Friday, April 16, 2010

CBC broadcaster Kevin Sylvester presents his latest book for kids, Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders, at the Turning Pages Literary Festival. This is part of the day long celebration of books for children and teens on May 15th. Kevin will be presenting at 4pm at The Musem (10 King St. W. Kitchener).

KEVIN SYLVESTER is an award-winning writer, illustrator and broadcaster. His books include Gold Medal for Weird (2009) and Sports Hall of Weird (2006). His book for adults, Shadrin has Scored for Russia, was nominated for the Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour in 2002. His illustrations have been seen in The Toronto Star, the Literary Review of Canada and on Kevin is often heard on CBC Radio. He lives in Toronto, Ontario

“Good fun!” — Three-star Michelin Chef Gordon Ramsay on Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders

From award-winning illustrator and broadcaster Kevin Sylvester comes Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders, the first adventure of a culinary whiz kid with a nose for crime fighting.
Neil Flambé is a 14-year-old wunderchef who can cook anything and brags that he can cook it better than anyone else. Patrons pay top dollar and wait months for reservations at his tiny, boutique restaurant. But what Neil’s patrons don’t know is that he’s also a budding detective. It all started when his incredible sense of smell helped acquit his mother’s client of murder. Ever since, Police Inspector Sean Nakamura has relied on Neil to help him solve case after case. Now, with many of the best chefs in town turning up dead, Neil’s olfactory talents are needed to save some of his closest competition. As more chefs fall prey to the killer, Neil finds himself working not only to solve the murder, but to eliminate himself as the prime suspect. Kevin Sylvester’s witty text and whimsical illustrations make Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders an inventive, rollicking romp into a world of culinary mystery.

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