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Curse of the Scarab ~ Big Honey Dog Mysteries
     

Curse of the Scarab ~ Big Honey Dog Mysteries

4.8 6
by H.Y. Hanna
 

"If you love dogs or mysteries, this is the book for you!"

Missing puppies. Deadly secrets. Serious slobber.
All Honey the Great Dane ever wanted was a peaceful life - walking her human, checking Peemail at the park - but when neighbourhood puppies start disappearing, life takes a sinister turn. Why are dead scarab beetles found

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"If you love dogs or mysteries, this is the book for you!"

Missing puppies. Deadly secrets. Serious slobber.
All Honey the Great Dane ever wanted was a peaceful life - walking her human, checking Peemail at the park - but when neighbourhood puppies start disappearing, life takes a sinister turn. Why are dead scarab beetles found after each disappearance? Do the strange markings on a gravestone really spell out an ancient Egyptian curse? And what about Max, the Pit Bull with a murky past, who seems to be hiding secrets of his own...can Honey risk everything and trust him or will it cost her the chance to save the puppies?

Kids & dog lovers of all ages will enjoy this action-packed mystery filled with suspense and humour!

Collect all the books in the series:

- A Secret in Time (Book 2)
- Big Honey Dog Mysteries HOLIDAY COLLECTION

PRAISE FOR THE BIG HONEY DOG MYSTERIES:

- Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2014 - GOLD Medal Winner
- Children's Literary Classics Book Awards 2014 - GOLD Medal Winner
- Readers' Favorite International Book Awards 2014 - SILVER Medal Winner
- The Wishing Shelf Independent Children's Book Awards 2013 - Finalist

"If you want to get your middle grade reader interested in picking up books, then this is a great place to start." - Net Galley reviewer

"I just adored this mystery. Ms. Hanna knows how to hook her readers in, both young and old." - Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick)

"My daughter NEVER reads and couldn't put this book down!" - Net Galley reviewer

"There is a magic to speaking to children and H.Y. Hanna has completely captured it."- Readers' Favorite

"We are loving this book. My 10 year old son who has a short attention span cannot get enough." - Tucker Rush

"I've read a few books marketed for middle-grades or younger this year and I have to say that this is hands down the best suited for those ages. It has a great plot, some truly well-rounded characters (with more depth than what I find in most adult novels these days) and a climax that will keep you on the edge of your seat."-  LitChick Hit List

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148797555
Publisher:
Wisheart Press
Publication date:
08/30/2013
Series:
Big Honey Dog Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
530,053
File size:
442 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Curse of the Scarab ~ Big Honey Dog Mysteries 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Patricia Reding for Readers' Favorite H.Y. Hanna has delivered, in Big Honey Dog Mysteries #1: Curse of the Scarab, an animal story, an otherworldly fantasy, and a mystery (complete with hieroglyphics) all wrapped in one, that is sure to please young readers. When Honey, the Great Dane, is left home with a sitter who brings along Bean, her own Great Dane puppy, Honey learns what it is like not to be the “only dog.” At first reluctant to share her space and affections with the pup, Honey soon discovers the joy that comes in doing so. But, difficulties arise when Bean goes missing while the neighborhood dogs and their humans are gathered at the local park.  Indeed, Honey learns that Bean is just another of the many puppies that have gone missing of late. And thus, the sleuthing begins! Hanna has created interesting and genuine characters with Honey and her dog friends: Ruffster, the supportive mongrel; Suka, the strong Siberian Husky; Tyson, the courageous Jack Russell Terrier; and Biscuit, the ever-hungry Beagle. Together they learn a lesson about prejudice when at first they suspect Max, the Pit Bull, of being behind the mystery of the missing pups. They learn how to work together, using the strengths of each when they finally uncover the whereabouts of the missing pups that need to be rescued. They suffer the reality of bullying when Max is attacked by the dogcatcher, experience the grievous loss of one of their own, and finally, they are able to celebrate a mission accomplished.   Big Honey and her friends will most certainly entertain children. They especially will be delighted by the manner in which the dogs speak to one another, with words and phrases such as “iBone” for the “iPhone,” “missing pawson” for “missing person,“ and “my Dog!” for “my God!”  Adults too, will enjoy the story, as who could deny the fun and unique humor of such things as the manner in which the dogs leave messages for one another — through peemail, no less. There is a magic to speaking to children of the age that would be drawn to read Big Honey Dog Mysteries, and H.Y. Hanna has fully and completely captured it.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Curse of the Scarab - Big Honey Dog Mystery 1 Author: H. Y. Hannah Published: 9-2-13 Publisher: Wisheart Press Pages: 248 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Fantasy & Supernatural; Children's Fiction; Animals: Dogs; Cats ISBN: 9780992315306 ASIN: B00EWNHDX8 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Honey, a Great Dane, is the star of the story that started it all. Curse of the Scarab is a story of puppies that have gone missing mysteriously. The only clue left behind at each disappearance is a big dead beetle, a scarab. After the disappearance of the Great Dane puppy of the human sitter, hired by Olivia, Honey's human, to stay with Honey when Olivia needs to go away for a few days. Honey is determined to find the puppies, or at least what happened to them. The questions are... Are the scarabs a clue or a warning? Are the puppies still alive? Can Max, the Pit Bull be trusted or is he part of the disappearances? Why are just puppies disappearing? How is it connected to the ancient Egyptian Gods? All the characters are well done, even if they are four legged. Curse of the Scarab is told from Honey's point of view, with her the help of her friends. This story is so cute will enjoy it no matter what the readers age. I shared this story with my 9 years non reading nephew. He enjoyed it so much her went on to read Secret in time and Honey's holiday collection. If there had been more I would have gladly purchased them for him and I to share. I am still looking for a series he enjoys as much. I look forward to Ms. Hannah's future Honey mysteries to share with him. Cody has never been an avid reader like many of my nieces and nephews. Getting him to voluntarily read a book is a major endeavor. I had to bribe him with new football knee pads to get him to read Curse of the Scarab with me, but full disclosure require you know he said he would pay me back from his allowance. I think his parents had something to do with that. No matter what your age will you will enjoy this series. 5 out of 5 stars.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Wonderful writing for children and all of us that are still children at heart! This is the first mystery Honey and her canine friends solve together. Puppies start disappearing and where they have gone and how to get them back is the mystery Honey and her friends set out to solve. Throw in some ancient Egyptian mythology, a battle scarred hero, misconceptions and preconceptions that need to be dispelled, a colony of feral cats, evil dog catchers, some true friends and you have all the ingredients for a delightful, educational, thought provoking story that is more than just a mystery. I hope that there will be many more books in this series! Thank you to the author for a copy of this book to read and review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NiksPicks More than 1 year ago
Any writer who decides to make a story where an animal is the protagonist has a hard job, because it's tough humanizing animals and making it believable. And while some parts of this story are rough, I think H.Y. Hanna did a pretty good job here. Adding funny touches like checking peemail (I just thought that concept was hilarious) manages to humanize the dogs without making them too human. The story is fun also. I'm a sucker for anything to do with any kind of mythology, so I got hooked into the action and enjoyed finding out what would happen to our canine heroes next. Hanna does a great job of matching personalities (or should I say doginalities) with each breed and giving all the dogs quirks and strengths. Ssome parts are fairly predictable, but this book is fun to read and has a couple of good messages for its younger readers. There's plenty of action and mystery, a little sadness, and a lot of rollicking adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book