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Eleanor Amplified and the Trouble with Mind Control

John Sheehan

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Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

A quirky, radio-drama inspired middle grade novel based on the popular WHYY children's podcast Eleanor Amplified, following a tenacious investigative reporter on her latest adventure to get the whole story and save Union City from evil.

Something is going on at Brighton Middle School and it's up to Union City's #1 investigative reporter to get the scoop and save the day!

World-renowned investigative reporter Eleanor Amplified goes undercover to help a student reporter and fan, Miku Tangeroa, expose the corruption at her middle school. Together they discover that the new organic lunch program and tech-based learning systems are doing more harm than good and are actually part of an evil plot that might put all of Union City in danger. Can Eleanor and Miku get to the bottom of these suspicious events in time? Just who is behind NatureSchmature and the Mesmerosin Extractor? Will Eleanor survive the hallways-and students-of Brighton Middle School? Find out in the latest adventure of Eleanor Amplified!

With radio-drama like action, outrageous villains, and a tough, intelligent female protagonist to boot, Eleanor Amplified captures the voice and playfulness of the podcast as readers follow Eleanor and Miku as they foil devious plots and outwit crafty villains, all in pursuit of the big story. Entertaining and informative, the book, like the podcast, sparks laughter and conversation, while preparing kids to appreciate journalism and make smart media choices in the future. Along with an upbeat story, there are black-and-white half page and spot illustrations throughout, which is another element that captures the playfulness of the podcast and makes this book perfect for graphic novel fans and reluctant readers.

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