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Mystery of King Karfu

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In addition to the first book about Inspector Hopper, Doug Cushman is the creator of many other wonderful mysteries for children. These include Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery and three more books featuring the great anteater detective, as well as The Mystery of King Karfu, starring the amazing Seymour Sleuth. Mr. Cushman solves his own mysteries in northern California.

"My name is Seymour Sleuth. I am the greatest detective in the world." Meet the world's greatest detective, Seymour Sleuth! Follow along in his ...

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Overview

In addition to the first book about Inspector Hopper, Doug Cushman is the creator of many other wonderful mysteries for children. These include Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery and three more books featuring the great anteater detective, as well as The Mystery of King Karfu, starring the amazing Seymour Sleuth. Mr. Cushman solves his own mysteries in northern California.

"My name is Seymour Sleuth. I am the greatest detective in the world." Meet the world's greatest detective, Seymour Sleuth! Follow along in his fascinating casebook as he travels to Egypt to investigate the case of the missing Stone Chicken. If he can find the Chicken, he may be able to find the Lost Treasure of the ancient pharaoh, King Karfu. Readers will uncover clues, interview the suspects, and even decode the secret code right alongside this daring detective to discover the tasty treasure and find out . . . whodunit! Full of maps, mementos, and hilarious snapshots that chronicle this exciting case, young detectives won't be able to resist this amazing adventure. 1997 Notable Trade Books in the Language Arts (NCTE)

The great detective Seymour Sleuth and his assistant Muggs journey to Egypt to search for a missing stone chicken, an important clue to the location of the Lost Treasure of King Karfu.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A wombat detective sets sail for Egypt to recover the valuable Stone Chicken. "Cushman's tightly crafted whodunit brims with suspense, secret codes and plenty of puzzling fun," said PW. Ages 4-8. (May)
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
Calling Seymour Sleuth, that great gourmet detective! Only he can solve this mystery. No one knows what King Karfu's greatest treasure was, as it was hidden in a golden box that has been missing for centuries. If the missing Stone Chicken can be found, he may be able to find the treasure. Like all good detectives, Sleuth keeps a diary noting the clues and the suspects. He even catches the thief. Wait! There's more. The thief had the decoder book which leads to the secret treasure. Cushman gives the reader the code to help us decipher it and find the answer. I had great fun decoding it. My best advice is: dig into the peanut butter, jam and bread, and have a party!
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The great detective Seymour Sleuth is called upon to aid his friend Professor Slagbottom who, after discovering the Stone Chicken of King Karfu, loses it to a thief. Clues abound, including a red herring. Kids join in to solve the crime and also to decode the secret message on the Stone Chicken, which leads to the Lost Treasure and another secret message. Lots of activity and laughs, even if kids don't get all of the jokes and clever references. Funny illustrations are made to look like a scrapbook on yellow lined pages with handprinted text.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3Wombat Seymour Sleuth joins the ranks of Detective Mole, Glenda Feathers, and other entertaining animal detectives. Seymour and his mouse sidekick, Abbott Muggs, are called to Egypt to find a stolen chicken. After identifying three suspects, the sleuths discover a crucial clue and nab the thief. Designed as a detective's casebook, each page of this inventive story looks like a well-used yellow tablet, complete with coffee-cup stains and ink smudges. The illustrations look like photographs in the notebook. Also "pasted" onto the pages are items of varied significance to the investigation: postcards, maps, the detectives' visas, a receipt for a camel rental, and assorted clues that Seymour collects. The animal characters are expressive and engaging and many of the items in the casebook add humor, including a red fish (a herring, of course) that could be a clue. The narration consists of the detective's own hand-written notes. The notebook format actually gives readers a clear and insightful look at how a detective puts evidence together. The "Notes on the Clues" lead neatly to "Notes on the Suspects," showing how the criminal is finally identified. With a clue-filled plot, plenty of humor, and an innovative presentation, this offering is sure to prompt requests for more mysteries from Seymour Sleuth's casebook.Steven Engelfried, West Linn Public Library, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064435031
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/8/1998
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

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