Thumb and the Bad Guys

Thumb and the Bad Guys

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Inspired by a movie shown at the local gym (with the whole town in attendance), 11-year-old Leon (aka Thumb) wants to track down a bad guy. After all, he thinks, without bad guys, the Harry Potter books would just be stories about school. And he wouldn't mind being known as the Jake Danger of New Auckland. But with only 143 people in his remote British Columbia fishing village, surrounded by mountains and ocean, how could there even be any bad guys around? And where would they hide? But Thumb is determined, so he and his pal Susan conduct a stakeout. Their suspicions soon focus on bald, toothless old Kirk McKenna, who has the revolting habit of spitting on the sidewalk. Meanwhile, a new teacher, the odd Ms. Weatherby, has arrived in town wearing heavy makeup and a terrible wig. Maybe she's the "bad guy" they're seeking. Will the determined duo find their villain? Ken Roberts brings his trademark quirky characters, tight plotting, detailed portrait of small-town life, and lively humor to this fascinating story that also contains underlying messages about tolerance and the value of community.
Publisher: Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9780888999160
088899916X
9780888999177
0888999178
Branch Call Number: j FY ROBERTS
Characteristics: 119 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Franson, Leanne

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This book was funny! :D :P

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tdye135
Mar 30, 2011

it was good but long but i want to read other ones.

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popisgood
Mar 23, 2011

good i liked it

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Torn
Mar 22, 2011

Best book EVER!

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Lizy215
Mar 13, 2011

im still reading this book im on page23+ i dont get it

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Governor1
Mar 05, 2011

The books in this series are always good for a laugh.

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Mrs_Richardson
Mar 03, 2011

Our 4/5 class thought Thumb and Susan were interesting characters because they were on a mission to solve a mystery. We thought the ending was funny and unusual. Try this one out!

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rosalindasit
Mar 02, 2011

I didn't really like this book because it does not have the things I am interested in.

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abcdff
Mar 02, 2011

This is my favorite book I've ever read in silver birch express books because It is a mystery book and I love mystery.

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crazycari123
Feb 25, 2011

This is the best book ever at first I did not understand it but a few pages later I could not put it down I tottaly recommend it!

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VeganGreen Jan 26, 2010

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11

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