Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 128 pages, 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.4 in
Published: May 4, 2010
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1893951529
ISBN - 13: 9781893951525
About the Book
A brand new fiction series from the makers of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Join the RBI--a group of teen agents with special gifts-- on a series of action-packed adventures as they travel the world
investigating unbelievable tales in a bid to discern fact from fiction.
Based in an international school located in Robert Ripley's old house, the agents continue Ripley's work in investigating weird and wacky happenings around the world. Engaging characters and entertaining stories are supported by Ripley facts throughout these books, each of which concludes with an RBI Case File--a wholly factual section featuring the real Ripley people that inspired the adventure.
Series story arcs include a quest for a cache of artefacts hidden by Robert Ripley himself, whereby the agents pick up clues on their missions that will ultimately lead them to a haul of treasures.
From the Publisher
Join the RBI—a group of teen agents with special gifts—on a series of action-packed adventures as they travel the world!
The Florida swamplands are home to hungry gators, wild electrical storms, and a most unusual creature. Sightings of a strange lizard-like animal reach Ripley High and the RBI are sent to investigate. During their search, the RBI agents find themselves in the middle of a high-speed airboat chase, a swarm of rats, a mysterious treasure hunt, and DUL agents in disguise. But then that’s nothing unusual when you’re a member of the RBI!
About the Author
Ripley Publishing, the owner of the internationally famous trademark Ripley''s Believe It or Not! As world authority on all that is unbelievable, the company offers up its vast archives of the strange and unusual through books, television shows, tourist attractions, motion pictures, merchandise and the worldwide syndication of its daily newspaper cartoon. Ripley researchers across the globe are busy each day digging deep into the world of the odd and bizarre to compile enough fresh an exciting material to fill the Believe It or Not! series of books published each year.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ REVIEW FROM TWEEN BOOK REVIEWS Ripley''s RBI: A Scaly Tale Ripley’s Bureau of Investigation: A Scaly Tale tells the story of a group of kids on a crazy adventure. The main characters go to Ripley High, a school for kids with special abilities. Some of these abilities are talking to animals, controlling the weather, using mental telepathy, and having herculean strength. The kids with the most powerful capabilities are part of a club with important missions. They travel all around the world to investigate strange sightings. In this book, the first of the series, three kids—Zia, Jack, and Kobe—go to the Everglades following sightings of a lizard-man creature residing there. In Florida, the kids run into some troubles when another group—DUL—starts interfering with the mission. DUL is short for Department of Unbelievable Lies, and their mission is to make the RBI troupe into a laughingstock by preventing them from completing missions. Almost every chapter ended on a cliffhanger and at the end of the book, I was left craving more. The RBI books are short and easy to read, and will probably be best suited for younger readers and those kids who are challenged by longer works. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ REVIEW FROM BOOKLIST, BOOK LINKS, BOOKLIST ONLINE Ripley''s RBI: A Scaly Tale The premise of this first entry in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! RBI series is a li