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Super Detectives: Simon and Chester Book 1


Series
Simon and Chester

written and illustrated by
Cale Atkinson

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House Canada
Imprint
Tundra Books
ISBN
9780735267428
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A ghost and a kid team up to solve mysteries and kick butt! A hilarious new graphic novel series for fans of Bad Guys and Dog Man.

Welcome to the world of Simon and Chester, ghost and boy duo extraordinaire.

They like to kick butt and take names.

They don’t like chores.

They are best friends.

And they are about to solve the MYSTERY OF A LIFETIME.

(Oh, and eat some snacks probably.)

Join Simon and Chester in their first adventure, and fall in love with this hilarious odd couple by fan favorite author and illustrator Cale Atkinson.Full-color digital illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

64

Trim Size

9" x 7"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

GN530L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2021

Book Genres

Graphic Novels

Topics

Detectives. Kid detectives. Ghosts. Friendship. Teamwork. Best friends. Mysteries. Imagination and play.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4–A little boy, Chester, and his ghost friend, Simon, attempt to stave off the boredom of a rainy day by digging around the attic for costumes. Simon would rather be writing his mystery novel, but when they find a deerstalker hat, the game is afoot—or it would be, if Simon had feet. A case comes to them in the form of a stray pug. Who does he belong to, and why is he in Chester’s house? They search the premises for clues and take to the streets. Simon goes to extremes, even creating an elaborate bulletin board with yarn connecting the clues, while Chester takes a more straightforward approach, checking to see if the dog has a collar. Clues to the mystery are sprinkled through the story, and the resolution will test the limits of their friendship. Readers may recognize the pair from Atkinson’s 2018 picture book, Sir Simon: Super Scarer, which establishes the origins of their friendship (Simon, a professional ghost, is transferred to Chester and his grandmother’s house but gives up the haunting gig in favor of simply becoming Chester’s pal). Simon may be a ghost, but he’s not exactly haunting. His friendship with Chester is warm and inviting, even as they work through differences. Atkinson’s illustrations ooze fun, relying on a cheery palette and depicting rounded characters with oversize heads. Both Chester and his grandmother are brown-skinned; Simon is a pale, floating orb-shaped creature. VERDICT Simon and Chester make a delightful detective duo; aspiring sleuths will snap this one up.–Gretchen Hardin, Bee Cave P.L., TX

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4–A little boy, Chester, and his ghost friend, Simon, attempt to stave off the boredom of a rainy day by digging around the attic for costumes. Simon would rather be writing his mystery novel, but when they find a deerstalker hat, the game is afoot—or it would be, if Simon had feet. A case comes to them in the form of a stray pug. Who does he belong to, and why is he in Chester’s house? They search the premises for clues and take to the streets. Simon goes to extremes, even creating an elaborate bulletin board with yarn connecting the clues, while Chester takes a more straightforward approach, checking to see if the dog has a collar. Clues to the mystery are sprinkled through the story, and the resolution will test the limits of their friendship. Readers may recognize the pair from Atkinson’s 2018 picture book, Sir Simon: Super Scarer, which establishes the origins of their friendship (Simon, a professional ghost, is transferred to Chester and his grandmother’s house but gives up the haunting gig in favor of simply becoming Chester’s pal). Simon may be a ghost, but he’s not exactly haunting. His friendship with Chester is warm and inviting, even as they work through differences. Atkinson’s illustrations ooze fun, relying on a cheery palette and depicting rounded characters with oversize heads. Both Chester and his grandmother are brown-skinned; Simon is a pale, floating orb-shaped creature. VERDICT Simon and Chester make a delightful detective duo; aspiring sleuths will snap this one up.–Gretchen Hardin, Bee Cave P.L., TX

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