Thumb and the Bad Guys

By Roberts, Ken

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ISBN
978-0-88899-916-0
Publisher
Groundwood


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

Gr 3-5 Thumb and Susan are back in another tale set in British Columbia. Their remote fishing village has no roads, and the weekly supply plane brings them their only form of entertainment: three movies, ice cream, and popcorn. The latest movie stimulates Thumb's overactive imagination comes up with the notion that even small towns can have "bad guys," and the two friends set out to spy on their neighbors. To their surprise, they unearth secrets ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2010

Fed on a diet of bad detective movies, Thumb and his friend Susan decide to try some sleuthing of their own. If you think there are meager possibilities for such in an isolated Canadian coastal village (pop. 143), think again: not only is old Kirk McKenna acting fishy (and eas...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on April 1, 2010

Thumb and his friend Susan try sleuthing in their isolated Canadian village. Old Kirk McKenna is actin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on August 1, 2009

- Ken Roberts's writing is strong and well-paced. He easily moves from humor to thrills to straight narrative. - The character...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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