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The Resource Science fair : a story of mystery, danger, international suspense and a very nervous frog, Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, (CD)

Science fair : a story of mystery, danger, international suspense and a very nervous frog, Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, (CD)

Label
Science fair : a story of mystery, danger, international suspense and a very nervous frog
Title
Science fair
Title remainder
a story of mystery, danger, international suspense and a very nervous frog
Statement of responsibility
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Every year Hubble Middle School holds a big science fair, which all the students have to enter. It's very competitive: The first prize is $5,000 cash, donated by a Hubble alum who's an Internet billionaire. The problem is, the prize is always won by rich kids from Manor Estates who cheat -- their hyper-ambitious parents hire 'coaches' who do the work for the kids, so the kids will have good resumes for college. It turns out that one of the 'coaches' is a thug from the country of Kprshtskan -- a country with no vowels. He's actually helping the kids to build components to an EMD -- electro-magnetic device -- that will render all computer chips in the DC area useless, shutting down the federal government. This, under the cover of a middle school science fair, relying on the insane competitiveness of the rich parents to actually pay to construct this device. Our heroes figure this out, but of course nobody believes them -- they're just fighting dirty and trying to get the ME kids disqualified. They have to disarm the weapon before it's effective and expose the agents from Kprshtskan. And of course, by doing so, win the science fair and the money prize" -- from publisher's web site
Cataloging source
SO$
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, Dave
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
009-012
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Phil Gigante
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pearson, Ridley
  • Gigante, Phil
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle schools
  • Hackers
  • Contests
  • Science projects
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Science fair : a story of mystery, danger, international suspense and a very nervous frog, Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, (CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (540 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781423347729
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAU42334772A
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn231766030
  • (OCoLC)231766030
  • 1147699
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Science fair : a story of mystery, danger, international suspense and a very nervous frog, Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, (CD)
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (540 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781423347729
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAU42334772A
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn231766030
  • (OCoLC)231766030
  • 1147699
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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