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Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11

By N. Griffin
Illustrated by Kate Hindley

Who stole the hamster from Room 11? A once-happy class is set on edge in this humorous, highly relatable mystery perfect for middle-grade readers.

The day the hamster disappears from Smashie McPerter’s class begins like any other. Well, except for the fact that the teacher is out sick and Smashie’s class is stuck with Mr. Carper, the worst substitute in the world. And except for the mysterious business with the glue. And except for the fact that Smashie is wrestling with a terrible problem, which only partly stems from her extreme aversion to hamster feet. As the peaceable and productive days of Room 11 turn into paranoia-fueled chaos, as natural suspects produce natural alibis and motives remain unmotivated, Smashie and her best friend, Dontel, are forced to the limits of their parlor-room detecting to set things right.

  • Brimming with clever wit, gripping suspense, and plenty of shenanigans, this middle-grade detective story will delight boys and girls alike.
  • A hamster heist taken to hilarious proportions, perfect for pet lovers and budding investigators.

About the author

N. Griffin is the author of The Whole Stupid Way We Are, for which she was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Flying Start Authors of 2013. She received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives outside Boston.

About the illustrator

Kate Hindley has illustrated many books for children, including Worst in Show by William Bee. She lives in Worcestershire, England.

ISBN: 9780763661458
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2015
Dimensions: 139 x 209mm, 256pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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