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A Fish Named Yum
     

A Fish Named Yum

by Mary Elise Monsell
 

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Could master spy Gargoyle be back? And what would he want with an innocent fish? In a second story, Chicago shuts down and penguin detective Mr. Pin brings his chocolate expertise to the case.

"Lively plotting, staccato, deadpan delivery in whimsical parody of Dashiell Hammett; an economical style and carefully controlled repetition of ideas and phrases . and an

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Could master spy Gargoyle be back? And what would he want with an innocent fish? In a second story, Chicago shuts down and penguin detective Mr. Pin brings his chocolate expertise to the case.

"Lively plotting, staccato, deadpan delivery in whimsical parody of Dashiell Hammett; an economical style and carefully controlled repetition of ideas and phrases . and an engaging hero...genuinely funny, brief mysteries."-Kirkus

An IRA/CBC Children's Choice

"Kids will like this penguin detective . and will cheer him on."-ALA Booklist

"An inviting, non-threatening, easy chapter book."-School Library Journal

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-4-These two whimsical adventures of Mr. Pin, a chocolate-loving, philodendron-growing penguin who happens to be a master detective, should have a wacky appeal for young readers. In the first selection, Mr. Pin solves the mystery of the great Chicago flood by plugging the leak in the river bottom with instant chocolate-pudding mix-``A good way to get rid of bad chocolate.'' In the second episode, he finds his fish, Yum, who has been fishnapped by a fiendish baker. The stories are slight but fun with their word play and off-center look at a world in which a penguin detective is perfectly normal.-Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781504029674
Publisher:
Open Road Distribution
Publication date:
03/28/2016
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)

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