About the BookWhen an owl alerts Mattie Waters to suspicious activity near her aunt's donut shop, Mattie must rally her friends, face her fears, and try to save her new home
A wild California mystery full of feathers, sprinkles, and more
Ever since Mattie Waters lost her mother, she's been sharing a trailer with her aunt Molly, the proud owner of Owl's Outstanding Donuts. This hoot of a donut shop serves up delicious snacks to people driving down California's Highway One--treats like the Turkey Talon, the Banana Slug Bar, and the Strawberry Iced Classic.
Mattie loves her aunt and the shop, even if she's still dealing with a life without her mom. But not everybody is a fan of Owl's Outstanding Donuts.
When an owl taps on Mattie's window one night, Mattie looks out to see suspicious activity not far from the shop. A shady duo is dumping gloop near the highway. And soon people want to blame Aunt Molly! With help from her friends, Mattie sets out to find the real gloopers. Along the way, she'll face fears that have followed her since her mother's passing--and get to know Alfred, a stuffy, donut-loving owl who's also on the case.
"Readers of all ages will be cheering--and hooting!--for Mattie and her friends as they track down the culprits in this brilliant, high-stakes mystery with heart. Owl's Outstanding Donuts is, well, simply outstanding!"--Kristen Kittscher, author of The Wig in the Window
"[H]as gentle humor, some action at the climax, and a touching examination of Mattie's grief."--School Library Journal-- (10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"An exciting conclusion will satisfy young mystery fans. . . . Yardi's love for nature shines through in this quiet but quirky story about friendship, family, and of course, donuts."--Booklist-- (6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"Doughn't miss this earnest tale."--Kirkus Reviews-- (5/3/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"Readers of all ages will be cheering--and hooting!--for Mattie and her friends as they track down the culprits in this brilliant, high-stakes mystery with heart. Owl's Outstanding Donuts is, well, simply outstanding!"--Kristen Kittscher, author of The Wig in the Window-- (2/18/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"With an owl who likes strawberry iced doughnuts, an environmental crime, and a family business at stake, Robin Yardi has crafted a sweet mystery about the power of friendship and facing one's fears."--Jacqueline K. Ogburn, author of The Unicorn in the Barn-- (1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM)