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Everything in Cherry Creek, Indiana, is just plain boring--at least until a French toy designer starts packing and selling the most bizarre, objects, people, and creatures of the outside world to plain, everyday kids....

Title : Mail Order Ninja, Volume 1
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ISBN : 9781599615684
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Mail Order Ninja, Volume 1 Reviews

  • Kat
    2019-02-15 15:12

    IF you're looking a light, funny GN, you could do worse than Mail Order Ninja. The premise is what it sounds like - Timmy orders a ninja in the mail to beat up the bullies at his school. The execution however, is quirky and fun and had me giggling along the way. A lot of the captions (like bios, likes/dislikes) almost reminded me of Scott Pilgrim though this is meant for a younger audience. A quick, fun read. Looking forward to Volume 2!

  • Edwin Bahena
    2019-02-17 17:18

    ***SPOILER ALERT***If you haven't read this book you will love it, this book is about a kid that is obsess with ninjas.Timmy McAllister is the main character of this book, He spends more time on his school and on his house and outside. He is a fifth grader with some fifth grader problems he is getting bullied by a gang of bullies and he cant do anything about it. Timmy is having problems with the gang of bullies because the gang of bullies are after his lunch money.The setting adds to the conflict because i can tell were are they are at and were its taking place. One day he heard an ad in a catalog brays saying "Hey kids!!! Would like to own the world's deadliest NINJA?!" So that's when he got the idea to order the ninja. The title relates to the book by how it gives you an idea of when Timmy orders the ninja. Two or Three weeks later he got the a box on the mail and without even touching he came out, Jiro the ninja hes been waiting for.I would rate this book 4 stars because I liked how the author wrote this book but I liked to read the 2nd book so i would understand it more of what going on. I would like to recommend this book for readers that like graphic-novel,funny books, kids who like ninjas and kids who get picked on. I loved this book I couldn't take it off of my mined like for 4 months this book was about a kid that order a ninja to take back what the bullies had done.

  • Katie
    2019-01-25 16:35

    So this my first foray into graphic novels, and maybe I just picked a bad one (I just kind of randomly picked one off the shelf since I needed to read one to complete the summer reading challenge), but I'm kind of thinking that they are not for me.Maybe I should have expected it, but this book was basically about an angsty nerdy boy who mail orders a ninja (who arrives in a wooden crate and then upon arrival, cuts himself out in a blaze of glory), and then said ninja does the bidding of angsty-nerdy-boy and carries out *REVENGE* (this was a very important point of the novel, the *REVENGE*) on all the people who have wronged nerdy-boy - the bullies and popular girls.I mean, from the title it sounded like it had potential, but mostly it just seemed dumb, and maybe a little like the daydream of any kid who has ever been bullied. But seriously, the revenge bit was a tad overdone, to the point of being mildly offensive. And I know it was probably going for giving the bullies a "taste of their own medicine" kind of thing, but really it just kind of made me think that the kid was a bit of a bully himself since the first thing he did after getting the ninja was go humiliate his enemies. I don't know. I just wasn't impressed with this, but maybe this just isn't my thing.

  • Sylvia
    2019-02-07 10:13

    Timmy McAlister hanya seorang anak biasa yang tinggal di Indiana dimana hari berjalan normal dan biasa-biasa saja hingga suatu hari Timmy memesan Ninja di sebuah toko mainan. Ninja ini bukan ninja mainan, tapi ninja beneran! Hari-hari Timmy tidak lagi sama. Dia tidak lagi diganggu oleh si bully, dan dia menjadi populer di sekolah. Tapi ada seorang gadis populer yang merasa dirinya tersaingi dengan kehadiran Jiro, ninja milik Timmy, dan dia berencana membalas dendam akibat kerusakan yang diakibatkan Jiro.Felicity memesan ninja lain dari toko mainan itu, dan ternyata ninja yang dipesan adalah ninja dari klan putih, alias musuh bebuyutan Jiro.Wakwaaww, keknya bakal seru ya? Bentar ya belum baca volume 2, ntar disambung ceritanya *nyari-nyari di box buku*

  • Erik
    2019-02-19 15:19

    The original story is a little revenge fantasy that makes the most of the small space it's got. The expanded version ramps up the jokes and the super heroics. Both are a lot of fun. Kids should love this. Eric Owen has a great sense of movement and action that really moved the story along. There's a drastic change in his style to make it more like other Manga between the initial story and the later expanded version, but both work really well with Elder's story.

  • Tracey
    2019-02-15 12:13

    Children's graphic novel. Read this together with the second volume (it's part 2 of the same storyline). The kid-appropriate violence in here is limited to action shots (ninjas flying through the air, swords drawn), with clay sculptures being slashed and characters pinned to the wall with ninja stars, but no blood/gore.

  • Lauren
    2019-01-31 16:25

    I can tell this series is going to be a lot of fun. There are some bits of humor in this volume for adults as well to enjoy. The entire premise is absurd, but awesome, all the same. I mean, who wouldn't want their own personal ninja to take care of i.e. rude sales people at the store, neighborhood bullies, or the annoying, most popular cheerleader-types who went to your high school?

  • Bruce
    2019-02-06 11:20

    Fifth grader Timothy James McAllister has a problem with bullies at his school. He wishes he could deal with them the way the ninja in his favorite manga deals with his adversaries. So when he wins the services of his own feudal Japanese warrior for a year, the bullies fall into line. So what’s next? How about the most obnoxiously snobby rich kid in the school?

  • Kate
    2019-02-15 14:12

    A fun, short graphic novel for the younger set. Although I did think that some of the jokes/references would probably go over the heads of younger readers. It does have some interesting devices at work, such as a little fact sheet for each character introduced into the storyline and a short infomercial in the middle of the story.

  • Laura Roberts
    2019-02-11 17:20

    Hilarious little graphic novel on a subject right up my alley: NINJAS! Timmy McAllister orders a ninja through the mail to put the school bullies in their place. Sight gags and puns abound in this silly first installment. Looking forward to part 3!

  • Amanda
    2019-02-09 16:38

    A really fun and exciting read. The story elements - plot points, genre tropes, format features - are solid and respectful to the graphic novel/ninja genre but poke some well-intention (and wonderful) fun at it as well. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

  • Hillingdon Libraries
    2019-02-06 11:20

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  • Sandy
    2019-02-05 15:25

    This one's so incredibly cheesy and zany that it just might work.

  • Fernando
    2019-02-18 10:27

    its a really good book its about a kid who wins a ninja and uses him for his own welthits a comic book!

  • Donna
    2019-02-22 15:26

    Fun and accessible for kids, yet full of humor that will appeal to older readers

  • Caleb
    2019-02-18 14:20

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  • Crystal
    2019-02-06 16:38

    A boy orders his very own ninja through the mail and uses him to fight the neighborhood bully. It's a lot of fun.

  • Lisa
    2019-02-06 11:14

    How much fun! Young kids, teens and adults all love this short graphic novel. It's fast food fiction at its finest.

  • Kristen
    2019-02-13 10:37

    Definitely a young boy orientated manga series about a 5th grader who orders a Ninja and his adventures with that ninja.

  • Elsa
    2019-02-23 18:17

    Pretty good!

  • Monique
    2019-01-25 10:35

    Basic and simple. Good for a young audience as a gateway

  • veruca
    2019-02-17 14:15

    Oh, look the glossy paper!

  • Ming Siu
    2019-02-23 18:34

    Probably better for kids than adults.

  • James
    2019-02-20 11:10

    I thougt it was really good because their was alot of action and excitmentgoing on. I also thougt it was cool when you got to see the guy who gave him the ninja and what else he has made.