Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook

Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook

Volume 1

Book - 2006
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The debut volume in this award-winning graphic novel series contains ten comics and lots of puzzles to help readers hone their sleuthing skills. Storylines are intriguing, age-appropriate, and relevant; illustrations are detailed and compelling; and dialogue is snappy. Each solve-it-yourself comic stars amateur detective Max Finder and his best friend, budding journalist Alison Santos. Seventh graders at Central Meadows Junior High, these two intrepid investigators must call upon their skills to crack each case before them. Cases in this volume include "The Case of the Stereo-Smashing Spook," "The Case of the Art Attack," and "The Case of the White Pine Werewolf." Clues appear in words and images, so readers must develop their eye for detail in order to solve the mysteries. Solutions appear at the end of each comic, explaining whodunit and why, and the clues that cracked the case. Bonus content unique to this volume includes illustrated character profiles and quizzes, match-ups, and jumbles. Crammed with clues and stuffed with enough suspects and red herrings to keep readers guessing until the very last panel, Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebook Volume 1 promises to engage pre-teens with hours of whodunit fun.
Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9782895791164
Branch Call Number: J-PB ODonn
Characteristics: 94 pages : color illustrations.
Additional Contributors: Cho, Michael


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forbesrachel Jul 15, 2013

This is a mystery series where all the clues are presented to you concisely. There is little story continuity between panels, for each case focuses exclusively on relative information, and events. The solution is left to the reader to figure out, although answers are provided in the back. Included throughout, are some neat facts, and little games. It may not be strong in plot, but this is an excellent series for those detectives out there. There are multiple ways to solve each case, and the conclusion is presented as well. Clues are provided not only in the dialogue, but in the images themselves, so keep a sharp eye out and make some deductions!

May 28, 2011

i love reading max finder. this comic book is so good.

samdog123 Mar 21, 2009

What a fun book to read! Perfect for junior readers or reluctant readers, it's a great way to introduce kids to mystery fiction. Done in graphic format, it reminds me reading those beloved comic books of my youth...Max Finder, grade 7 student and his sidekick Alison Santos are the main characters. This is a compilation of ten solve-it-yourself mysteries featured in Owl magazine.

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Nov 20, 2014

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