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Trade Paperback
112 pages
May 2004
WaterBrook Press

Hyperlinkz Book 1: Digital Disaster

by Robert Elmer

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All it takes is a snapshot with the used digital camera Austin bought, and the Webster siblings are surfing the web – from the inside! When Ashley and their aunt Jessica’s prize beagle Applet disappear after Austin takes their pictures, Austin knows he has to go after them. Their search for Applet and each other leads Austin and Ashley through a myriad of websites, and they visit the Titanic, Gilligan’s Island, Apollo 13, and Paul’s shipwreck on Malta.

On their way they encounter Mattie Blankenskrean, who claims to be fixing errors on websites. They soon realize she’s not fixing, she’s deleting any mention of God and prayer she finds on the internet!

Robert Elmer combines zany adventures with relevant spiritual lessons in the Hyperlinkz series. The fast reads will appeal to reluctant readers – boys and girls alike. It’s easy to get lost in the plethora of settings throughout the books as the rollercoaster pace zips to the last page. Many of the characters are sketchy and stereotypical, but the series is an overall fun read for kids ages eight to twelve. -- Katie Hart, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Austin and Ashley Webster are normal 12-year-old kids, living in Normal, Illinois. But things get very abnormal when an odd digital camera transports them into the wild, wild world of the Internet.

Soon they’re hopping from website to website, searching for their Aunt’s Jessica’s lost prize-winning beagle, Applet. From the Titanic to the Apostle Paul’s shipwreck, they’re really there!

But things get really wired when they run into the mysterious Mattie Blankenskrean, who’s trying to wipe out sites she doesn’t like. And she’s not going to let the kids get in her way. Can Austin and Ashley find Applet and make their way back to Normal–before Ms. Blankenskrean reprograms the truth?