The Big Flush
From the Series Chicagoland Detective Agency
Poor Megan—history’s repeating itself. She’s been booted from Stepford Prep, and her father is sending her to visit Pine Lake Academy . . . a boarding school. This could mean the end of the Chicagoland Detective Agency! Raf and Bradley come along to get a sniff at the new school, but when Megan ducks into a restroom marked do not enter and Raf takes a sip from an old fountain, school becomes the least of their problems. Something spooky is knocking around in the pipes, and now it has its hooks in them.
Have Raf and Megan really been taken over by a ghost from a hundred years ago? Can Bradley dig up the mystery that’s dogged Pine Lake Academy for a century? What deeply buried dastardly deeds will bubble to the surface?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.4|
|BISACS||JUV008000, JUV028000, JUV018000|
|Dimensions||6 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||153399|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Endnote, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
Author: Trina Robbins
Writer and feminist herstorian Trina Robbins has been writing books, comics, and graphic novels for over 30 years. Her most recent books are The Brinkley Girls (Fantagraphics) and Forbidden City: the Golden Age of Chinese Nightclubs (Hampton Press). Her newest graphic novel is the three-part YA series Chicagoland Detective Agency for Graphic Universe™.
Illustrator: Tyler Page
Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated and Xeric Grant-winning artist and educator. He illustrated the Graphic Universe series The Chicagoland Detective Agency. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, author/illustrator Cori Doerrfeld, and their two children.
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Chicagoland Detective Agency
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This mystery should come with sheet music and a dance chart… [F]ans of the series will line up for the next book, and their grandparents will hope it comes with a vinyl record." —Kirkus Reviews