Synopses & Reviews
andquot;Isnt it a bit strange that all these horrible things are happening to Miss Massey now... Just in time to make her think that the curse is working.andquot; Sarah Massey, talented leadand#160;actress inand#160;Circus Sweethearts, isand#160;a mess. Sheand#160;should be dancing on airandmdash;after all, her boyfriend just proposed. But she has lost his gift: a beautiful emerald necklace with a storied history.and#160;Rumor has it whoever loses the necklace will be cursed, andand#160;now everything aroundand#160;Miss Massey is falling apart. She turns to Maisie Hitchins and her dog, Eddie, for help. But when Maisie shows up at the London theater, things only get stranger.and#160;Maisie begins to wonder if itand#39;s really theand#160;lost emerald causing all of these problems, or if someoneand#160;in the troupe is green with envy . . .and#160;This follow up to the Case of the Stolen Sixpence is the second bookand#160;in The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins series.
The fourth book in Kate and Sarah Klise's spooky and successful 43 Old Cemetery Road series, a lighthearted gothicand#160;epistolary noveland#160;of ghosts told in a lively compilation of illustrations, letters, newspaper articles, and drawings.
The letter-loving trio at Spence Mansion has something to grieve aboutand#8212;Ghastly's post office is about to close, which will cut off their connection to their fans. A new invention called VEXT-mail is threatening to replace not only letters, but books, hair dryers, and even garage door openers! Could the mysterious occupant of P.O. Box 5 and his seemingly sinister plan save the doomed post office? Will he strike down Ghastlyand#8217;s beloved ghostwriter in the process? In this fourth book in the award-winning 43 Old Cemetery Road series, eleven-year-old Seymour Hope and his new friend, Wy Fye, must solve this postmortem mystery . . . before it's too late!
When George, the butcherand#39;s boy, is fired for stealing coins from the till, Maisie knows in her heart that he is innocent. With her little dog Eddie as the Watson to her Sherlock Holmes, Maisie uses her budding detective skills to solve the mystery of the stolen sixpence, vindicate her old friend, and even help a new friend in need.and#160;The first book in the series!
In the tradition of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries comes The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins! Twelve-year-old Maisie is a noticing sort of person. Thats why she is convinced she would make an excellent detective if she ever got the chance! But instead of detecting, she spends her days polishing the banisters at her grandmother's boarding house or fetching fish for the lodgers' dinner. In The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, Maisie's big chance to prove herself finally arrives when crime strikes her Victorian London neighborhood. While the grown-ups turn a blind eye to the whodunit and justice goes un-served, Maisie and her canine sidekick, Eddie, search the streets for clues to crack the case. This first book in a series features black and white illustrations and a rollicking mystery complete with tricks, disguises, danger, and a little dog too! and#160;
In this sixth book in Kate and Sarah Klise's 43 Old Cemetery Road series,and#160;the unsuspectingand#160;trio at Spence Mansionand#160;starts a greeting card companyand#8212;and winds upand#160;on the adventure of a lifetime!
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
If a ghost can write books,
Why not greeting cards, too?The bestselling trio from Spence Mansion is launching a greeting card company called Greetings from the Graveyard. But what kind of card do you send to an ex-girlfriend who threatens to publish the love letters of Ignatius B. Grumply? And what do you send when the town of Ghastly is rocked by its first crime wave and two escaped convicts are on the loose? If youandrsquo;re Olive C. Spence, you send for your old butler, T. Leeves, who arrives just in time for teaandmdash;and trouble!
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Told in generously illustrated letters and newspaper articles, the 43 Old Cemetery Road books are a visual feast perfect for kids who love series like Big Nate and the Dork Diaries but with a ghostly twist.
The hilarious third book in the REGARDING series will LEAF you begging for more!
Principal Walter Russ just wants a simple proposal to trim the overgrown trees outside Geyser Creek Middle School. So how does he end up with a wedding
(rather than a weeding
) proposal from designer Florence Waters?and#160;Meanwhile, a student camps out inand#160;a weeping willow tree behind the school; the sixth-grade class exploresand#160;its roots;and#160;and aand#160;culinary rivalry develops in the cafeteria. A surprise event saves the day (and the trees, too)!and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Includes tips on planting a tree and creating a family tree.
The fourth book in the hilarious Regarding the . . . series overflows
with toilet humor
Poor Principal Walter Russ. He's desperate
for designer Florence Watersand#160;to renovate the school's disgusting basement bathrooms, and the stress is causing him to get, ahem,
all clogged up. Luckily, during their stressful summer-school internships, the sixth gradersand#160;discover the perfect way for everyone to relax: by enjoying an ancient Roman spa and bath buried in the school's basement!and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Includes a classroom activity.
When a clogged cafeteria sink uncovers smelly secrets and a famous fountain designer goes missing, these sixth-grade kids know just what to do: take a class trip to China, of course.
Geyser Creek Middle School's cafeteria sink is clogged, and the smell is . . . well, P-U-trid. Of course, the savvy students in the sixth-grade class know just who can create a fabuloso new sink--Florence Waters, who designed the school's OTT (over-the-top) water fountain. But the famous fountain designer (and, more important, their good friend) has gone missing! Undeterred, these kids follow their hearts and noses all the way to China to find Florence . . . and sniff out a few stinkers
along the way.
Told in letters, newspaper articles, and BEAN-mails, this story is guaranteed to make you laugh until beans fly out your nose!
In the follow-up to The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, Maisie and her canine sidekick, Eddie, are are itching to use their sleuthing skills again. So when up-and-coming actress Sarah Massey loses a priceless emerald--a gift from her mysterious beau--Maisie and Eddie are on the case. But as they investigate the suspects and unexplained events unfolding in the theater, Maisie realizes nothing is as it seems in this world of make-believe.
About the Author
and M. SARAH KLISE
are the fabulous sisterly team behind three picture books and a number of popular middle grade novels, including the Regarding the . . .and#160; series as well as Trial by Journal
and Letters from Camp,
an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Kate Klise, who is also a correspondent for People
magazine, lives in Norwood, Missouri. M. Sarah Klise, who is also an art teacher, lives in Berkeley, California.