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Orca Book Publishers Jan-June 2018

Tank & Fizz: The Case of Firebane's Folly
By (author): Liam O'Donnell Illustrated by: Mike Deas
Liam O'Donnell ,

Illustrated by :

Mike Deas


Orca Book Publishers - Victoria



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Juvenile: Age (years) 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) 4 - 7, Grade (US) 4 - 7, Reading age 9 - 12
Feb 20, 2018
$9.95 CAD


7.5in x 5.5 x 0.75 in | 420 gr

Page Count:

256 pages
FSC certified – mixed sources C016245
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
John Spray Mystery Award 2019, Short-listed CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2018, Commended Silver Birch Award Express 2019, Short-listed
  • Short Description
In this illustrated middle-grade novel and fourth book in the Tank & Fizz series, a goblin detective and technology-tinkering troll get wrapped up in a scheme from the Dark Depths to take control of Slick City using the infamous Crown of Peace.
Who has captured the crown?

When their school bus veers off course while taking the kids from Gravelmuck Elementary on a field trip, monster detectives Tank and Fizz witness a crime that brings them snout to snout with Rockfall Mountain's oldest monster, the ancient dragon Firebane Drakeclaw. Thieves have stolen the Crown of Peace, which keeps the monster clans of the Dark Depths from fighting, and Tank and Fizz saw the whole thing. Now the detectives must track down the thieves and find the crown or their whole class will become dinner for one very hungry dragon!

The Case of Firebane's Folly is the fourth book in the Tank & Fizz series about two crime-solving monsters living under a mountain, following The Case of the Slime Stampede, The Case of the Battling Bots and The Case of the Missing Mage.

Liam O'Donnell is an author and educator who has created over forty books and graphic novels for young readers, including the Max Finder Mystery, Graphic Guide Adventure and West Meadows Detectives series. He was born in Northern Ireland and came to Canada when he was five years old. He studied media at Ryerson University and has worked on film sets in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Liam lives in London, Ontario.

Mike Deas is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, including Dalen and Gole and the Graphic Guide Adventures series. While he grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling, Capilano College's Commercial Animation Program helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Mike and his family live on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

"It's a rollicking romp…the caper features a cast that is devoid of humans but otherwise rich in diverse species and distinct characters. 'That's what I call a fun field trip!' exclaims Fizz in the final panel. Series fans will agree." - Kirkus Reviews

"Developing readers will enjoy the combination of text and graphic elements in this adventure story with its constant twists and turns. Many will read elements again and again as they revel in the action and surprise." - Resource Links

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