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A Nose For Adventure
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A Nose For Adventure

Norbert, everyone's favorite alien from Jupiter, is back!

Alan is off to New York, where his father will meet him for some "quality" time together. There are some snags, though. First, his father isn't at the airport. Then there's his cranky seatmate, Frieda, who is almost kidnapped. Sally, an abandoned mutt, joins the scene, and finally, Norbert is back. He is an alien from Jupiter who had previously taken up residence in Alan's nose, while on a fact-finding mission to Earth. Alan had been, to say the least, an unwilling host to Norbert, but when you're lost in New York City being chased by bad guys, you need all the help you can get!

• Our Choice (starred selection), Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2001
• Short listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, 2002
• Short listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, 2003
• Kid's Pick of the Lists - American Booksellers Association
• An Official Selection, ALA Young Adult Library Services Association Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

“A hilarious, exciting roller coaster of evasions, captures, and escapes…Snappy dialogue, humor, and clever plotting provide a rollicking adventure, with a subtext reminding readers to be sensitive to the feelings, concerns, and abilities of others.”Booklist

“The pacing is lively and the dialogue is brisk and humorous…”School Library Journal

“Like its predecessor [The Nose from Jupiter], this wonderful story is filled with memorable characters, irreverent wit, exciting plot twists, and some touching moments as well…Any teen reader with a taste for the absurd will love the latest adventures of Alan Dingwall and his alter ego, Norbert.”Voya

“Scrimger’s dialogue is laugh-out-loud funny and the action is fast-paced and slick.”City Parent

“A Nose for Adventure will again delight Scrimger fans with both its outrageous sense of humour and his ability to use humour to look beneath the surface of the lives of his characters.”Children’s Book News

"Alan Dingwall, 13, has an alien from Jupiter living in his nose. As unlikely as that may sound, it is the basis of a very funny, very good novel. . ." - Globe & Mail

“Never a dull moment!” Vancouver Sun

“Among the best in chapter books this year… This is laugh-out-loud funny…”Sunday Daily News

“wonderful”Edmonton Journal

“…funny and action-packed. Readers will laugh at Norbert’s outrageous, but somehow always bang-on pronouncements, and sympathize with Alan’s anguish as he’s caught between wanting to be independent and cool and feeling hopelessly out of his league in the hip big city.”Halifax Chronicle Herald


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Published by Tundra Books

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