Something smells fishy—and it’s not the sushi……
My kids were all insatiable readers when they were younger. When I was asked to share pages 3 & 4 of the action-packed Manga artwork that kicks off the newest Neil Flambé children’s novel, Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure, I sort of wished I still had a reader in the house who would gobble it up. (But not enough to have another baby.)
Especially because one of the series’ biggest fans is Gordon Ramsay (he calls it Good Fun)
What’s it about?
World-class chef Neil Flambé isn’t thrilled when his cousin Larry moves to Japan to work on an online manga comic book. Now who’ll help him in the kitchen? But he finds a replacement in Gary the bike courier, and life, and the restaurant, moves on without Larry. That is, until the news that life may have really left Larry behind—he’s been lost at sea.
Neil is devastated. But then he checks Larry’s online manga. There’s a subtle change in the plot, something Neil and Larry had discussed—something only Neil would notice. Is this a cryptic message from beyond the grave—or is Larry still alive? Determined to find out, Neil heads to Japan to solve his next mystery.
Are you feeling teased? Love the manga and want to see more? Here’s the reveal schedule (yes, I’m in a hop with Indigo. I’m kvelling.)
Thursday October 11th – Pages 1 & 2 revealed on Simonreads.ca
Friday October 12th – Pages 3&4 revealed on beniceorleavethanks.com <——That’s me silly.
Monday October 15th – Pages 5&6 revealed on 32pages.ca
Tuesday October 16th- pages 7& 8 revealed on Indigo Kids blog
About the series
Neil Flambé is a 14-year-old wunderchef. He can cook anything, and he brags that he can cook it better than anyone else. He`s cocky, but he may also be right. Patrons pay top dollar and wait months for reservations at his tiny, boutique restaurant. What many of Neil’s patrons don’t know is that he’s also a budding detective. It all started when he used his knowledge of cooking and his incredible sense of smell to acquit his mother’s client of murder. Ever since, Police Inspector Sean Nakamura has relied on Neil to help him crack case after case.
Thanks to Simon and Schuster Canada for inviting me to participate in the Neil Flambé manga reveal.
Are your young readers going to pick up Neil Flambe and the Tokyo Treasure? Let me know how they like it!
This book is suitable for 8-12 year old readers.