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Batman Nightwalker
Contributor(s): Lu, Marie
ISBN: 0399549781     ISBN-13: 9780399549786
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
    OUR PRICE: $17.09  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: January 2018
Annotation: After making an impulsive choice on his way home from his birthday party, Bruce Wayne must do community service at Arkham Asylum, where he encounters Madeleine Wallace, a killer with ties to the Nightwalkers terrorizing Gotham.
Additional Information
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2017021544
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: DC Icons
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 1.00" (1.10 lbs) 252 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 193484
Reading Level: 5.7   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 11.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q72756
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 18.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 December)

Gr 8 Up—Bruce Wayne faces off against the Nightwalkers in this prose novel based on Batman. Bruce has just turned 18 and is now in full control of his family fortune. Graduation is around the corner, but interfering in a police matter gets him a community service sentence cleaning floors at the Arkham Asylum. There he meets the Madeleine, a member of the Nightwalkers, locked away in solitary. When Madeleine, who refuses to talk to the police, begins talking to Bruce about her gang, the police enlist his help in the investigation. Bruce is intrigued by the beautiful yet dangerous Madeleine. The Nightwalkers are taking out the city's rich and famous, and Bruce has just been added to their list. With the help of his friends, his company's technology, and a strong desire for justice, Bruce must save Gotham from the Nightwalkers. This work can be enjoyed by fans of Batman looking for more backstory as well as those unfamiliar with the Caped Crusader. The Nightwalkers, who use violence to spread their message, fit well as a villain group within the Gotham City universe. It is through his interaction with the Nightwalkers that Bruce realizes that he and his technology may be able to help the city in ways the police cannot. A fast-paced story line, action-packed fight sequences, and hi-tech gadgetry expected from any Batman story make this a fun read with wide appeal. VERDICT A first purchase for young adult collections.—Marissa Lieberman, East Orange Public Library, NJ

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