The Mystery Of The Frozen Brains by Marty ChanThe Mystery Of The Frozen Brains by Marty Chan

The Mystery Of The Frozen Brains

byMarty ChanEditorR.P. MacIntyre

Paperback | April 21, 2004

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The 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 ethnic influences including French, English and Ukrainian. As serious as the novel’s thematic dispatch is, Chan’s buoyant, gifted humour overrides the tone.

Marty Chan is a well known Edmonton dramatist and scriptwriter. His Gemini-nominated half hour television pilot The Orange Seed Myth and Other Lies Mothers Tell won the gold medal at the Charleston World Television Festival (1997). Chan is also known for his YTV work notably The Incredible Story Studio, and his touring Canadian play Mo...
Title:The Mystery Of The Frozen BrainsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.56 inPublished:April 21, 2004Publisher:Thistledown PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1894345711

ISBN - 13:9781894345712

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good It's a nice book about what it's like to be different. Marty who's the main character is a new kid in his town but he's the only Chinese person. Since he's different from everyone he's convinced he's an alien. The story is about friendships and differences. A nice light read.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Mystery of the Frozen Brains Great adventure, coming of age, importance of friendships, being a kid. Learning bout different cultures
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute and fun! 3.25 stars Marty 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 small town on the Canadian prairie where there were French and English kids at the same school, but in separate classes, so that may also have held some appeal for me.
Date published: 2010-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I really enjoy reading the book called the Mystery of the Frozen Brains. It is a fabulous book. Also very interesting book to read and has interesting charaters in it. Awesome books. I like all 3 books of Marty Chan
Date published: 2008-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Frozen Excitment The Mystery of the Frozen Brains is really a truly exciting book based on the real life childhood trials of author Marty Chan. In this book, a young boy named Marty Chan belives that his chinese parents are aliens. I love mystery books. That is all I ever read, just like my mom. I became intersted in the book because, Marty Chan came to our school to talk about his book. Currently I am reading the Mystery of The Graffti Ghoul! I loved The Mystery of the Frozen Brains, I advise everyone from ages 8-14 to read the book. The part that I loved the most was when Marty told Remi, his best friend, his parents are aliens. Marty claims that his mom has mind reading powers. I rate this book a full five stars. I am looking foward to reading number three, The Mystery of the Mad Science Teacher. I am also looking foward to reading the picture book on his cat Buddy.
Date published: 2006-06-18