Minerva Clark Goes to the Dogs

Minerva Clark Goes to the Dogs

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Minerva Clark has never liked popular, bratty Chelsea de Guzman. But when Chelsea pleads with Minerva to help her locate a missing diamond, the prospect of a new mystery is just too irresistible to pass up, especially after Minerva learns the diamond is worth millions.

Before long Minerva is doing what she does best: getting into trouble while getting to the… See more details below

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Minerva Clark has never liked popular, bratty Chelsea de Guzman. But when Chelsea pleads with Minerva to help her locate a missing diamond, the prospect of a new mystery is just too irresistible to pass up, especially after Minerva learns the diamond is worth millions.

Before long Minerva is doing what she does best: getting into trouble while getting to the bottom of things.

And whether that includes digging through a day's worth of trash, tangling with some crooked animal shelter workers, dodging three mischievous corgis, or tracking a carrier pigeon with intestinal problems, Minerva is determined to get her man-and his best friend...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Melissa J. Rickey
It's summer and Minerva's oldest brother, Mark, enrolls her in a basic electronics class, even though there's plenty of other activities to keep her occupied. Chelsea De Guzman, one of her well-to-do classmates, has lost a rare, red diamond ring that her jeweler father was smuggling home from London. When a distraught Chelsea begs her to find the ring, Minerva sets out on a humorous yet risky search with her cell phone, her bike, and the reliable light rail system of Portland, Oregon, as her primary detecting tools. She meets an intriguing cast of characters (including those on a movie set), all with high stakes in the ring, and in stopping her from discovering it origin and its true value to the various would-be-owners. At the same time, Minerva's long-term friendship with Reggie, the boy down the street, is off-track, and though Minerva has changed dramatically since her mother left home, she worries that her new self won't been seen and accepted. How Minerva handles these challenges and manages to sustain her newfound confidence is relayed through a fast-paced plot, animated characters, and witty dialogue. As the second book in the new "Minerva Clark Mystery" series, this one stands alone and is a great read. Yet, allusions to events in Minerva Clark Gets a Clue, the first series title, will likely entice new fans to learn how a lightning storm resulted in Minerva's supreme self-confidence, led to her new role as kid-detective, and why she and her brothers are on their own.
Kirkus Reviews
Her dad is always out of town on business, and her mother left with her boyfriend to teach yoga in Santa Fe, so Minerva is being raised by her three older brothers. A self-reliant expert on figuring things out, she is, in fact, a mystery solver. In the second of a projected series, a classmate of Minerva's calls for help in finding a rare red diamond stolen from her ring. Corgi dogs, homing pigeons, an electronics class, Catholic school, kidnapping and a movie set aid and abet the tangled plot. Lots of IMing, cell phones and contemporary props keep the story current. References to actions in Minerva Gets a Clue (2005) fill in bits of background, but this title can stand on its own. Unfortunately, while the cover photo of a cute Corgi is appealing, it also may lead readers to think that the dog is Minerva. But this fairly typical teenager will take her place next to Nancy Drew as a prime crime case-cracker. (Fiction. 10-14)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619631069
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/15/2012
Series:
Minerva Clark Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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