St Viper's School for Super Villains. The Big Bank Burglary.

Rated 4.40/5 based on 6 reviews
Suitable for 7 - 70 year olds! The Syndicate of Supreme Evil needs help with a Big Bank Burglary. Demon is sure he'll make the team - after all, he's the top First Year at St Viper's now. But a new boy, Copycat, changes all that and soon tries to take over. Can Demon win the battle to be the best baddie?

This is the second book in the St Viper's School for Super Villains series.

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Words: 20,900
Language: English
ISBN: 9780957130036
About Donovan Kim

Kim has a Masters in Creative Writing for Young People. Since finishing her degree she has worked as a reader for a children's publisher and been involved with the Times/Chicken House competition. She is one of the Electrik Inc co-founders.

Electrik Inc is a brand new collective combining great writing for children and young adults , sharp editing and professional independent publishing.

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Reviews

Review by: An EyeSpy on June 10, 2013 :
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/625575016
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cheryl Bruce on April 07, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this second volume in the St Viper's School for Super Villains series. Despite their training to be "bad", the kids manage to exhibit loyalty and friendship while still maintaining an evil persona. Never a dull moment, this book is action-packed, and even more enjoyable than the first! The writing is humourous and clever, and I especially enjoyed the double plot twist at the end. The colourful illustrations really add to the story as well. Who doesn't love a good super villain, especially as a kid! I think this would appeal to book worms and reluctant readers alike.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Candle Star Press on April 03, 2013 :
This is the second in Kim Donovan's St. Viper's series, and it's just as fun as the first one. The school hidden within the volcano is back, and the lessons to train young villains in World Domination continue. This time, the Syndicate of Supreme Evil is bent on control of all the world's banks. The Big Bank Robbery is to be a school project for the baddest of the scholars, and Demon wants in. The problem is, ever since Copycat transferred to St. Viper's, Demon can't seem to stop messing up. Demon's popularity has tanked, and even some of his friends abandon him for the new guy.

The Big Bank Burglary is chucked full of more kid-pleasing detail. A giant food fight involving snake flesh pizza and cowpat curry; super villains with names like Lady Lava, Flying Phantom, Monsieur Magnifique, and Doctor Dynamite; cool technie gadgets like like the EVIL (Electronic Villain's Intelligence Log), and enough high-flying action to satisfy every kids craving.

But St. Viper's isn't pure evil. Even though we're rooting for the bad guys (all in good fun, of course), at the end of the adventure, we celebrate some noble traits. Like the loyalty Deon's friends display. And when Demon's arch nemesis is in his hands, he lets him go to fight another day. In fact, "he was looking forward to lots of battles..." He found purpose, silly as it might be. And finally, in a hilarious twist, we find that even Dr. Super Villain finds he needs love and acceptance.

Funny, action-packed, well-edited, and containing absolutely no objectionable content, this one rates highly for the younger middle graders. Recommended for ages 7-9.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Suz Costner on March 23, 2013 :
The author was kind enough to provide me with a copy of both books. I enjoyed the first adventure and getting to know the characters - many of my students will also enjoy it. This new adventure pits the characters against new foes and challenges. Children will empathize with Demon's dilemma in this second installment of the series, because they know what it is like to try and get attention only for someone else to outshine them. Having a new student come in and jeopardize the position Demon and his friends have earned is a wonderful situation for Demon to learn some lessons about fame vs. friendship(among other things). Readers of Vordak the Incomprehensible, and other super hero tales or spoofs will have fun with visiting St. Viper' s School.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Suz Costner on March 23, 2013 : (no rating)
The author was kind enough to provide me with a copy of both books. I enjoyed the first adventure and getting to know the characters - many of my students will also enjoy it. This new adventure pits the characters against new foes and challenges. Children will empathize with Demon's dilemma in this second installment of the series, because they know what it is like to try and get attention only for someone else to outshine them. Having a new student come in and jeopardize the position Demon and his friends have earned is a wonderful situation for Demon to learn some lessons about fame vs. friendship(among other things). Readers of Vordak the Incomprehensible, and other super hero tales or spoofs will have fun with visiting St. Viper' s School.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Christoph Fischer on March 14, 2013 :
I was given this book as a gift by the author and having reviewed the first book I was grateful and keen to read more. The first book was highly entertaining and great fun and this one is not much different. Being the second in the series it can build on the already established characters and the set scene, which Donovan took full advantage of. This is a playful and rewarding read about young rascals on their way to become super-evil.
The title gives the main plot of the story away but thanks to the many colourful characters there is of course much more to the book and much more is happening. My personal favourite sub-plot concerns Doctor Super Evil and award ceremonies for super-powered persons. If you are young at heart you will love this as much as your kids.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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