Formatted and illustrated expertly, The Bat Book makes a creepy member of the animal kingdom fun for kids to learn about and accept. For there seemed but little chance of Casey’s getting to the bat. However Jo Nesbo appears to be extremely popular so it could be down to personal taste for me. The trope of the tortured, alcoholic, obsessed homicide cop with a dark and terrible secret in his past has become so familiar as to elicit eye-rolling when I come across it again. Before Harry took on the neo-Nazi gangs of Oslo, before he met Rakel, before The Snowman tried to take everything he held dear, he went to Australia. Our website includes over 135,000 books covering every aspect of wildlife, ecology and conservation as well as a comprehensive range of wildlife survey equipment, nestboxes and habitat management tools. Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2017. and it emphasizes the ways that bats help our world, how they make a difference in different ecosystems, and what kids and families can do to help protect them. A good introduction to the Harry Hole crime stories, but not as good as some of the later novels in the series. buyguy1001 , 07/31/2019. Definitely recommend this book!! I think this book would be well suited to the 7-12 year old. Bats are also incredibly important to the environment. Return policy details. Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2018. The author has also included more fun bat facts for kids to learn after the main story. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. I really enjoyed the facts and the graphics. If only he could focus on the case instead of being tempted to fall off the wagon. I think this opens up a great conversati. I just hate bats. Originally published in 2016 in French, this English edition is due out 4th Feb 2020 from Penguin Random House on their Tundra imprint, has 32 pages and will be available in hardcover format. But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all, And Blake, the much despised, tore the cover off the ball; And when the dust had lifted, and men saw what had occurred, There was Jimmy safe at second and Flynn a-hugging third. The Bat at first fought on the side of the Birds, but later on in the day the tide of battle ran so much in favour of the Beasts, that he changed 0ver, and fought on the other side. Discover how much they matter, why they are declining, and what we can do to help. Just because I did not finish (or even start, really) this book does not mean it isn't a good, informative, interesting book. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The first book in the remarkable, best-selling Harry Hole series from Jo Nesbø. Cockroaches: The Second Inspector Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series), The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series, 3), Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series), The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series, 5), The Thirst: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series), The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Novel (Harper Perennial Olive Editions: Harry Hole), The Redeemer: A Harry Hole Novel (6) (Harry Hole Series), *Starred Review* When Nesbø’s Harry Hole novels began appearing in the U.S., the Oslo police detective was well into his spiral of alcoholic self-destruction. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. Younger readers will need some help reading it, as it contains a lot of words. It is only the Australian anthropology which rescues the story, although JN's cod-anthropological psychology brings little to the story but without it this would have been a very short book. You can add, edit or delete contacts in The Bat! Harry has a formidable opponent and the book is a page-turner to the very end. sorting office is so sophisticated that you can even run the mailing list server with the full subscribe/unsubscribe functionality. With the U.S. publication of this series debut, we see still more of the detective’s evolution. It seems Jo Nesbo is the go-to Nordic writer everybody needs to read before any other. Please try again. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Batman: Shadow of the Bat was a comic book series featuring Batman, published by DC Comics.The series ran for 96 issues, from 1992 to 2000. This book is awesome. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Come visit a wondrous nighttime world with a full moon in the sky, firelight on the sand, and bats at the beach! Read 47 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Slow reading Too much useless dialogue. Recommended! This book is unique in that it is as informative as a textbook, but features fun illustrations and has an easy to read format. I kept coming across the Harry Hole novels as "the" Nordic Noir books to read. This book made me appreciate bats even more though. I requested and received an e-ARC of this book from NetGalley and DK Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares His Reading Recommendations. The Bat is a 1959 American mystery film starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead.It is the fourth film adaptation of the story, which began as a 1908 novel The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart, which she later adapted (with Avery Hopwood) into the 1920 play The Bat. Great structure & beautiful illustrations! Kids learn a lot from read-alouds, and there are so many good books out there that are all about bats. Please try again. I have always loved bats and have even been out as part of a bat survey before. Unable to add item to List. Conversational text and silly illustrations will have you up all night reading about the only flying mammal on Earth!" The Bat! I’m still glad I read and completed the book though. Explore The Upside-down World Of Bats! Contact details. The Bat was amazingly good - better than some of the subsequent titles. Not only does it feature information about where bats live and what they eat, but also how they help our ecosystem, why they are under threat, and what we can do to help. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. In Australia as a consulting detective on a murder case in which the victim is a Norwegian native, Harry does what will eventually become his signature: spotting the signs of a serial killer at work and following a convoluted trail with an obsessiveness that puts not only himself but all those around him at risk. It was filled with information and facts about different kinds of bats, why they are endangered, and ways to help them. The Bat book. So bats can be pollinators, seed spreaders and insectivores. Bats are also incredibly important to the environment. Go on an adventure in the shadows with award-winning author and illustrator Charlotte Milner. Jam packed with fantastic facts and illustrations, Milner does a wonderful job sparking interest in the world’s only flying mammal. The stories took place in Batman's then-current continuity along with Detective Comics and Batman, in contrast to Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, which focused on Batman's early years. As other reviewers have noted, there is quite a deal of talk about how The Bat, and the subsequent next in the series, Cockroaches, were less than stellar in comparison to the series as a whole. Due out 4th Feb 2020 from Penguin Random House on their DK imprint, it's 48 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats. I think this opens up a great conversation with your children, and provides an opportunity for follow up activities to do with your child to bring this information to life. Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2018. With the recent appearance of earlier books in the series (The Redeemer, 2013), fans have been able to catch up on the backstory that put Harry in such a bad way. supports the CardDAV protocol, which allows syncing The Bat!’s address book contacts with CardDAV servers, including Google and iCloud contacts. Little Boy Bat, the main character who lives under the famous Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas, decides to write a book to help humans learn bats are not frightening. Brian believes that it's the perfect thing to bring him and his big-leaguer dad closer together. This book is a great option for the young student who has an interest in bats and the natural world. NHBS supply wildlife survey equipment and books to naturalists, academics and ecological and conservation professionals. Refresh and try again. While it provides a good introduction to Harry Hole, I am pleased this was not the first of the Harry Hole books I have read as I may not then have gone on to read any of the later ones, such as ‘The Redbreast’ and ‘Nemesis’ which in my opinion are much better than this one. I'd not read any Jo Nesbo books before so thought I'd start at the beginning and made the mistake of assuming that this book was going to be good, after all Jo Nesbo seems to have been dominating the book charts for years, but I was sadly disappointed. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The illustrations are bright and colorful and just overall very well done. The Bat ( 1959) The Bat. So I have hope that future stories are less of a trudge. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Return policy. Lots of information packed in this book. I love that it introduces so many different species (did you know there are 1300 species of bats?!) ), that need bats for the plants to thrive and produce. What makes it Nordic Noir? Going from book 7 to book 1 there is a noticeable difference in writing style. Yes, this book is geared towards kids, but anyone can learn lots of great information in a fun and colorful way by giving it a read. The Bat Book is a new science based book about bats by Charlotte Milner. There he encounters an Aboriginal police detective, a cross-dressing clown, and a winsome Swedish barmaid, among other interesting characters. will wait with bated breath to see how long it takes him to break every rule in the book. Conrad Storad is a wonderful children's book author. Yes, this book is geared towards kids, but anyone can learn lots of great information in a fun and colorful way by giving it a read. Now that all the titles are available, if you are new to Harry's adventures be certain to start at the beginning. I found this to be a wonderfully informative book about bats and their importance. Something went wrong. Bat Books. Welcome back. Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2017. Something is simmering just beneath the surface. I look forward to more books by this author! The Bat: The First Inspector Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series), Vintage Crime/Black Lizard; Original edition (July 2, 2013). The cover and the fact that it was all about bats really drew me in and I was happy to see that this great illustration continued on each page. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Apart from that, not much about the story was reminiscent of the feel of Nordic Noir. We’d love your help. Harry Hole is a Norwegian detective who has been sent to Australia to solve the shocking murder of a B-list Norwegian television presenter. Superb information! It was set in Australia and if anything was Australian noir. This is a sweet and appealing short book aimed at younger readers (k-3) with science based accessible information and illustrations about bats. There's a problem loading this menu right now. I've only read one other Hole novel, The Redbreast, which was frankly better than this. THE BAT. With the future of the series still up in the air after Phantom (2012), this is an absolute must for devotees of the riveting train wreck that is Harry Hole. Reading this wrenching, emotionally charged tale, which features a fascinating take on the lives of Aboriginals in contemporary Sydney, with full knowledge of what awaits Harry in succeeding, similar cases over the years, we find ourselves wanting to scream, “No, Harry, not again!” But, in fact, this is the first time he loses himself in the chase, inflicting lasting, self-administered body blows on his fragile psyche, and while the chronological confusion is disconcerting, it adds a layer of dramatic irony to the tale and enhances its tension and power. – all these changes will be reflected on the server. The Bat by Jo Nesbø, 2013 edition, in English. Within its 22 entries, it shows us why bats are important to humans and details the large role they play in protecting the environment. Jo Nesbø’s books have sold more than eighteen million copies worldwide, and have been translated into forty-seven languages. yes he ticks all the boxes; and while the story is a fast paced serial killer-thriller with HH chasing around Sydney and the east coast of Australia the storyline is weak, the characters and in particular the women are undeveloped; and cover to cover this reads more like a pitch for a film plot (JN must have had hopes of hitting the big bucks when he wrote this) than a finished book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 3, 2017. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! This was such a cute and informative book. So many facts about bats! Seller does not offer returns. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Recommended. and discusses the myths and the threats that they face. I love that it introduces so many different species (did you know there are 1300 species of bats?!) The Bat Book is perfect to teach little animal-lovers all about these clever creatures who do so much for our planet. Owing mainly, however, to the admirable conduct and courage of the Eagle, the tide once more and finally turned in favour of the Birds. My little one was fascinated by the Mexican fishing bat which led to further exploration & a cool clip on Internet from Hakai magazine. Not only does it feature information about where bats live and what they eat, but also how they help our ecosystem, why they are under threat, and what we can do to help. As well as gobbling up pests, and spreading seeds through the forests, they also pollinate more than 500 different species of plants throughou. As a future homeschooler, I can see this book being a very helpful resource! Detailed information make this book worthy of older readers, even adults, but the illustrations (such as how the bones inside a bat wing compare to those in a human hand) are appealing for all ages. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home. In his newest picture book, he uses a story within a story format to engage young readers. I had absolutely no idea how crucial a part bats play in the natural world. But Jo Nesbo's first Harry Hole novel (although not the first released in the US) manages to rise above cliche. I had to keep looking up what they were on about and that really started to irritate me !! The Bat is nowhere near as polished or compelling as The Snowman BUT it does give some vital background info on our beleaguered protagonist and just how deep his dysfunction goes. Won’t be reading any more in this series. At 34, I still get a warm feeling from DK books, knowing there will be cool pictures and I would have to hunt around to make sure I read every single fact and not miss some little detail (and inevitably you would miss something, making rereading a lot of fun). If only he could focus on the case instead of the pretty redhead he just met. I think this book would be well suited to the 7-12 year old. I have always loved bats and have even been out as part of a bat survey before. Written by Nicola DaviesIllustrated by Sarah Fox-DaviesRead aloud by Mrs. Britton His Harry Hole novels include The Redbreast, Nemesis, The Devil’s Star, The Snowman, The Leopard, Phantom and The Redeemer, and he is the author of Headhunters and several children’s books. Would a Norwegian detective who is an alcoholic go to Australia and practically take over a murder investigation?? This is the first of the Harry Hole crime stories. Well, the author is Scandi, the murdered woman is Scandi, and the main character is Scandi. Learn the facts of our amazing nighttime pollinators and exterminators. Why do people dislike these wonderful and truly amazing mammals? Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I’ll probably stick to Rebus from now on. Highly recommended. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. The cover and the fact that it was all about bats really drew me in and I was happy to see that this great illustration continued on each page. He has received the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel. How disappointed I was to read the first in the Harry Hole series. Kristi & Abby Tabby I was given a copy of this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Start by marking “The Bat Book” as Want to Read: Error rating book. They’re crucial in each ecosystem they reside. It was a great intro. 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