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Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of the Missing Goop

By N. Griffin
Illustrated by Kate Hindley

Who stole the featured item for the talent show? Secret codes and crazy schemes are in play as Smashie and best friend Dontel put their thinking powers to work.

When the third-graders of Room 11 learn that they all must take part in a musicale, Smashie can’t wait to sing something heartfelt and loud. But the others are not so eager. Luckily, Charlene’s mom has agreed to donate her special gel that lengthens and sculpts hair into shapes (from a musical note to a roller skate), and soon, with the help of some retro sixties go-go dancing, all the kids are raring to go. That is, until their jars of goop go missing! Who would steal their beloved Herr Goop, and why? Time for Smashie and her best friend, Dontel, to get out their Investigation Notebooks! Discussions of motives and perps, hasty mis-accusations and apology brownies, a math lesson used to crack a mysterious code, and more than a few choice red herrings build up to a truly hilarious madcap finale. Starring a quirky and relatable heroine, a level-headed sidekick, and an appealing group of good kids, this entertaining and lighthearted mystery may well have readers donning their own Investigator Suits.

  • This funny, smart follow-up to Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 tells the tale of a third grade musicale that is nearly derailed by a classroom theft.
  • Brimming with clever wit, gripping suspense, and plenty of shenanigans, this middle-grade detective story will delight boys and girls alike.
  • Full of mystery, intrigue, and plenty of codes to crack!

About the author

N. Griffin is the author of Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 as well as The Whole Stupid Way We Are, for which she was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. She lives outside Boston.

About the illustrator

Kate Hindley has illustrated many books for children, including Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11.She lives in Worcestershire, England.

ISBN: 9780763685355
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Dimensions: 139 x 209mm, 304pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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