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Myron, the third-grade detective who loves logic, facts, and solving mysteries, gets the chance to crack another case when he finds out his classmate Jordan’s robot has been stolen. Jordan and tech-savvy Danielle, known as Glitch,” had been working on it for weeks for the upcoming Maker Faire Robot Maze Challenge.
Together with his detective partner, the hyper-energetic Hajrah, Myron pins down two suspects: Sarah Smasher” McGintley, the school bully, and Lionel Amar, another robot builder who was caught with Jordan and Glitch’s plans. But after investigating the case further, they find out the thief is someone entirely unexpected.
Myron’s unique perspective from the autism spectrum and his eye for detail make him a top-notch sleuth. Similarly, the other neurodiverse kids in his resource room demonstrate creative problem solving and unique talents that come in handy for the case.
Black-and-white spot illustrations accompany the text in this fun and accessible page-turner for independent readers. With a connection to STEAM and the maker movement, this book is an exciting next installment in the West Meadows Detectives series.
LEVELING Grade Range: 15 Fountas & Pinnell: O Lexile: 510L
COMMON CORE RL.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 W.3.4,5,6,7,8,10 SL.3.1,1b,1c,1d,2,3,4,6 RF.3.3,3a,3b,3c,3d,4,4a,4c L.3.3,3a,4,4a,4c,5,5a,5b,5c,6
Liam O'Donnell is an award-winning author and educator who has created over 35 graphic novels and books for reluctant readers, including the Max Finder Mystery series. When he isn't writing, Liam teaches in Toronto, Ontario. Visit him online at liamodonnell.com for reluctant reader resources or follow @liamodonnell on Twitter to see what new stories he’s cooking up.
Aurélie Grand is a French illustrator based in Montreal. She studied art in Vancouver. Her influences include Sempé, Dupuy + Berberian, Blutch, Egon Schiele, Toulouse-Lautrec, Jillian Tamaki, Jordan Crane, and more.