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. Volume XIII Number 20 . . . .May 25, 2007
As his name suggests, if you have a mystery that you want to find the answer to, Max Finder is the boy for you. Max's keen sense of justice and his incredible eye for detail will not be denied. Together with his friend, Alison Santas, the two form a dynamic duo as unstoppable as Batman and Robin. While Max and Alison do not don capes or drive fast cars, they invariably get to the bottom of a case even, as in "The Case of the Summer Sinker," if the mystery has lain unsolved for fifty-odd years. Max and Alison enjoy the things that other kids do in their home town of Whispering Meadows—playing soccer, watching hockey, hiking in the woods, spending time at a family summer cottage, reading manga comics—but, above all else, they love their role as amateur detectives.
In Max Finder Mystery: Collected Casebook, Volume 2, there are 10 four- or six-page full-colour comic strip/graphic novel style mysteries. In addition, this primary content is supplemented with a variety of puzzles and challenges such as codes to crack (including Morse code messages), mathematics-based word problems, rebus word puzzles, and a true or false forensics quiz.
Gregory Bryan teaches children's literature in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba.
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