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Marty Frye, Private Eye
     

Marty Frye, Private Eye

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by Janet Tashjian, Tashjian, Laurie Keller (Illustrator)
 

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Marty Frye is not your ordinary private eye. Marty Frye is "the poet detective"--he solves petty crimes by turning rhymes. In the course of a busy day, Marty tracks down his friend Emma's lost diary, finds a box of toys missing from Mr. Lipsky's store; and locates a bag of disappearing flour for his little sister, Katie. Although he hits some dead ends along the

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Marty Frye is not your ordinary private eye. Marty Frye is "the poet detective"--he solves petty crimes by turning rhymes. In the course of a busy day, Marty tracks down his friend Emma's lost diary, finds a box of toys missing from Mr. Lipsky's store; and locates a bag of disappearing flour for his little sister, Katie. Although he hits some dead ends along the way, Marty Frye combines his three favorite hobbies--sleuthing, rhyming, and climbing trees--and leaves no case unsolved or unrhymed.

Three short stories with clear, simple sentences make this charming easy-reader an ideal stepping-stone to longer chapter books. Laurie Keller's quirky illustrations capture the spirit of Janet Tashjian's tongue-in-cheek humor. Young readers will be off in search of a rhyme in no time.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805082203
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,173,796
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Janet Tashjian is a middle-grade and young adult novelist who’s been writing books for children for fifteen years. Her first novel 'Tru Confessions' was made into a critically acclaimed Disney TV movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. 'The Gospel According to Larry' series is a cult favorite and 'Fault Line' is taught in many middle and high schools. Her novels 'My Life As a Book,' 'My Life As a Stuntboy,' and 'My Life As a Cartoonist' are all illustrated by her teenage son, Jake. Their collaboration continues with a new series, 'Einstein the Class Hamster.'

Janet has been doing school visits for fifteen years; you can email her for details.

You can follow her on Twitter and like her books on Facebook, and check out her YouTube Channel.

Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, The Scrambled States of America, and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children’s book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.

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Marty Frye, Private Eye 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.