Thumb and the bad guys

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Inspired by a movie shown at the local gym (with the whole town in attendance), 11-year-old Leon (aka Thumb) wants to track down a bad guy. After all, he thinks, without bad guys, the Harry Potter books would just be stories about school. And he wouldn't mind being known as the Jake Danger of New Auckland. But with only 143 people in his remote British Columbia fishing village, surrounded by mountains and ocean, how could there even be any bad guys around? And where would they hide? But Thumb is determined, so he and his pal Susan conduct a stakeout. Their suspicions soon focus on bald, toothless old Kirk McKenna, who has the revolting habit of spitting on the sidewalk. Meanwhile, a new teacher, the odd Ms. Weatherby, has arrived in town wearing heavy makeup and a terrible wig. Maybe she's the "bad guy" they're seeking. Will the determined duo find their villain? Ken Roberts brings his trademark quirky characters, tight plotting, detailed portrait of small-town life, and lively humor to this fascinating story that also contains underlying messages about tolerance and the value of community.
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Grouping Title thumb and the bad guys
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subject_facet Archaeology -- Fiction, Archaeology -- Juvenile fiction, Best friends -- Fiction, Best friends -- Juvenile fiction, Canada -- Fiction, Canada -- Juvenile fiction, Chapter Books, Detective and mystery stories, Electronic books, Fishing villages -- Fiction, Fishing villages -- Juvenile fiction, Humorous Stories, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Mystery and detective stories, Mystery fiction
title_display Thumb and the bad guys
title_full Thumb and the Bad Guys, Thumb and the bad guys / Ken Roberts ; illustrated by Leanne Franson, Thumb and the bad guys [electronic resource] / Ken Roberts
title_short Thumb and the bad guys
topic_facet Archaeology, Best friends, Chapter Books, Electronic books, Fishing villages, Humorous Stories, Juvenile Fiction, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Mystery and detective stories