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published: Mar 2011
ISBN:9781554534739
publisher: Kids Can Press

Witches' Brew

by Mary Labatt, illustrated by Jo Rioux

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mysteries & detective stories, dogs
5 of 5
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list price: $7.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
published: Mar 2011
ISBN:9781554534739
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

A spooky adventure for girls --- book four of A Sam & Friends Mystery graphic novel series.

When three odd sisters with a collection of scraggly animals move into the house across the street, Sam and her friends grow suspicious. Then Sam thinks she's been hexed --- these new neighbors must be witches! The friends search the sisters' house for a spell book to help Sam when the homeowners return unexpectedly. Will they boil the intruders in a witches' potion? Young graphic novel readers will furiously turn pages to find a surprising solution to this mystery.

About the Authors
Mary Labatt breeds collies with her daughter, Elizabeth. She has written two series of books about dogs, Dog Detective Sam and Puppy Sam. Mary lives and writes in Port Rowan, Ontario.
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Jo Rioux was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. An artist from an early age, she was eventually drawn to children’s books, illustrating Swordquest for HarperCollins and the graphic novel series A Sam and Friends Mystery for Kids Can Press. Her love for the comic medium spurred her to author her first graphic novel series, Cat’s Cradle. She lives in the lush suburbs of her hometown, where, when not working at her drawing desk, she can be found nestled within a pile of books.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
7 to 10
Grade:
2 to 5
Awards
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Editorial Review

This graphic novel adapts Labatt's novel Strange Neighbors (2000) and provides just enough spookiness and mystery for readers venturing into chapter books.

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Witches’ Brew (A Sam & Friends Mystery)

When three very odd sisters move into the house across the street, canine detective Sam grows suspicious. When the weather gets wacky, and their neighbours’ pets keep disappearing, Sam wonders if the three sisters are witches? Could over-curious Sam and her friends end up boiled in a potion? Based on the book Strange Neighbors. Book Four in the series.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Fall, 2012.

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