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Tank & Fizz 2
Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Battling Bots
By (author): Liam O'Donnell Illustrated by: Mike Deas
9781459808133 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Feb 23, 2016
$9.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 7.5 x 0.5 in 176 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
Silver Birch Express Award 2017, Short-listed CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016, Commended
Who hacked Slick City?

For monster sleuths Tank and Fizz, proving fourth-grade bully Rizzo Rawlins is planning to cheat in the upcoming Battle Bot Cup should be a piece of cake. But cake crumbles fast, and the case soon leads the detectives to a mysterious hacker known only as the Codex, who threatens all of Rockfall Mountain with a very dark fate. With the help of their wizard-in-training partner, Aleetha, Tank and Fizz leap into action, dodging deadly battle bots and sinister spellbooks in a race to stop the return of a very angry ancient demon.

Fans of the first book, Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede, will blow their circuits with this gadget- and magic-filled robot mystery. For more information about the series, visit

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 Adventures, 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.

"What can a trio of fourth-graders do, opposed by corrupt officials, a bully with a pair of hulking hench-ogres, and a local business tycoon with—as it turns out—a high-tech hand-held demon controller? Well, plenty, though not without a few missteps, help from a surprising temporary ally, and lots of climactic bot-smashing. In a slick mix of narrative blocks and panels of nonscary monsters delivering punch lines in dialogue balloons, the exploit careens along to a triumphant close. High-energy high jinks in a multicultural, or at least multispecies, setting." - Kirkus Reviews

"The book seamlessly moves from text to illustrated panels...The pace is swift...[readers] will careen along as gleefully as Tank and Fizz themselves, rejoicing when all ends well...A perfect mix of monstrous and silly." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"This book provides lots of excitement and is an easy read...Readers will enjoy the graphics and the exciting pace of the story...Recommended." - School Library Connection

"The world of goblins, trolls and other monsters has many similarities to our world and the concept of allegory is beautifully depicted." - Resource Links

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