The first book in the Barnabas Bigfoot Series, A Close Shave introduces us to Barnabas, adolescent sasquatch, and his family and tribe in the woods of BC. Barnabas is a wonderfully engaging and genuine character, immediately relatable to preteens. He is experiencing the normal pangs of growing up: physical changes, pesky girls, embarrassing parents. On top of all that he experiences what for sasquatches is a dire handicap: small feet. He is determined to keep this terrible flaw a secret.
A Close Shave
ISBN: 9781897235928 Categories: Juvenile Fiction, Adaptations, Fairy Tales & Folklore Tag: Barnabas Bigfoot Series
About the Author
Novelist, playwright, television writer, and radio humorist, Marty Chan has been entertaining audiences across Canada for over 15 years. His first children’s novel, The Mystery of the Frozen Brains, won the 2005 City of Edmonton Book Prize. The sequel, The Mystery of the Graffiti Ghoul, won the 2008 Diamond Willow Award. He was the story editor on the Gemini-Award winning kids’ series Incredible Story Studio, and he wrote ‘The Orange Seed Myth’, a half-hour television program that won the Gold Medal for Best Children’s Television Pilot at the Charleston World Television Festival. His stage play, Mom, Dad, I’m Living with a White Girl, has been produced across Canada as well as Off Broadway in New York. Currently, Marty lives in Edmonton, AB.