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Smashie McPerter and the Shocking Rocket Robbery

By N. Griffin
Illustrated by Kate Hindley

A field trip to the planetarium goes awry when Dontel’s technically correct picture of a working rocket is stolen. Can Smashie solve the trickiest mystery yet?

Smashie McPerter and her classmates from Room 11 are going on a field trip to the planetarium! Nobody is more excited than Smashie’s best friend, Dontel, who dreams of becoming an astrophysicist. In fact, Dontel has even created an accurate drawing of a working rocket, piloted by his and Smashie’s favorite action figure, Brainyon. In a surprise move, Dontel’s grandmother, who’s chaperoning, brings the rocket drawing with her to enter into the planetarium’s science contest. But in a shocking turn of events, the drawing goes missing before they get there! Smashie is on the case (luckily she brought an array of interesting hats to help get into character). But the suspect list keeps growing—prankster Billy, who prefers the Haddock over Brainyon; tight-lipped Tatiana, who’s wearing a NASA T-shirt; and . . . Smashie herself? Nobody is above suspicion in this third hilarious and clever Smashie McPerter mystery.

  • The fun and entertaining third entry in the Smashie McPerter Investigates series, this time with a science twist rather than math (all titles have STEM themes).
  • Room 11 is going on a field trip to the planetarium, but will the day be ruined by the theft of Dontel’s technically-correct drawing of a space rocket?
  • Full of the usual mysteries, investigation suits, and hilarious use of language that Smashie and Dontel are known and loved for, but with added theatrical hats and astronomy fun!

About the author

N. Griffin is the author of the two previous mysteries featuring Smashie McPerter as well as the young adult novel The Whole Stupid Way We Are, a 2013 Publishers Weekly “Flying Start” selection. She received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives outside Boston.

About the illustrator

Kate Hindley is a children’s book illustrator living and working in the U.K. She worked as a print designer before illustrating her first book, Claire Freedman’s The Great Snortle Hunt, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Since then, she has illustrated a number of books, including the Smashie McPerter chapter books, The Same But Different Too by Karl Newson, and Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh! by Sean Taylor.

ISBN: 9780763694708
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: January 5, 2022
Dimensions: 139 x 209mm, 272pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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