The Mystery of the Frozen Brains

The Mystery of the Frozen Brains

Book - 2006
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The Mystery of the Frozen Brains is adapted from Marty Chan's successful radio series The Dim Sum Diaries. Set in a French Canadian town in rural Alberta, the novel develops the coming to awareness of a Chinese boy in a community under the myriad of ethnic influences including French, English and Ukrainian. As serious as the novel's thematic dispatch is, Chan's buoyant, gifted humour overrides the tone.

Publisher: Saskatoon, SK : Thistledown Press, 2006, c2004.
ISBN: 9781894345712
1894345711
Characteristics: 191 p. ;,18 cm.
Alternative Title: Frozen brains

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cam1939
Oct 22, 2014

What your 10 y.o can expect to read/learn in this book beside lying to his/her parents whenever he thinks he is in trouble without any sense of responsibility or common sense?

Here are couple of examples:

"I thought about why the Boissonault brothers always liked looking at the women's underwear section of the Sears catalog" pg. 35

The discussion about the feminine pads I found inappropriate in a book for this age group. pg 96

The book is not funny, it is obsolete with its ongoing fights between French and Anglais and "Chinamen" with their "eyes that are always closed" been the common enemy to pick on by both French and Anglais.

Not for a 10 y.o. and too infantile and uninteresting for an older child.

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tomysshadow
Aug 18, 2010

I liked this book as well as the Graffiti Ghoul, the next one in the series, however the ending was terrible and had to read it three times before I could make sense of it.

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Tiffanyy
Aug 06, 2016

Tiffanyy thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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