Kidnap at the Catfish Cafe

Kidnap at the Catfish Cafe

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by Patricia Reilly Giff, Dana Lubotsky, Lynne Avril Cravath
     
 

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From the creator of the best-selling Polk Street School series-and winner of the Newbery Honor-comes The Adventures of Minnie and Max, a new series of chapter books about a plucky female detective and her trusty feline sidekick, Max. Minnie's brother, Orlando -owner of the Catfish Cafe-may not be sure of Minnie's detective work, but her new friend Cash and police… See more details below

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From the creator of the best-selling Polk Street School series-and winner of the Newbery Honor-comes The Adventures of Minnie and Max, a new series of chapter books about a plucky female detective and her trusty feline sidekick, Max. Minnie's brother, Orlando -owner of the Catfish Cafe-may not be sure of Minnie's detective work, but her new friend Cash and police officer Kitty the Klutz, are right behind her, helping her all the way. None of Minnie's money-making ideas have worked yet, but now she has a really brilliant idea-a detective agency. Her first case: to find Max's owner and to identify the e

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Lubotsky's right-on childlike voice breathes new life into Giff's (Lily's Crossing) chipper chapter-book whodunit. The debut volume of a new mystery book series introduces spunky young Minnie, an orphan living with her older brother, Orlando, in Florida. While Orlando runs the Catfish Cafe, Minnie finds ways to amuse herself--and earn extra money--by starting a detective agency now that school is out for summer. Her fledgling business gets its first case when a scrawny stray cat wanders into Minnie's life. She names her feline pal Max, and the two begin searching for Max's owner. Along the way, they team up with klutzy police officer Kitty and a new friend named Cash, and before long, the whole gang is looking to expose the sticky-fingered "everything thief," who snatches purses and just about anything else. Lubotsky's eager-sounding voice and well-paced reading will keep young sleuths on this case. Ages 7-12. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
As 11-year-old Minnie starts her own detective business, a scrawny but intrepid 'drop-in' cat called Max becomes her assistant. Together with her new friends, Cash, a new kid in town, and Kitty the Klutz, a policewoman, they eventually solve the mystery of the "everything thief." Very short, easy to read chapters with black and white drawings make this first book in the "Adventures of Minnie and Max" series suitable for those just beginning to read chapter books.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-7-Sixth grader Minnie rescues a stray cat and pursues a thief who seems to steal just about everything! By Patricia Reilly Giff. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595198433
Publisher:
Live Oak Media (NY)
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Live Oak Mysteries Series
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 12.38(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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