Marty Frye, Private Eye

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Marty Frye is not your ordinary private eye. Marty is "the poet detective"--he solves petty crimes by turning rhymes. These three short stories with clear, simple sentences make this charming easy-reader an ideal stepping-stone to longer chapter books. Young readers will be off in search of a rhyme in no time. Illustrations.

Marty Frye, a seven-year-old who likes to read poetry and talk in rhymes, solves three separate mysteries for...

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Overview

Marty Frye is not your ordinary private eye. Marty is "the poet detective"--he solves petty crimes by turning rhymes. These three short stories with clear, simple sentences make this charming easy-reader an ideal stepping-stone to longer chapter books. Young readers will be off in search of a rhyme in no time. Illustrations.

Marty Frye, a seven-year-old who likes to read poetry and talk in rhymes, solves three separate mysteries for a classmate, a toy store owner, and his younger sister.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Marty is a precocious kid who bills himself as a poet detective-he speaks in rhymes. In this book, Marty gets involved in solving three apparent crimes-the theft of Emmas's diary, the loss of a box of Action Chuck toys and the case of the mixed-up flour. He collects facts and makes logical deductions, and manages to solve all three crimes before dinner. Not bad for a junior detective! The rhyming is amusing and it should help beginning readers tackle a longer text. The illustrations have a cartoon-like quality and add to the fun.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805082203
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,176,540
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Tashjian's first book, True Confessions (Holt), was hailed as a "reinvention of the diary format" in a Publishers Weekly starred review. Ms. Tashjian lives with her family near Boston, Massachusetts.

Laurie Keller illustrated The Scrambled States of America. Originally from Michigan, Ms. Keller now lives in New York City with her two cats.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 1999

    Good Book

    Marty Frye, Private Eye was a good book for second graders. We liked his silly rhymes. It wasn't really about stolen things, just lost things. We even wrote some of our own mysteries.

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