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The DATA Set Collection #2

A Case of the Clones; Invasion of the Insects; Out of Remote Control; Down the Brain Drain

by (author) Ada Hopper

illustrated by Graham Ross

Little Simon
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
General, Science Fiction, Chapter Books
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
  • Reading age: 5 to 9


Join the DATA Set on their outrageous adventures with this action-packed collection of books five through eight!

Meet Newtonburg Elementary’s whiz kids: Gabe, Laura, Cesar and Olive…a.k.a. the DATA Set!

Join the gang as they deal with bizarre mishaps after they come face-to-face with their reclusive, mysterious next-door neighbor. Dr. Bunsen always has the best intensions. Really, he does. Unfortunately, nothing ever goes quite right. But thanks to him, the kids learn to think fast in even the most outrageous situations.

In this wacky four-book boxed set, join the DATA Set’s adventures as they go up against robot clones, shrink down to the size of insects, control and rewind time, and travel through the human body!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The DATA Set chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

This action-packed four-book collection includes:
A Case of the Clones
Invasion of the Insects
Out of Remote Control
Down the Brain Drain

About the authors

Ada Hopper has been extremely inventive ever since she was little. There was nothing that a rubber band and some tweezers couldn’t fix, no question that couldn’t be answered by scouring the library, and no way she wasn’t escaping over that back yard fence! Ada loves reading and writing because of all the fantastical worlds a good book can bring you to. When not working, Ada enjoys karaoke, spending time with her family, and going on the occasional adventure or two.

Ada Hopper's profile page

Look! Look what I've done!! The words of an eight year old as he holds up the drawing of a vibrant red fire engine. Oh Graham, that's wonderful.

Really? Oh this is good. You draw a picture and you get a reaction. I could get into this! And so it began. The seed was planted, further watered by bedtime rituals of propping pillows up against his bedroom wall getting into bed to get lost in a family member's reading of The Wind in the Willows.

An unintended lesson learned through those readings that our intrepid illustrator still calls upon in his illustration work is that the viewer will take different things from the illustration and he will add elements to the illustration that may go over some heads, but others will catch them and smile. There's always something to look at.

A graduate of the illustration program at Sheridan College in Ontario, Graham thought he would stick around the big smoke and in addition to his work as a designer at Canadian publisher McClelland & Stewart, he would also cultivate his Flock of Seagulls hair style and work on his dance floor moves. But alas soon follicles started to recede and shoulder pads deflated, so Graham moved back to his hometown of Ottawa, Ontario to contemplate his next career move.

It was in Ottawa that Graham began his freelance illustration and graphic design career. A career that has spawned illustrations for such publishers as Orca Book Publishers, Scholastic Canada, and Meadowside Books of the United Kingdom, as well as numerous Canadian government agencies and private design firms.

He lives in Merrickville, Ontario with a circus star family: his juggling wife, a helldriver daughter, a canine cannonball, and a fire breathing cat.

Graham Ross' profile page

Other titles by Ada Hopper

Other titles by Graham Ross