Bad machinery

by Allison, John, 1976-

Format: Print Book 2013
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Summary
Shauna. Charlotte. Mildred. Three schoolgirlsleuths. Jack. Linton. Sonny. Three schoolboy investigators. Tackleford. Onemid-sized city with a history of countless mysteries. Is there enough room atGriswalds Grammar School for two groups of kid detectives? There better be,because once these kids have set their sights on solving a mystery there'snothing that can derail them. Nothing, except maybe gossip, classwork, newfootball player cards, torment from siblings, or any number of childhooddistractions.

Contents
Volume 1. The case of the team spirit
volume 2. The case of the good boy
volume 3. The case of the simple soul
volume 4. The case of the lonely soul
volume 5. The case of the fire inside
volume 6. The case of the unwelcome visitor

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Six classmates find themselves at odds over the football stadium in their town of Tackleford, England. The girls are worried about an old lady who is about to lose her home to the stadium upgrade, whereas the boys are more worried about the curse plaguing the owner. But those issues are hard to handle when the kids are also trying to navigate their way through their first year at grammar school. This volume kicks off Allison's popular webcomic, which is itself a spin-off from his older webcomic Scary Go Round. Likely owing to its serial origins and its prequel nature, the story can be choppy, switches abruptly between slice-of-life and story arc, and sometimes seems to leave things out. But fans of the online strip and its predecessor, as well as teens and adults who like a bit of smart snark and sass, will appreciate Allison's unique humor and offbeat story as well as the Kate Beaton-like (though full-color) art.--Wildsmith, Snow Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Allison is a triple threat: he plots deftly, draws confidently, and writes dead-on adolescent dialogue. Set in a grammar school in a British working-class community, this first book in his Bad Machinery series-originally published as a webcomic-has three earnest boys vying against three sharp-tongued girls to solve mysteries. The framing story concerns a Russian owner of a U.K. football (soccer) team trying to bully an elderly homeowner to sell her house; as the title hints, supernatural elements surface, too. There's plenty of cynical commentary about British consumer culture, and the students' sardonic banter provides a constant obbligato. About her mother's boyfriend's Velvet Underground albums, Shauna yawns, "It's nice that you gave some money to people just playing music for the first time." Allison's adults are sympathetically drawn, too-even the archvillain has a human side. A wry glossary "defines" British terms ("Nuffink: The way you say 'nothing' if you were dragged up rather than brought up"), but can't begin to illuminate the arcane mysteries of the British football-industrial complex; readers are on their own there. Dark, fast-paced, and riotously funny entertainment. Ages 10-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Students -- Comic books, strips, etc.
England -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc.
Grapic novels.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Portland, OR :2013
Edition First edition.
Contributors Jones, James Lucas, editor.
Beaton, Jill, editor.
Language English
Description volumes <1-> : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 31 cm
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