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Is part of Zac Power 'H. I. Larry' , 2006 series - publisher children's fiction
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Zac Power Classic Series
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Notes

  • The Zac Power series is written anonymously by a number of different authors under the pseudonym, H. I. Larry.

Includes

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y separately published work icon Poison Island 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2006 Z1259112 2006 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Zac Power, the coolest spy in town, is on another spying mission, on one of the most dangerous islands in the world Poison Island. It's a matter of life or death for Zac when the fate of his family depends on him succeeding!' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Deep Waters 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2006 Z1259115 2006 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Mission: Locate Secret Enemy Submarine

Enemy: Captain Stewart

Featured Gadget: Amphibious Submersible

Danger Rating: 3.7

'Zac Power is about to embark on his first solo mission–finally! And it's almost as cool as playing a guitar solo for millions of screaming fans. For years, top-secret government info has been stored at the bottom of the deepest ocean in the world. And it's been totally safe…until now. The enemy is testing a new submarine that can dive deeper than ever before.

'Can Zac find the enemy, protect the top-secret info, and still make it home in time to walk the dog?' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Frozen Fear 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2006 Z1259109 2006 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'In March 2006, dastardly villains and evil masterminds around the world got a rude shock. They met their match in the form of a 12 year-old boy. Zac Power rose through the ranks of the GIB, regularly saving the world and doing his homework. He was a boy spy with his priorities straight. Zac Power got boys reading. He was the first to tap into the high-octane action, low word count, reluctant reading genre for boys in a cool and meaningful way. He built boys' reading confidence and fostered a love of words. Zac Power was just a silhouette, but he represented so much more. He resonated with boys: they imagined that they were Zac, or they could one day join Zac Power on a mission! They yearned for every detail about his world, they speculated about what he might look like, and they begged for more information about the elusive H.I. Larry. In April 2013, it's time to meet the boy behind the silhouette as we re-launch Zac Power for a new generation of readers. Zac is sent to the Great Icy Pole to discover who is attacking the world's petrol tankers. It's a freezing, scary place. The area is so remote, if Zac misses his helicopter ride back, he'll be stuck there all winter! ' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Tomb of Doom 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2006 Z1316979 2006 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Zac has to rescue one of the Government Investigation Bureau's best agents who has gone missing near the Vanishing Tomb, somewhere in the desert region of the Amber Sands. The Vanishing Tomb keeps vanishing and has ancient booby traps. Zac will need more than a bag full of super-cool spy gadgets to complete this mission and get out alive.' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Night Raid 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2006 Z1316974 2006 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Another thrilling Zac Power adventure! Masses of gold ingots are being stolen from the world's most secure bank vault. Intelligence reports suggest the evil spy agency BIG is involved. Can Zac find out how the hold is being stolen and get it back? There's no telling what crimes BIG could commit with all that gold...' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Lunar Strike 'H. I. Larry' , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2007 6368176 2007 single work children's fiction children's

'Zac Power is the blockbuster chapter book series for boys. Zac is rocketed into outer space to stop the sabotage of a charity rock concert. This is Zac’s toughest mission yet – can he handle the pressure?' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Sudden Drop 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Books , 2007 6862567 2007 single work children's fiction children's

'Another thrilling Zac Power adventure! When BIG hijacks a secret water supply, Zac Power faces yet another dangerous mission. But to rescue the water, Zac has to find it - in the middle of the harsh outback and protected by some of BIG's deadliest defence systems yet.' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Blockbuster 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Books , 2007 6862598 2007 single work children's fiction children's

'Another thrilling Zac Power adventure! Zac is invited to the premiere of a new spy movie - in Hollywood! At first, Zac thinks he's getting a holiday from his spy work, but there's something strange going on. When Zac discovers a mysterious microchip with a prototype brain-washing technology, he realises that there's no time off for a super-spy!' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Shockwave 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2007 6862639 2007 single work children's fiction children's

'Another thrilling Zac Power adventure! GIB has received a mysterious ransom note - pay $500 billion or a purple diamond Laster Blaster will be used to destroy all mobile networks around the world! Zac doesn't know who, where, or how, he just knows when. He has 24 hours to save the world.' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon High Risk 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2007 6862673 2007 single work children's fiction children's

'Another thrilling Zac Power adventure! When the Prince of the remote Hidden Kingdom is kidnapped, it's Zac Power to the rescue! But the kingdom bans all electronics. How will Zac manage without all his cool spy gadgets?' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Undercover 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2008 6862706 2008 single work children's fiction children's

'Another thrilling Zac Power adventure! There's a double agent working at GIB! Zac Power must go undercover to stop the theft of all of GIB's most valuable secrets and gadgets! Can Zac find the double agent before GIB is destroyed?' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Sky High 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2008 6862742 2008 single work children's fiction children's

'Professor Voler, a known enemy to GIB, has been identified as the villain behind the theft of an expensive and top-secret piece of surveillance technology – The NanoCam. GIB has determined that Professor Voler plans to use this technology to enter one of their high-security vaults in less than 24 hours and it is Zac’s mission to ensure that this doesn’t happen.

'Will Zac have time to locate and prevent Professor Voler from breaking into the GIB vault or will the valuable contents of the vault become part of the Professor’s collection?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Volcanic Panic 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Books , 2008 6862768 2008 single work children's fiction children's

'When Zac's latest mission briefing sends him to a secret volcanic island in the middle of the ocean, he knows that something isn't quite right. Then he discovers a secret that GIB has been trying to uncover for years.' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Boot Camp 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Books , 2008 6862795 2008 single work children's fiction children's

'How cool to be pulled out of maths class to go on Spy Boot camp! But when a top GIB spy goes missing. Zac faces the biggest test of his spy career yet. ' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Swamp Race 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2008 6195321 2008 single work children's fiction children's

'Another thrilling Zac Power adventure! Zac has to find top-secret blueprints before his enemy does! But why are the blueprints hidden in the middle of the Murky Swamp?' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Thrill Ride 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2009 Z1588644 2009 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'At the world's scariest theme park, Zac uncovers a plot that's even more evil than the roller-coaster. Can he brave the rides and find out what's really going on at Shark Park?' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Horror House 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2009 Z1606557 2009 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Another thrilling Zac Power adventure! When the power goes out all over town, Zac's SpyPad intercepts a message from BIG! The address in the message leads him to a creepy house that's full of surprises. Will Zac get to the bottom of BIG's plans? Or has he walked into a trap?' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Close Shave 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : 2009 6765438 2009 single work children's fiction children's

'Zac's favourite hair gel has been spiked with a hair-removing ingredient! The only antidote is being held for ransom.

If Zac can't find the culprits, the entire town, including Zac himself, will be bald within a day. No-one messes with Zac's hair...this time, it's personal!' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Shipwreck 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2009 6862829 2009 single work children's fiction children's

'Another thrilling Zac Power adventure! A GIB agent has gone missing in the mysterious Black Triangle deep underwater. Can Zac find him among the sea of shipwrecks before it's too late?' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Overdrive 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2009 6862864 2009 single work children's fiction children's

'Zac is going undercover at the Grand Prix! There's a suspicious new team with the fastest car in the world. On this misison, Zac has the need for speed...' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon River Rampage 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2009 6862898 2009 single work children's fiction children's

'Another thrilling Zac Power adventure! Someone has hacked into GIB's satellite! Can Zac get past the dangerous white rapids AND a massive waterfall before GIB secrets are leaked to the world?' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Foul Play 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2009 6862935 2009 single work children's fiction children's

'Another thrilling Zac Power adventure! BIG have infiltrated a soccer team in the grand final! Zac Power is a brilliant soccer player, but is he good enough to stop BIG from cheating their way to the prize money?' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Fossil Fury 'H. I. Larry' , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2010 5994902 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'In March 2006, dastardly villains and evil masterminds around the world got a rude shock. They met their match in the form of a 12-year-old boy. Zac Power rose through the ranks of the GIB, regularly saving the world and doing his homework. He was a boy spy with his priorities straight. Zac Power got boys reading. He was the first to tap into the high-octane action, low word count, reluctant reading genre for boys in a cool and meaningful way. He built boys' reading confidence and fostered a love of words. Zac Power was just a silhouette, but he represented so much more. He resonated with boys: they imagined that they were Zac, or they could one day join Zac Power on a mission! They yearned for every detail about his world, they speculated about what he might look like, and they begged for more information about the elusive H.I. Larry. In April 2013, it's time to meet the boy behind the silhouette as we re-launch Zac Power for a new generation of readers. Dr Drastic is claiming he's cloned a dinosaur. Can Zac escape the flesh-eating plants in Drastic's BioDome to find out the truth? ' (Publisher's blurb)

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y separately published work icon Shock Music 'H. I. Larry' , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2010 5994866 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'Has Zac's favourite band turned evil?

Zac will have to use all his awesome rock star skills to work out what's going on...' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2006

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording (Books 1-6)

Works about this Work

Age of the Super Series of Books Fiona Purdon , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18-19 September 2010; (p. 20-21)
Cover's Blown Fiona Purdon , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 August 2010; (p. 22)
Encouraging Boys to Read ... in Space! Jennifer Kean , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 89 no. 6 2010; (p. 11)
Encouraging Boys to Read ... in Space! Jennifer Kean , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 89 no. 6 2010; (p. 11)
Cover's Blown Fiona Purdon , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 August 2010; (p. 22)
Age of the Super Series of Books Fiona Purdon , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18-19 September 2010; (p. 20-21)

Awards

2009 winner YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers Awarded for series one.
2009 winner KOALA Awards Younger Readers Awarded for series one.
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