Panama Pursuit

The Shenanigans Series, Book Four

By (author): Andreas Oertel
ISBN 9781772030976
Softcover | Publication Date: July 2, 2016
Book Dimensions: 5 in x 7 in
208 Pages
$9.95 CAD

About the Book

“Oertel knows how to develop a scene for maximum humorous or scary effect.”—Kirkus Reviews

When their friend is accused of stealing ancient artifacts, Cody, Eric, and Rachel spring into action. And this time, that action takes them far away from their sleepy town of Sultana and deep into the jungles of Panama! Can these smart thirteen-year-olds figure out who is pilfering crystal skulls, and why? Find out in this hair-raising installment of the fun-filled Shenanigans Series.

About the Author(s)

Andreas Oertel was born in Germany and has lived most of his life in eastern Manitoba. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Shenanigans series, which has been nominated for several awards, including the Silver Birch Award, the Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award, and the New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award. He has a lifelong passion for archaeology, history, and writing for young people. Learn more at


"Oertel does an excellent job of building suspense as the junior sleuths try to track a stolen crystal skull and run up against a multimillionaire collector who threatens to blow up an archeological dig. The author also manages to introduce plenty of humour at Eric’s expense." —Helen Norrie, Winnipeg Free Press
"“It's an exciting and enjoyable read from page one to the very end. Kids will learn a bit about how archeologists work and a great deal about what fun it can be pulling off leeches acquired in a night trek through the rain forest. Which is to say, the yuck factor is acceptably high, the tension mounts as it ought, and Panama Pursuit is indeed a good read that kids will enjoy a lot. I did.” —Mary Thomas, CM: Canadian Review of Materials