Austin Webster and his friend Drew have a sure-fire trick to thwart a substitute teacher determined to wipe spiritual truth off the Internet.

They transport themselves into the World Wide Web to surf as internauts. But when they're caught in a spam storm, they tumble helplessly from website to website at the mercy of carelessly chosen words.

Austin's sister and aunt try to get the boys out of the 'net and back home, but a real-world tornado threatens Normal, Illinois. If Austin and Drew make it back, they might not have a home.

Elmer pens a tip-top nailbiter for kids 8 to 12. The newest installment of the Hyperlinkz series has just the right touch of zany action to make reading a joy ride. (Aug. '04, 128 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Nelson