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Mystery on Magnolia Circle - by Kate Klise (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 208

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Mysteries & Detective Stories

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Age Range: 9-12 Years

Author: Kate Klise

Language: English

Street Date: August 3, 2021
TCIN: 80510277
UPC: 9781250756862
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-3234
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



Rear Window meets Nancy Drew in this middle-grade novel by Kate Klise about a girl who believes she has witnessed a crime



Book Synopsis



Rear Window meets Nancy Drew in this middle-grade novel by Kate Klise about a girl who believes she has witnessed a crime

What happens when two best friends take on the world's worst summer?

On the first day of vacation, ten-year-old Ivy Crowden falls down the stairs and breaks her leg. Stuck in a plaster cast, she's certain her summer is doomed. Not even Teddy, her neighbor and best friend, can cheer her up because he's dealing with his own pain: the loss of a beloved dog.

But when Ivy witnesses a possible burglary from her living room window, her summer takes a sudden turn from meh to mysterious. Who are the criminals? Might a classmate be involved? And . . . uh-oh. A second mystery is nipping at Ivy's heels. Cue the best friends, the best dog, and the best chance that summer can be saved!



Review Quotes




Praise for Stay: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List

2018 ALSC/ALA Notable Children's Book
An Iowa Public Radio Best Book of 2017

Who says bucket lists are just for humans? Not the Klise sisters, who gracefully trace a girl's growing awareness of her dog's impending death. Evocative acrylics amplify the matter-of-fact narrative, showing Astrid growing taller and more active as Eli slows down. ...The Klises close with an image of girl and dog watching the sunset over the water, a moment that--like the book as a whole--is both emotionally restrained and full of feeling.--Publishers Weekly, starred review

Quirky and delightful on its surface, this poignant picture book opens the door to deeper considerations of eventual loss. A tender tension between the author's ebullient text and her illustrator sister's touching acrylic paintings--particularly the exquisite portrayals of the two protagonists--delicately suggests the inevitable without any overt occurrence. The framed photos on the living-room walls and the apparent subject matter of the pair's library books (they're all about dogs) communicate even more about the special relationship between a child and a dog, and the precious value of taking care of the ones you love.--The Horn Book, starred review

The full-page, warm, pastel-colored illustrations perfectly match the text and make the book all the more wonderful. This is a story about making the best of and appreciating the (brief) time we have with our loved ones--in this case our pets, though the title easily applies to grandparents and other aging loved ones. ... A sweet and moving selection about the bond between a girl and her aging dog that avoids veering into sappy or maudlin territory. Spoiler alert: the dog does NOT die in the end (THANK YOU!).--School Library Journal




About the Author



Kate Klise is the author of more than 30 books for young readers. Her books for Feiwel and Friends include Grounded, winner of the Women's National Book Association/Judy Lopez Award for Children's Novel of the Year, Homesick, and Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List. For more about Kate and her books, visit kateklise.com.
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