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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Battle Boy
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'... a gripping, dramatic and completely engrossing new series - designed to engage reluctant readers (high interest, low-level reading), and anyone interested in battles, history, time travel, adventure, great stories, gadgets galore...'

(Source: Pan Macmillan Australia website)

Includes

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y separately published work icon Open Fire Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2009 Z1659961 2009 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller

'(CLASSIFIED) MISSION 1: OPEN FIRE

  • Spain, 1587, Sir Francis Drake's ship
  • Mission objective: collect Drake's DNA for the Warrior Gene Bank'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Red Devil Down Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2009 Z1659972 2009 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller

'(CLASSIFIED) MISSION 2: RED DEVIL DOWN

  • France, 1918, a field near the Somme River
  • Mission objective: Discover who shot down the World War One flying ace: Baron von Richthofen - the Red Baron'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Destroy Troy Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2009 Z1659979 2009 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller

'Troy, 1185 BC.

It is the night before the Greeks leave the Trojan Horse at the gates of Troy.

BB005 is caught in the battle between the Greeks and the Trojans. Then he meets Polyxena, the daughter of King Priam. Can he leave Polly to her fate?

  • Mission objective: obtain irrefutable proof that the Trojan Horse was real.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Bloodaxe Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2009 Z1659984 2009 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller

'Dark Age England, 954.

Bloodaxe was the Viking King of York - a fierce and uncompromising leader.

BB005 jettisons into the Viking camp and, with the help of Viking FightRite 101, defends himself against Bloodaxe's son Haeric.

  • Mission objective: collect Bloodaxe's DNA and record his famous last battle.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Aztec Attack Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 Z1659996 2010 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller

'Mission 4: Aztec Attack

  • Tenochtitlan, 1519, the first meeting between the Spanish conquistadors and the Aztecs.
  • Mission objective: Rescue Battle Boy 004 who has been stuck in this Battle Book since a previous mission went horribly wrong!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Battle Bust-Up Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 Z1660017 2010 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller

'Mission 4: Battle Bust-up

  • The Battle of Issus, 322BC and the Battle of Kursk, 1943.
  • Mission objective: Two battles have become mixed up in one Battle Book! It's up to BB005 to break up the fight and put each army back in its right place.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Vampire Virus Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 7360342 2010 single work children's fiction children's fantasy adventure

'Mission 7: Vampire Virus

  • BB005 is going back to the Battle of Cannae, 216 BC.
  • Mission objective: Stop the Vampire Virus that has contaminated this book and is spreading through the Battle Books. He needs a virus expert for this mission: meet BG01 - Battle Girl'.

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Chariot Charge Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 7360387 2010 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller

'Mission 8: Chariot Charge

The Battle of Kadesh, 1400 BC - the most famous chariot battle between the Hittities and the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II.

Mission objectives:

1) discover who wins the Battle of Kadesh.

2) discover the location of the tomb of Prince Awutali - and the priceless treasure that was buried with him'.

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon White War Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 Z1799147 2010 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller 'CLASSIFIED INFORMATION
Agent's profile:
Code name: Battle Boy 005 (BB005)
Real name: Napoleon Augustus Smythe
Age: 11 years old
Assignment: Operation Battle Book
Controller: Professor Juanita Perdu
Duty: To operate as a Human Data-Collecting Device (HD-CD)
Survival gear: SimulSkin (high-tech, skin-coloured body armour), Battle Watch and assorted gadgets
Mission directive: To spy on the past
Mission 9: White War
* Book no. 72: Christmas Day, 1914. The Western front, near the town of Ypres, Belgium.
* Mission objective: very unclear. There is something BIG that Professor Perdu is not telling Battle Boy. His mission begins knee-deep in mud, in the middle of No Man's Land, where he encounters the last person he is expecting to meet.' (From the publisher's website.)
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y separately published work icon Caveman Bash Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 7360535 2010 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller

'Mission 10: Caveman Bash

  • Book no.91: the Stone Age - 30,000 BC, Ebro River, Northern Spain.
  • Mission objective: To find out what happened to the Neanderthals. But Battle Boy's mission doesn't begin well. His brother Monty has followed him into the Battle Book. And then they meet the fierce Cro Magnons.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Super Soldier Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2011 7360581 2011 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller

'Mission 11: Super Soldier

  • Book no. 66: Battle of Thermopylae, 380 BC. Persian King Xerxes I fights Greek forces led by the Spartans
  • Mission objective: Professor Perdu wants to try out her latest creation - the 2.2 metre tall super soldier, Tex. However, an accident in the Tome Tower means that a Battle Book has been sucked into another Battle Book! Together, BB005 and Tex must retrieve the missing Battle Book, before it falls into the wrong hands!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Sky Wars Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2011 7360452 2011 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller

'Mission 12: Sky Wars

  • MetaBook 3: Zeppelin war between Germany and Britain, 1915 - 1916.
  • Mission objective: This is BB005's first special MetaBook mission. MetaBooks contain multiple battles over long periods of time, and nobody has ever explored one before. In this mission, BB005 will be flying blind - no contact with the outside world, and no instruction manual!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Samurai Secrets Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2011 7360634 2011 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller

'Book no. 44: Japan, 1281

Mission objective: Napoleon is going back to 13th Century Japan, to the second Mongol invasion by Kublai Khan. But he is in for a huge shock - he is not going alone. His father Captain Smythe is going with him. In the most staggering revelation of the series, we discover that Captain Smythe was a Battle Boy almost 40 years ago!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Black Prince Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2011 Z1804505 2011 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller 'The Battle of Crecy, France, 1336 Mission objective: The Battle of Crecy was one of the most decisive clashes of the Hundred Years War and BB005 is getting ready to meet the Black Prince - a mysterious figure from this war. But when he reaches the Special Reading Room Professor Perdu isn't there: Operation Overlord 09 is. And even worse, Battle Boy has a new SimulSkin.' Source; Libraries Australia.
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y separately published work icon Underwater War Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2011 7360703 2011 single work children's fiction children's adventure thriller

'Anything can happen in a Metabook

Battle Boy 005 is heading into one of the biggest Metabooks of all - MB7.

It's the battle of the Atlantic - the longest battle of the Second World War, fought between German U-boats and Allied ships.

BB005 will be in and above the water as he zooms from ship to submarine.

His mission objective: try to survive.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Warrior Queen Charlie Carter , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2012 8792882 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'CLASSIFIED INFORMATION Agent's profile: Code name: Battle Boy 005 (BB005) Real name: Napoleon Augustus Smythe Age: 11 years old Assignment: Operation Battle Book Controller: Professor Juanita Perdu Duty: To operate as a Human Data-Collecting Device (HD-CD) Survival gear: SimulSkin (high-tech, skin-coloured body armour), Battle Watch and assorted gadgets Mission directive: To spy on the past Mission 16: Warrior Queen Book no. 145: Boudicea's Uprising – AD 60-61 Mission objective: In this special Verge Volume – containing multiple battles – BB005 must navigate his way through time and space to locate Queen Boadicea of the Iceni tribe, who led an uprising against the occupying Roman Empire. BB005 must return the Great Torc to Boudicea before the final battle so that history remains on course!' (Publication summary)

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First known date: 2009

Works about this Work

Fiction in Series : Resources for Literacy and Pleasure in the Primary Years Lyn Linning , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 27 no. 5 2012; (p. 14-19)
Survey of all the major publisher and author series suitable for primary school children.
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2011 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Childrens' Book Council of Australia , August vol. 55 no. 3 2011; (p. 5-7)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2011 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Childrens' Book Council of Australia , August vol. 55 no. 3 2011; (p. 5-7)
Fiction in Series : Resources for Literacy and Pleasure in the Primary Years Lyn Linning , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 27 no. 5 2012; (p. 14-19)
Survey of all the major publisher and author series suitable for primary school children.
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