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Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede

Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede

A goblin detective and a technology-tinkering troll set out to solve the mystery of the escaped cleaning slimes.

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ISBN 9781459808102
Barcode 9781459808102
Published 1 March 2015 by INT BOOKS
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By O'Donnell, Liam
Illustrated by Deas, Mike
Series Tank & Fizz (part: 01)
Availability Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781459808102
ISBN-10 145980810X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher INT BOOKS
Imprint Orca Book Publishers,Canada
Publication Date 1 March 2015
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By O'Donnell, Liam
Illustrated by Deas, Mike
Series Tank & Fizz (part: 01)
Category Award Winning
Graphic / Comic Strip
Crime & Mystery
Science Fiction
Family, Home & Self Help
Number of Pages 152
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 180mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 260g
Interest Age 8-11 years
Reading Age 8-11 years
Library of Congress Wizards, Schools, Mystery and detective stories, Monsters, Detectives
NBS Text Children's Comic Strip Fiction & Graphic Novels
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 553480

Description of this Book

When the school's cleaning slimes escape and destroy the schoolyard with their acidic ooze, all claws and tails point to Mr. Snag, the school's caretaker. Determined to clear Mr. Snag's name, Tank and Fizz dive into the case, only to discover that the goop under Rockfall Mountain runs deep. Along the way, the detective duo must outwit their eight-legged principal and survive an ancient war between high-tech janitors and spell-slinging wizards. Can Tank and Fizz find the real monsters behind the slime stampede in time to clear Mr. Snag's name? The Case of the Slime Stampede is the first book in the Tank & Fizz mystery series about two crime-solving monsters living under a mountain. Stay tuned for book two, Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Battling Bots, coming Spring 2016.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Silver Birch Express Award nominee 2015 (Canada)
NZ Review O'Donnell rolls out a slick subterranean caper flavored with a diverse nonhuman cast, topped off with a suspenseful scramble. It's all served up with a quivering dollop of complications related to the uneasy local ditente between monsters, who are more comfortable with machines, and the dark mages of Slick City's mysterious Shadow Tower. Deas' frequent cartoon illustrations add zesty incidents and punch lines to the plot. Young readers will slurp up the gumshoes' gooey first exploit with relish. And perhaps a few choco-slug cookies. -- (12/15/2014) Something slimy is running amuck in Rockfall Mountains and it isn't the cleaning slimes. This chapter book brims with reader appeal. Fizz's snappy personality and loyal nature make him a fun protagonist...[Tank's] love of mechanics and engineering make her a unique and refreshing addition and her excitement jumps off the pages, helped by Deas's artwork. The world of Rockfall Mountains and its characters (gremlins, goblins, slimes, and monsters) is reminiscent of Pixar's famous 'Monsters Inc.' film series and may hold appeal for children who have grown up with those characters...Plenty of action, adventure and imagination to make it a strong addition to library collections. -- (01/01/2015) The humorous plot is also full of purple magic dust, slimes, and strange creatures. Readers will be amazed to discover a principal with hundreds of baby spider spies, a dragon selling off his treasures, and a school for wizards. Liam O'Donnell's action-packed text is complemented by the illustrations created by Mike Deas..This graphic novel is a seamless melding of text and visuals in an entertaining ghoulish storyline populated by trolls, goblins, gremlins, ogres, dragons, kobolds, mages and other fantastic creatures. Readers who like slimy humour and lots of amusing and improbable action will definitely enjoy this book. -- (12/01/2014) O'Donnell's text entertains, and the well-crafted story will leave readers anxious to solve the mystery. --CanLit for Little Canadians blog (02/12/2015) O'Donnell...knows how to weave together elements of detective stories, such as multiple plot lines, red herrings, and the usual suspects. With the addition of graphics by illustrator Mike Deas...[the book] is elevated from a simple middle-grade mystery or graphic novel to a clever amalgam. The graphics...complement the uproarious text...[and] the well-crafted story will leave readers anxious to solve the mystery...A monstrously imaginative and funny read, and a great introduction to a new series. -- (03/01/2015) The escapades are all a little gross and rather funny, and the nonhuman cast is creative and effectively detailed...The frequent illustrations carry forward the story either with pictures alone or with speech bubbles, and their rich details are worth the extra attention. Offer this to recent fans of Scroggs' Snoop Troop mysteries or to readers who have outgrown Rylant's High-Rise Private Eyes detective series. -- (05/01/2015) Lots of fun illustrations as you ooze your way through this story. --Coombs Report Summer Reading List for Kids (06/20/2015) This fast-paced mystery series is a graphic novel hybrid...The mix of creatures, inventions, and fear of magic create a layered world. This series makes mysteries approachable for graphic novel fans. -- (10/01/2015) A magical and suspenseful page turner that young readers will be sure to enjoy...Tank and Fizz is an entertaining mystery narrative full of monsters, detectives, and magic. The story notably includes many incredible comic vignettes illustrated by Mike Deas to provide readers with a visual accompaniment to the events taking place in the text. The comics are woven into the narrative and function as an aesthetic bridge with the written text of the story... An enjoyable read! -- (02/13/2015)

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Author's Bio

Liam O'Donnell is an author and educator who has created over forty books and graphic novels for young readers, including the Max Finder Mystery, Graphic Guide Adventures, West Meadows Detectives series. He was born in Northern Ireland and came to Canada when he was five years old. He studied media at Ryerson University and has worked on film sets in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Liam lives in London, Ontario. For more information, visit liamodonnell.com or follow him on Twitter @liamodonnell. Mike Deas is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, including Dalen and Gole and the Graphic Guide Adventures series. While he grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling, Capilano College's Commercial Animation Program helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Mike and his family live on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. For more information, visit deasillustration.com or follow him on Twitter @deasillos.

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