Media Meltdown: A Graphic Guide Adventure

Awards:   Commended for Resource Links The Year's Best 2009 (Canada)
Author:   Liam O'Donnell ,  Mike Deas
Publisher:   Orca Book Publishers,Canada
ISBN:  

9781554690657


Pages:   64
Publication Date:   01 October 2009
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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  • Commended for Resource Links The Year's Best 2009 (Canada)

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When Karl Reed, Owner of Oasis Developments, tries to force the sale of a local fruit farm through whatever means necessary Pema, Bounce and Jagroop decide to expose him through the media. Little do they realize that when it comes to the news and the advertisers who make it possible, the truth is not always part of the story and nothing can be taken at face value. While learning about media consolidation and the power of money over truth, Bounce, Pema and Jagroop decide to take on the developers and the media.

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Author:   Liam O'Donnell ,  Mike Deas
Publisher:   Orca Book Publishers,Canada
Imprint:   Orca Book Publishers,Canada
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 19.00cm
Weight:   0.160kg
ISBN:  

9781554690657


ISBN 10:   155469065
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   01 October 2009
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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A good mix of instructional and narrative comic, using the medium's strengths to illustrate how media is made, and giving kids the tools they need to research media-making for themselves. The mystery plot is simple, but has some good tension and twists, and the resolution is really sweet. Understanding how media gets made and learning to make your own media are critical skills for kids, and this is a great starting-point. --Cory Doctorow www.boingboing.net (12/20/2009)


Author Information

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.

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