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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (864 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Blue Balliet Narrator: Alex Wyse Publisher: Scholastic Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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A sight-impaired boy in a small town. A mischievous girl who won't stay in one place. A mysterious notebook belonging to a world-famous scientist. A fire. A stranger. A death. These are the ingredients within The Danger Box, an exciting new mystery.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 2/15/2014

    " Zoomy arrives on his grandparents' doorstep as such a tiny infant that he fits in a cat carrier...which is exactly how he's delivered. The Chamberlains embrace Zoomy and raise him with love, hope, and understanding. He is the child they lost when Buckeye left. Zoomy is specail in his own way. First, he has darker skin than any Chamberlain has ever had, second he is legally blind, and finally he has either OCD or Asperger's syndrome so he demands an orderly life. His life is orderly until Buckeye shows up in town, drunk and scary, and leaves a mysterious box with a mysterious handwritten journal in his father's possession. Little does this small-town family realize that this box and journal will bring more than it's fair share of misery, but will also offer them renewed hope and a chance at healing. This book is filled with wonderful characters, a great deal of mystery, and an intriguing history lesson about a fellow we only know as "Gas" until nearly the end of the novel. An excellent, rollicking adventure, full of twists and turns that all culminate into a very satisfying story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/14/2014

    " Zoomy is growing with his grandparents in a small town in Michigan. He has quite a few personality quirks which he calls "jittery splats", and he's legally blind. Zoomy spends the summer in this book researching a man called Gas, solving a mystery, and befriending a girl with her own quirks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/13/2014

    " This was a decent book and certainly amusing at times. I felt a lot of empathy for the main character due to my experience with special education populations. Also, I enjoyed reading about this little town in Michigan that I've actualy been to! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 2/6/2014

    " I'm torn between 3.5 and 4.0. Balliett really captures the unique voices of each of her characters, and her writing is so expressive and fun and observant. As a teacher, you can tell she really knows the kinds of kids she works with, and her writing encourages the reader to look at the world in a different way -- which is a great thing to emphasize to kids. The story/mystery on this one was a little bit weak, though, so this was why I rated it a bit lower than the other books she's written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 1/16/2014

    " I'm a huge fan of Balliett, but this one fell a bit short. I enjoyed Zoomy's character and his relationships with his grandparents and new-found friend, but there are some serious narrative inconsistencies. She starts off with a big set-up for a secretive game of sorts, and then pretty much drops that story line and it becomes more of a treatise on Darwin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mackie | 1/15/2014

    " I absolutely love Zoomy. What an interesting, frail but mighty protagonist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Hollander | 1/15/2014

    " This was probably my favorite book so far by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liza Nahas | 12/3/2013

    " Great for kids to read; has a good mystery based on real life events that kids could would find interesting & could look into on their own and promotes empathy for kids who are a little "different". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timberstar(eli)*The Doctor* | 11/15/2013

    " I liked this book because it was mysterious and unpredictible. I look forward to reading Blue Ballietts other books! The book takes place in the town our weekend house is so I could realy connect to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 6/17/2013

    " A good story - it took a little biut to get into, but I ended up enjoying it's quirkiness, and particularly the grandparents. Worth it for 4th - 5th grade. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel | 6/2/2013

    " I didn't like this as much as "Chasing Vermeer" and that series. I thought she dealt well with understanding the main character's special needs, I just didn't like the story line as much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachael Rowe | 5/26/2013

    " I was stuck on the first chapter. The description and summary seemed interesting. But the book was horrendous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giulia | 5/20/2013

    " This was a really cute read about one of my favourite men in history - Charles Darwin. All the characters, especially Zoomy, are great and lovable, with big hearts and open minds. A great way to introduce kids to science. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rkdk47 | 4/11/2013

    " This book combines the issues that surround a child who is deemed different with a mystery and a science lesson. It is a great historical mystery but some the protagonist's character traits beyond the realm of knowledge of a young reader. This is a wonderful book for middle school students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 3/4/2013

    " This was just so-so... the characters were great, but the "mystery" isn't really a mystery to anyone over the age of 15. So definitely better for the younger crowd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Radtin | 10/19/2012

    " A good story! This book has excellent characters, an interesting story line, and is an enjoyable mystery aimed at kids 5th through 8th grade and beyond. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy Boyd | 10/12/2012

    " A good book, but not one of my favorites! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Childrens Librarian | 11/9/2011

    " I like this more than some of Balliett's other books since it does not rely on an obscure plot device. The characters are great and the Darwin tie-in is good. Needs a mystery spine label. Kids who like this will like E.L. Konigsburg's books. -Maeve "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 4/4/2011

    " Great book for kids and adults. Legally blind main character, Zoomy who must figure out the backstory on a box that appears in his town while a mysterious stranger lurks around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haley Brotherton | 2/11/2011

    " It's pretty good so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 11/25/2010

    " Loved that is occurs in a SW Michigan town. Also like that this isn't a perfect character. He's not handsome, athletic, or popular. I like the mystery, I like the info on Darwin, I like that the characters world isn't all cozy and comfortable. Real life isn't either. Good read for young adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 9/21/2010

    " Good mystery for older Elem school kids "

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