Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook Volume 3

Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook Volume 3

by Craig Battle, Liam O'Donnell, Michael Cho
     
 

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OWL Magazine's popular seventh-grade gumshoes Max Finder and Alison Santos are back on the case! In this new collection of puzzles, the two young detectives tackle ten baffling whodunits, including "The Case of the Back-to-School Sneak," "The Case of the Slime Tank Sabotage," and "The Case of the Movie Set Mischief." Each case is crammed with clues, stuffed

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OWL Magazine's popular seventh-grade gumshoes Max Finder and Alison Santos are back on the case! In this new collection of puzzles, the two young detectives tackle ten baffling whodunits, including "The Case of the Back-to-School Sneak," "The Case of the Slime Tank Sabotage," and "The Case of the Movie Set Mischief." Each case is crammed with clues, stuffed with suspects, and riddled with enough red herrings to keep readers guessing till the last panel, and each deals with an issue preteens can relate to. With its full-color comic illustrations, witty dialogue, and action-packed content, the collection keeps even reluctant readers engaged and laughing for hours. Bonus features include codes to crack, a detective quiz, and a Writer’s Notebook with tips on how readers can create their own comics. From getting an idea to setting the scene, from creating characters to building the plot, author Liam O’Donnell provides helpful pointers for any aspiring comic author.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
What better age for budding detectives than to be in seventh grade. Two boys engage in solving ten mysteries providing clues for the reader. Of course the mysteries don't end by letting the reader know "Who Dun It;" however, the answers to each are provided at the back of the book. At the end of each mystery is another puzzle that is also to be completed by the reader. Puzzles provide advice, suggestions, mad-libs and much more. At the end of the book, the mysteries are solved, but are handled by providing the solution and details describing how it was figured out. This is a terrific way to get young adults to think more deeply and logically. There are colorful illustrations, humorous text, and enough red herrings in each case to confuse the reader enough that they will need to do some deductive thinking. Both boys and girls will enjoy reading this book. There are page-by-page instructions addressing how to write your own comic which include the ideas, setting, character development, plot, and dialogue. The author also provides information about the illustrator and himself. What a great book! Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
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Gr 4-6

Like Encyclopedia Brown, Max Finder is a kid detective. His adventures can be found online at OWL magazine's Web site and now in three collected volumes. Each one contains 10 mysteries as well as extra puzzles and character descriptions. Unfortunately, the latter are in the back of the book instead of the front. The graphic format allows readers to search for visual as well as contextual clues. While the pages can get cluttered with text and word balloons, the artwork fits in nicely. Max and his friend Alison will take on any case, from a missing basketball card to a lobster on the lam. The cases are all solvable but not so easy that younger readers won't enjoy a challenge. Good additions to graphic-novel collections.-Sadie Mattox, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782895791492
Publisher:
Owlkids Books
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Series:
Max Finder Collected Casebook Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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