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West Meadows Detectives

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West Meadows Detectives

The Case of the Snack Snatcher

By Liam O'Donnell; Aurelie Grand (Illustrator)

Owlkids, Hardcover, 9781771470698, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2015

Meet Myron: a third-grade detective who loves logic, facts, and solving mysteries. He does not love new things. Unfortunately, everything is new this year: Myron has a new baby sister, his family has moved across town, and now he's starting his first day at a new school. But when the school kitchen is burgled, leaving the morning snacks nowhere to be found, Myron gets his chance to crack the case with help from his classmates from Resource Room 15.
Myron's unique perspective from the autism spectrum makes him a top-notch sleuth. Similarly, the other kids in his resource room demonstrate creative problem solving and unique talents that come in handy for the case. Together with his detective partner, the hyper-energetic Hajrah, and tech-savvy Danielle, known as "Glitch," Myron gets to the bottom of the mystery -- all while trying to avoid the school bully, Sarah "Smasher" McGuintley, who's intent on sabotaging their efforts.
Black-and-white spot illustrations accompany the text in this fun and accessible page-turner for independent readers.

About the Author
Liam O'Donnell is an awardwinning author, educator, and literacy advocate who has authored over 35 graphic novels and books specifically for reluctant readers, including the Max Finder mystery series published by Owlkids Books. When he isn't writing, Liam is a Grade One teacher in Toronto. He is interested in using video games and other alternative sources of literacy to engage reluctant readers.

Aurelie Grand is a French illustrator based in Montreal. She studied art in Vancouver. Her influences include Sempe, Dupuy + Berberian, Blutch, Egon Schiele, Toulouse-Lautrec, Jillian Tamaki, Jordan Crane, and more.