#1: The First Escape, The Dopple Ganger Chronicles  -     By: G.P. Taylor
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#1: The First Escape, The Dopple Ganger Chronicles

SaltRiver / 2008 / Hardcover

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Mischievous identical twins Sadie and Saskia Dopple live in the same orphanage as their only friend, Erik Ganger. When wealthy Muzz Elliott adopts Saskia, Muzz's own twin plots against her. Saskia tries to foil the crime as Sadie and Erik search for Saskia. Taylor's exciting "illustra-novel" combines graphic format with traditional text. Ages 8 to 12. 288 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: SaltRiver
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1414319479
ISBN-13: 9781414319476
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Ages: 8-12
Series: Dopple Ganger Chronicles

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Publisher's Description

From the best-selling author of Shadowmancer comes an enthralling new series of illustra-novellas. The First Escape is the first book in the Dopple Ganger Chronicles, a six-book series following three children—Sadie and Saskia Dopple and Erik Morrissey Ganger. Sadie and Saskia are mischievous identical twins living at an orphanage, where Erik is their only friend. They are separated when Saskia is adopted by Muzz Elliott, a wealthy woman searching for her long-lost family treasure. While Saskia stumbles into the center of a crime only she can stop, Sadie and Erik embark on a quest to find her. This book is in an exciting new format called an “illustra-novella,” in which the story is told alternately in graphic novel format and plain text with occasional illustrations.

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  1. VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    The First Escape
    July 21, 2014
    Amy C
    VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    The First Escape is great for older kids. I loved the graphics and illustrations. I think the older kids, mainly the boys, would enjoy this book. The interesting story with the graphics make a good combination. I did have a hard time keeping up at times but I did enjoy it. I will be looking to see if the library has the rest of the series to see what else happens.

    4 stars.
  2. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    June 21, 2014
    MJ
    Quality: 5
    When I first saw this book in a local Christian bookstore, I thought neat, what a cool cover, and then noticed the spine was such a bright orange. That is not something you normally see_ Then I started flipping through it. The book is half novel and half graphic novel. It is amazing!

    This would be the absolute perfect tool from that child that you know who refuses to read but it drowning gleefully in the new craze of manga and comics.
  3. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 2, 2014
    thecraftyhome
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Doppleganger Chronicles are a series of books by best selling author G.P. Taylor. They are children's graphic novels and are fabulous. This was my first fore-ray into graphic novels and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    The First Escape is the first in the series. Sadie and Sasika Dopple are twin orphans at the Home for Wayward Children. There antics are constantly getting them into trouble, but one day a wealthy old woman comes to adopt a child but only wants and picks Sasika. Sasika runs into quite the mystery at her new home and Sadie has many adventures while trying to find her sister.

    This is a great children's mystery/adventure book and a great way to get reluctant readers to read. I highly recommend this book.
  4. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    Disappointed
    June 2, 2014
    MomBlogger
    Quality: 3
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    The book went back and forth between novel and graphic novel and was a bit confusing to read. I wasn't really a fan of that back and forth and also never really got to know the characters well enough to like any of them. I found them annoying most of the time and could not see why most kids would want to read about their disrespect of adults and others. I did like the fact that the evil was exposed and the kids decided to do the right thing. But really didn't care for the fact that ALL of the adults in the story are shown in a negative light and the kids seem to be rewarded for a little good they do regardless of all the bad they have done.

    Not a fan of this series.

    *I have read and reviewed this title for the Tyndale Summer Reading Program. I borrowed the book, I did not receive any compensation.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 29, 2013
    i blog 4 books
    Time for a confession. I had no idea what an "illustro-novel" was until I read this book. Oh, you don't either? Well, it's part book, part graphic novel. I gave it a shot because it was unique, and I'm trying to branch out this year. I'm so glad I did!

    This was a great story, and I was completely caught up in the book within a few pages. Eric and the Dopple sisters were a force to be reckoned with, and I enjoyed their antics. While the style of the novel was vastly different than anything I've read before, the story itself was reminiscent of the old mystery books that I loved when I was younger—Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the Boxcar Children. Good, solid mystery without being too over the top. I loved that Christian elements were gently introduced and am interested to see how this plays out in the rest of the series.

    This is a great series for resistant readers. The books are action-packed so the plot moves along pretty quickly, which is key for hooking those non-readers! Parts of the stories are a bit "dark and twisty" but I think that upper elementary and middle school students will thoroughly enjoy them. Good grief, I'm way past that age and I LOVED them!

    This is a solid 5-star book, and I'm happy to recommend it! (5 stars)
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