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edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
category: Children's Fiction
published: Apr 2010
ISBN:9781554690671
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Food Fight

A Graphic Guide Adventure

by Liam O'Donnell, illustrated by Mike Deas

tagged: environment, mystery & detective, action & adventure
Description

While Devin and Nadia spend summer vacation at a university camp for little kids Nadia as a counselor and Devin as an unwilling participant—their mother's research project is vandalized and her motives are questioned. Devin, Nadia and Simon stumble upon shady characters, corporate conspiracy and a plot to take over the nation's food supply with genetically modified fertilizer.

About the Authors

Liam O'Donnell

LIAM O’DONNELL is an award-winning author and educator who has created over 40 graphic novels and books for reluctant readers. He lives in London, Ontario.

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.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comic selection
  • Short-listed, Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
Editorial Reviews

"Intermixed with the basic plot are subtle educational tidbits about food production including, the value of organic and local vegetables, the process food takes to get to our table, the repercussions of using pesticides and information about genetically modified foods...The delivery is clear and age appropriate...A book worth checking out."

— Puget Sound Council

"Educational without being didactic; the explanations are organic to the plot and flow seamlessly in the narrative. The bright, cartoon-like colors will catch kids' eyes and the mystery will propel them through before they've realized they're learning something."

— NMRLS Youth Services Book Review

"[O'Donnell] successfully returns to mystery graphic novels for kids...It's clear that O'Donnell has a knack for not only entertaining with an unsolved case but teaching important facts."

— Publishers Weekly

"O'Donnell has once again used his unique teaching tool to inform a generation of children about a current and growing social concern...All this information, combined with the superb art work of Mike Deas, is sure to grab and keep the attention of today's youth...Accessible, interesting, and relevant. This graphic novel is highly recommended."

— CM Magazine

"An interesting mix of fast paced adventure story and non-fiction information...presented in a very readable and accessible way...A good purchase for elementary and middle schools."

— Resource Links

"This would be a great addition to an environment collection and will entice the reluctant reader with the graphic novel format."

— Tacoma School District #10

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