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Richard Scrimger


Richard Scrimger is the award-winning author of nine novels for young readers, three picture books, and three books for adults. His works have been translated into eight languages, and have been critically acclaimed around the world. Columns detailing Richard’s adventures in parenthood have been published in The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Today’s Parent. His first children’s novel, The Nose from Jupiter, won the 10th Annual Mr. Christie’s Book Award. His most recent young adult novel, From Charlie’s Point of View, was a CLA Honor Book, and was chosen as one of the “Best of the Best” by the Chicago Public...

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Viminy Crowe's Comic Book
Written by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger
Illustrated by Claudia Davila

Hardcover | 336 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Comics & Graphic Novels - Manga; Juvenile Fiction - Humorous Stories
978-1-77049-479-4 (1-77049-479-0)

May 13, 2014 | $19.99

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Viminy Crowe's Comic Book
Written by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger, Illustrated by Claudia Davila

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770494794
Our Price: $19.99
   Quantity: 1 
(Available May 13, 2014)


From two of Canada's most renowned children's authors comes a hilarious, action-packed comic adventure novel!
     When chubby, geeky Wylder Wallace spills lunch on cool and aloof Addy Crowe at Toronto's Comicon, she dashes to the bathroom, leaving behind the latest issue of her uncle's steampunk comic hit: FLYNN GOSTER in GOLD...

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Viminy Crowe's Comic Book
Written by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger
Illustrated by Claudia Davila

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Comics & Graphic Novels - Manga; Juvenile Fiction - Humorous Stories
978-1-77049-480-0 (1-77049-480-4)

May 13, 2014 | $11.99



From two of Canada's most renowned children's authors comes a hilarious, action-packed comic adventure novel!
     When chubby, geeky Wylder Wallace spills lunch on cool and aloof Addy Crowe at Toronto's Comicon, she dashes to the bathroom, leaving behind the latest issue of her uncle's steampunk comic hit: FLYNN GOSTER in GOLD...

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The Way to Schenectady
Written by Richard Scrimger
Illustrated by Linda Hendry

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Humorous Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Multigenerational
978-1-77049-047-5 (1-77049-047-7)

February 14, 2012 | $8.99

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The Way to Schenectady
Written by Richard Scrimger, Illustrated by Linda Hendry

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490475
Our Price: $8.99


Twelve-year-old Jane Peeler is about to embark on a summer ritual: the family car trip. Along with her two younger brothers, Bill and Bernie, Jane will endure traffic jams, singalongs, and fights over who gets the window on a two-day car trip to New England. With help from her Walkman, it...

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Mystical Rose
Written by Richard Scrimger

eBook | pages | Doubleday Canada | Fiction
978-0-385-67487-4 (0-385-67487-2)

November 2, 2011 | $13.99

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Mystical Rose
Written by Richard Scrimger

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385674874
Our Price: $13.99


Set primarily in Toronto, with brief stops in Philadelphia and New York, Mystical Rose spans from the 1920s to the 1990s. The story is told in flashbacks, revelations from the disordered mind of the elderly Rose, who, confronting death, has entered into a conversation with God. She revisits her life as...

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Me & Death
Written by Richard Scrimger

Trade Paperback | 192 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Death & Dying; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
978-0-88776-796-8 (0-88776-796-6)

April 13, 2010 | $14.99

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Me & Death
Written by Richard Scrimger

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887767968
Our Price: $14.99
   Quantity: 1 


The story of one boy’s experience with the (not so) sweet hereafter.

Fresh from having stolen a piece of fruit and taunting the grocer, Jim, a fourteen-year-old wannabe gangster, bully, and car thief, is run over by a car. What follows is a hilarious, bleak, and ultimately hopeful visit to the afterworld...

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Me & Death
Written by Richard Scrimger

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Death & Dying; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
978-1-77049-214-1 (1-77049-214-3)

April 13, 2010 | $9.99

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Me & Death
Written by Richard Scrimger

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492141
Our Price: $9.99


The story of one boy’s experience with the (not so) sweet hereafter.

Fresh from having stolen a piece of fruit and taunting the grocer, Jim, a fourteen-year-old wannabe gangster, bully, and car thief, is run over by a car. What follows is a hilarious, bleak, and ultimately hopeful visit to the afterworld...

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A Nose for Adventure
Written by Richard Scrimger

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Humorous Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - New Experience
978-1-77049-043-7 (1-77049-043-4)

January 18, 2010 | $9.99

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A Nose for Adventure
Written by Richard Scrimger

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490437
Our Price: $9.99


In this hilarious sequel to The Nose from Jupiter, Alan is to take his first airplane ride. He is off to New York, where his father will meet him for some “quality time” together. There are one or two snags, though. First, his father isn’t at the airport. Then there’s his...

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The Nose from Jupiter
Written by Richard Scrimger

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Humorous Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
978-1-77049-042-0 (1-77049-042-6)

January 12, 2010 | $9.99

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The Nose from Jupiter
Written by Richard Scrimger

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490420
Our Price: $9.99


How do you shut up when your nose is doing all the talking?

Alan is not big or strong. He hates playing soccer and can barely keep up in math class. Moreover he’s fodder for every bully for miles around. But all that changes the day Norbert, an alien from Jupiter, comes...

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Of Mice and Nutcrackers
Written by Richard Scrimger
Illustrated by Linda Hendry

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family; Juvenile Fiction - Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
978-1-77049-046-8 (1-77049-046-9)

June 5, 2009 | $8.99

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Of Mice and Nutcrackers
Written by Richard Scrimger, Illustrated by Linda Hendry

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490468
Our Price: $8.99


Readers first met the Peeler family as they went on a hilarious summer road trip in The Way to Schenectady. Now winter has come and with it the school holiday pageant. Jane Peeler, who loves to be the boss at all times, is directing her class production of The Nutcracker. All...

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The Boy from Earth
Written by Richard Scrimger

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Humorous Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
978-1-77049-045-1 (1-77049-045-0)

May 8, 2009 | $9.99

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The Boy from Earth
Written by Richard Scrimger

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490451
Our Price: $9.99


Norbert, the tiny wisecracking alien from Jupiter, gets an emergency phone call from home. His sweetheart, Nerissa, has been kidnapped by an evil giant and placed in the Lost Tower of Lotubmen. He must find and rescue her, but he can't do it alone. Norbert has helped Alan through three earthly...

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Noses Are Red
Written by Richard Scrimger

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Humorous Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Stepfamilies
978-1-77049-044-4 (1-77049-044-2)

May 8, 2009 | $9.99

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Noses Are Red
Written by Richard Scrimger

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490444
Our Price: $9.99


Nominated in the fiction category for the 2004/2005 Red Cedar Book Awards (British Columbia's Young Reader's Choice book award)


Norbert’s back, and Alan’s got him! In the third of Richard Scrimger’s wildly popular Nose books, Alan is off on a camping trip with his good friend, Victor. Fun, right? Not if the...

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Into the Ravine
Written by Richard Scrimger

Trade Paperback | 264 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Holidays & Festivals - Other, Non-Religious; Juvenile Fiction - Humorous Stories
978-0-88776-822-4 (0-88776-822-9)

August 14, 2007 | $12.99

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Into the Ravine
Written by Richard Scrimger

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887768224
Our Price: $12.99
   Quantity: 1 


In the tar-melting heat of a suburban summer, everyboy Jules, athletic and handsome Chris, and oddball Corey (he laughs at gravel and anticipates zombie attacks) have lived side by side for most of their lives. Behind their backyards is a ravine through which flows a modest river. This familiar territory is...


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From Charlie's Point of View
Written by Richard Scrimger

Trade Paperback | 288 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Friendship; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Special Needs
978-0-88776-679-4 (0-88776-679-X)

June 7, 2005 | $14.99

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From Charlie's Point of View
Written by Richard Scrimger

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887766794
Our Price: $14.99
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Charlie Fairmile’s dad has been accused of bank robbery. Charlie knows he isn’t guilty, but the police are convinced he’s the Stocking Bandit. They have eye witnesses. They even claim to have evidence. His mother says if his father goes to jail, they’ll have to move. So Charlie has to find...


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The Boy from Earth
Written by Richard Scrimger

Trade Paperback | 168 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Humorous Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
978-0-88776-591-9 (0-88776-591-2)

November 9, 2004 | $9.99

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The Boy from Earth
Written by Richard Scrimger

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887765919
Our Price: $9.99
   Quantity: 1 


Norbert, the tiny wisecracking alien from Jupiter, gets an emergency phone call from home. His sweetheart, Nerissa, has been kidnapped by an evil giant and placed in the Lost Tower of Lotubmen. He must find and rescue her, but he can't do it alone. Norbert has helped Alan through three earthly...

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Eugene's Story
Written by Richard Scrimger
Illustrated by Gillian Johnson

Hardcover | 24 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Siblings; Juvenile Fiction
978-0-88776-544-5 (0-88776-544-0)

November 18, 2003 | $18.99

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Eugene's Story
Written by Richard Scrimger, Illustrated by Gillian Johnson

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887765445
Our Price: $18.99
   Quantity: 1 


Eugene’s story is the story of almost every child who has found himself in the middle. All day, he finds himself trying to tell his own story. He wants to talk about how nicely he can pour his cereal. His sister Winifred interrupts to point out he is spilling. He wants...


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