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The Mystery Of the Graffiti Ghoul

Author: Marty Chan
ISBN: 9781897235003 Categories: Juvenile Fiction, Canada, People & Places
Publication Date: 20 March, 2006
Dimensions: 5.04 x 7.09"

Marty Chan is back with a sequel to his award-winning juvenile romp The Mystery Of the Frozen Brains.
Nine-year-old Marty and his francophone buddy, Remi Boudreau, stumble upon graffiti on the school’s equipment shack and begin the adventure of tracking down the culprit. Marty spies on his classmates, wears his mom’s dress to go undercover, and risks losing his best friend as the mystery of the graffiti ghoul leads him to the graveyard. With continued insight into a Chinese boy’s life in a Francophone town in Alberta, Chan’s humour balances the serious themes of bullying and racism that are revealed in the attitudes and actions of elementary school kids.


Recognized as contemporary versions of the Hardy Boys detective novels, the books in Chan’s Mystery Series are first-rate entertainment and highly recommended for kids.


Ages 8-12



  • Winner of the 2007 SYRCA Young Readers’ Choice Diamond Willow Award

  • Nominated for the 2007 Golden Eagle Children’s Choice Book Award

About the Author

Marty Chan is a nationally-known dramatist, screenwriter and author. He is the recent winner of the Edmonton Book Prize for his juvenile novel The Mystery of the Frozen Brains and former Gemini-nominated and gold medal winner for “The Orange Seed Myth and Other Lies Mothers Tell”. His second book in the Marty Chan Mystery Series, The Mystery of the Graffiti Ghoul was shortlisted for two 2007 young readers’ awards and the 2007 Arthur Ellis Crime Writers of Canada Award in the Best Juvenile category. Marty Chan lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

Awards

R. Ross Annett Alberta Literary Award for Children’s Literature, 2008 (short-listed)
Golden Eagle Readers’ Choice Award, 2007 (nominated)
SYRCA Young Readers’ Choice AWard, 2007 (winner)
Arthur Ellis Crime Writers of Canada, Best Juvenile Writing, 2007 (short-listed)

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