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Salt Water Taffy, vol. 3: The Truth About Dr. True

(Salt Water Taffy #3)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Eleven-year-old Jack Putnam and his eight-year-old brother Benny are being dragged against their will on a summer-long vacation with their family. And not to somewhere cool like Disney World, but to a little port town in Maine named Chowder Bay, far away from anyplace fun. But what promises to be a very bleak summer quickly becomes a series of exciting adventures in one of ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Oni Press (first published October 1st 2009)
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Rahul Unnikrishnan
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun read on a lazy afternoon. The artwork is good and there are funny quips from the characters intermittently. The characters of the town and the brothers are likeable. Definitely will reach out for the rest of the books.
Alyson
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Such a fun series! See http://www.eatreadandbemommy.com/2017... for details.
Adan Ramie
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cute, funny book. Another great one in the series. My 8 and 11 year olds love them, and so do I!
Bruce Gargoyle
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In this third outing for Jack and Benny, forced to spend their summer holiday in tiny Chowder Bay, Maine, the boys stumble across an old bottle and with it, a murder mystery that cuts to the heart of the town. But will they solve the mystery before the townsfolk do something they’ll regret?

This is a fun, quick read for middle graders who like a bit of mystery and adventure in an easy-to-digest package. I hadn’t read the two prior stories in the series, having chosen to start
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Wayne
Mar 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Reading books like this make me a better retailer. Sometimes, with so many comics and graphic novels to choose from, quality books fall through the cracks. This book is a perfect example. I've seen these books in Previews magazine, even special ordering them for customers, but never really bothered to read them. As with many books I had to read for the Eisner judging, I was pleasantly surprised.The story revolves around Jack and his brother Benny as they search out the truth about a decade old m ...more
Samantha
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
I was really enjoying this series up until this installment. This time, Jack and Benny learn a lot about the history of Chowder Bay. The boys are lead to believe that maybe the town's biggest hero isn't quite what he seems and that perhaps the taffy shop's namesake was murdered! The story got pretty unbelieveable for me when the ghosts got involved. The townspeople were so ready to believe whichever ghost was talking at the time instead of doing research. I was hoping a town librarian would play ...more
J.
Jan 12, 2010 rated it it was ok
I have to say I'm pretty disappointed in this issue. The mother gets no part except being a stereotypical nagging mother; she gets no scenes to be real like the others do. I'm also bothered that in 3 volumes, we know even minor characters' names, and we still don't know hers. The storyline falls apart under some close scrutiny. After how good the first two issues are, this one surprised me by being not so great.
Jen
In the third installment of Jack and Benny, the boys learn a lot of history about their little town. The hero of Chowder Bay may not be all that people think he is, actually he might be a murderer!! When the boys happen upon a bottle that has a trapped spirit, they learn that the spirit may not rest until his murder is avenged. Well that might be harder than it looks as everyone from back then is dead. Will Jack and Benny find the truth or will the "truth" lead them astray??
Steve
Jan 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
My least favorite of the volumes so far because the story isn't as interesting, but it's still a fun series overall and worth a read.
Snow
Oct 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
read for NoveList recommended reading lists; reviewing for Graphic Novel Reporter
Deborah
Jun 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
<3
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Aug 12, 2011 rated it did not like it
Mommy says: Cana does not like this series. She says it's weird.
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