17
Seb1 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
Tom and his twin sister Zilla, go to a boarding school but they have a secret they work as spies for the secret service. In this story they befriend a boy called Jake Silver so that they can go to his dads island and spy on what he is doing. My son really enjoyed this as he was able to read independently.
12th June '17
I read it to LucasChops aged 6 aged 6
Mission Alert: Island X 9781472929563
5 stars
Tom and Zilla are secret spies and receive missions at school via their watches.  When it looks as though a fellow school pupil's father is up to no good they are sent to find out more about his mysterious secret island.
This book is just perfect for Lucas as a 6 year old.  It's not very long, the text is simple and there aren't too many words on each page.  There are also lots of illustrations, which are in the style of a comic book.  A perfect bridge between picture books and more text based stories.
The next instalment looks fun as it seems to be centred around an amusement park so it's already on our to buy list!
28th May '17
MunchkinMegan read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Mission Alert: Island X 9781472929563
5 stars
I thought that this was a good book, it was a nice easy read and didn't take long at all to get through- perfect for a quick read in the car or just before dinner.

I really liked that the book was dyslexia friendly, printed on tinted paper. I am not dyslexic but my uncle is and when he was younger there were no books like this at all so i was really pleased to see a book that had taken other readers into account. I'm looking forward to sharing it with him.

I thought the story was engaging, short yes but definitely interesting.
26th July '17
Sophie read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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4 stars
I liked that they went on a mission to find out all about Jake's Island. The characters were believable and that I was part of the story. 
The story was very readable and if you are not into reading this is brilliant as it's short but enjoyable. 
Reviewed by Sophie. 
28th May '17
dannylee read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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4 stars
Enjoyed reading their adventures. Just the right length of story to read
9th October '17
1breakdancer read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Mission Alert: Island X 9781472929563
4 stars
My son found this book quite exciting and felt able to have a go at reading it himself as the amount of text wasn't off-putting and there were plenty of illustrations. 
2nd June '17
Ewan read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Mission Alert: Island X 9781472929563
3 stars
The cover and the title makes it sound so exciting, I was looking forward to reading a older book but I think the book is for younger than me. Very short and not as exciting as it looks.

Didn't take long to read at all. only a few lines on each page

disappointed.
8th June '17
AJH read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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2 stars
This book was very short and undescriptive, and I didn't get gripped by it, I am sorry to say.  It was about two people who spies. They were successfully in stopping a greedy man from making people buy satellites and equipment only from him.
26th May '17
Junayd read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Mission Alert: Island X 9781472929563
2 stars
I did not like this book because it was very simple and didn't have any twists, any thrills and any detail. It was tiny and took me not long to read. I wonder whether it should be aimed at children younger than me as it was too basic. I wouldn't recommend it except to children younger than me.
26th May '17
Ali read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Mission Alert: Island X 9781472929563
1 stars
I only read this book due to us getting it from a Toppsta Giveaway. The cover of the book makes the book look far more exciting then it is. The storyline isn't that great. 2 young kids get taken out of a football game to have a look at someone making telescopes jamming satellites. The person who made the telescope, his son goes to the same school as them. So, they pretend to be his friend, so they can get closer to his family. This book is absolutely tiny. Each page has a maximum of 7 lines of writing. Some of them even had three! It took me 5minutes to read the whole thing. I was highly disappointed by this. I expected a lot more from this.
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