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  • a graphic guide adventure

    liam odonnell mike deaswritten by illustrated by

  • action,

    adventure

    and some

    spot-on soccer

    instruction!

    Excitement, action & some radical skating tips!

    Pulse-poun

    ding

    excitemen

    t &

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  • about the

    author

    From chapter books to comic strips,

    Liam ODonnell writes fiction and non-fiction for young readers.

    He is the author of the award-

    winning series Max Finder Mystery.

    Liam lives in Toronto, Ontario.

    about the illustrator

    Mike Deas is a talented illustrator in a number of different genres.

    He graduated from Capilano Colleges

    Commercial Animation program and

    has worked as a game developer.

    Mike lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

  • Text copyright 2009 Liam ODonnellIllustrations copyright 2009 Mike Deas

    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying,

    recording or by any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission in writing from the publisher.

    Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication

    ODonnell, Liam, 1970- Media meltdown : a graphic guide adventure / written by

    Liam ODonnell ; illustrated by Mike Deas.

    ISBN 978-1-55469-065-7

    1. Media literacy--Comic books, strips, etc.--Juvenile fiction.

    I. Deas, Mike, 1982- II. Title.

    PS8579.D649R42 2001 j741.5971 C2009-902580-9

    First published in the United States, 2009

    Library of Congress Control Number: 2009927573

    Summary: While learning about media consolidation and the power of money over truth, Bounce, Pema and Jagroop decide to take on greedy developers and the media they control, in graphic novel format.

    Disclaimer: This book is a work of fiction and is intended for entertainment purposes only. The author and/or publisher accepts no responsibility for misuse or misinterpretation of the information in this book.

    Orca Book Publishers gratefully acknowledges the support for its publishing programs provided by the following agencies: the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development

    Program and the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.

    Cover and interior artwork by Mike Deas Cover layout by Teresa Bubela

    Author photo by Melanie McBride Illustrator photo by Ellen Ho

    Orca Book Publishers Orca Book Publishers PO Box 5626, Stn. B PO Box 468 Victoria, BC Canada Custer, WA USA V8R 6S4 98240-0468

    www.orcabook.com Printed and bound in China.

    12 11 10 09 4 3 2 1

    For Melanie, social media connoisseur, critic and l33t haxx0r. Thanks to Antonio Lopez for his media literacy wisdom and ad hook insight. LOD

    Thanks to the family for the years of support. Mom, Pops, Adam, Sarah, D.J., Kaylee, Justin and Nancy. MD

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    a graphic guide adventure

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    When a greedy

    developer tri

    es to

    force the sale

    of a local far

    m,

    When a greedy

    developer tri

    es to

    force the sale

    of a local far

    m,

    Pema, Bounce

    and Jagroop

    try to take

    their story to

    a TV station

    only to discov

    er

    that the devel

    oper is a majo

    r advertiser a

    nd

    can kill the s

    tory. When th

    reats escalat

    e to

    violence, the f

    riends fear th

    ey might be

    silenced forev

    er. How will th

    eir voices be h

    eard?

    Pema, Bounce

    and Jagroop

    try to take

    their story to

    a TV station

    only to discov

    er

    that the devel

    oper is a majo

    r advertiser a

    nd

    can kill the s

    tory. When th

    reats escalat

    e to

    violence, the f

    riends fear th

    ey might be

    silenced forev

    er. How will th

    eir voices be h

    eard?