The Brain Finds a Leg by Martin Chatterton

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Something strange is happening in Farrago Bay and Sheldon McGlone is going to get to the bottom of it. The local wildlife is behaving strangely and so are some of the grown-ups, particularly his teacher, the weird and elusive Miss Fleming. It doesn’t help that Sheldon is being relentlessly pursued by bullies--including his older brother!

Just when things couldn’t get much worse, a new kid turns up in Sheldon’s classroom. Theophilus Brain, aka “The Brain,” has an excessive imagination and a lot of odd ideas about what is ailing Farrago Bay. With a missing human leg and a crocodile who likes to play fetch as clues, Sheldon and the Brain turn detective and uncover a web of evil that stretches across two continents.

Author Martin Chatterton has crafted a wonderfully imaginative mystery that features memorable, well-drawn characters and an over-the-top storyline. The surprising and occasionally hilarious plot twists will engage and delight young readers.


About Martin Chatterton

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Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England, and attended art college in London. He has worked successfully in the publishing and design business. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the Brain books, and the illustrator of more than eighty. He lives in Australia.
Published February 20, 2009 by ReadHowYouWant. 292 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Arts & Photography.

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Writing a combination of loony science fiction, absurd mystery and normal teen angst, Chatterton has a ball trying to make his story as outrageous as possible, and young readers who crave literary insanity will love reading it.

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