The Mystery of the Frozen Brains

The Mystery of the Frozen Brains Winner City of Edmonton Book AwardThe Mystery of the Frozen Brains is adapted from Marty Chan s successful radio series The Dim Sum Diaries Set in a French Canadian town in rural Alberta the nov

  • Title: The Mystery of the Frozen Brains
  • Author: Marty Chan
  • ISBN: 9781894345712
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner 2005 City of Edmonton Book AwardThe Mystery of the Frozen Brains is adapted from Marty Chan s successful radio series The Dim Sum Diaries Set in a French Canadian town in rural Alberta, the novel develops the coming to awareness of a Chinese boy in a community under the myriad of cultural influences including French, English, and Ukrainian As serious as the novel Winner 2005 City of Edmonton Book AwardThe Mystery of the Frozen Brains is adapted from Marty Chan s successful radio series The Dim Sum Diaries Set in a French Canadian town in rural Alberta, the novel develops the coming to awareness of a Chinese boy in a community under the myriad of cultural influences including French, English, and Ukrainian As serious as the novel s thematic dispatch is, Chan provides buoyant, gifted humour.

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    1. The Mystery of the Frozen Brains is semi-autobiography about a Chinese boy, Marty Chan, who lives in a rural French Canadian town. He doesn’t fit in or look like anyone else and he knows the secret why. After some convincing, he reluctantly tells his new (and only) friend, Remi, his secret . . . he’s an alien! When Remi has dinner at the Chan’s house and is served octopus tentacles and chicken feet, he’s convinced that Marty is telling the truth. Marty and Remi decide that it’s up to t [...]

    2. I really wanted to like this book. I mean really wanted to. I actually read The Cyber Bully (#4) first before I wanted to read such a bizarre title. (Which by the way I really liked.)This book had it's high moments but it also really had it's problems. I really liked to subtle touch where the more Marty was picked on the more he wished and felt alienated/alien he was. I couldn't help but laugh every time his mother shouted Aiya!, When his friend Remi ended up having dinner at his house and that [...]

    3. 3.25 starsMarty is the only kid of Chinese descent in his Canadian prairie small town. The town consists primarily of French and Anglais kids, who are in separate classes at school, and are at "war" with each other. Marty convinces himself that his parents are aliens and the aliens are trying to take over. He enlists the help of his newfound French friend, Remi, to prove this and get help to save the world. This is children's lit, and it was cute, funny, fun and a fast read. I also grew up in a [...]

    4. My genetic heritage is Chinese, African, West Indian, East Indian, and (we think) Caucasiand I grew up one of two colored kids in my entire grade, until grade six, so I totally understood Marty's theory that he was an alien. I love this story--I love how Chan discusses racism, the universal need to fit in, and mixes it all with gentle humour (and I love the crazy parents!). Excellent read for both kids and adults.

    5. Loved this book. I first read it to students at my elementary school (I'm a librarian) about five years ago. The students loved it and we had Marty visit the school. I'm now reading it to grade 4, 5 and 6 students at another elementary school and the kids are really engaged. We are looking forward to Marty's upcoming visit.

    6. I thought this book really got into my wanted list when the author came to my school. When i went to Chapters to visit the author, i got his autograph on the book. This book taught me about what it feels like to be bullied at school and what aliens do. Of course everything can't be true about aliens because they haven't come to our planet but i liked how the author used his imagination.

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