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Lieutenant Leon Leafwing and Detective Spider Kane investigate the mysterious disappearance of Leon's ...
Lieutenant Leon Leafwing and Detective Spider Kane investigate the mysterious disappearance of Leon's mother and members of the Order of the Moth.
Posted October 3, 2005
Jackson Herndon 10/3/05 In the book, Mystery at Jumbo Night Crawlers, by Mary Pope Osborne, the main character, Leon Leaf Wing (a butterfly), is the only one in the order of MOTH (a group of detectives who stop big crimes) that doesn¿t get an invitation to Jumbo¿s, a dinner club, from Spider Kane (the head of MOTH). Leon feels ostracized because he thinks that Spider Kane doesn¿t care for him. The reason Leon isn¿t invited is because his invitation got sent to his mom by mistake. The next evening, after everyone had their invitations, Leon¿s mom is invited to Jumbo¿s, and Leon goes with her. At Jumbo¿s, Leon¿s mom is kidnapped because someone thinks she has 75 karat gold at her house. Leon meets Spider Kane, and tells him what happened. Part 2 Leon goes around gathering the invitations that were sent to the members of the order of MOTH from their houses. Leon meets Spider Kane at his house, where he gives him the invitations, and finds his friend, Little Pickles, there too. They disguised themselves as singers for Jumbo¿s, by wearing beards and sunglasses. Then they went to sing at Jumbo¿s. Spider Kane guesses that the bad guy is Raymond Johnson, the wickedest bug on earth, because it is a well-known fact that Raymond Johnson likes 75-karat gold. Part 3 At Jumbo¿s, in his disguise, Spider Kane sings a malicious song about Raymond Johnson. Raymond Johnson, who is disguised as a bumblebee (he is really a robberfly) gets angry, and throws off his bumblebee disguise. Spider Kane catches Raymond Johnson in his web, and weasels the truth out of him. Leon finds a key that Raymond Johnson was hiding and uses the key to open a keyhole in the wall at Jumbo¿s to save his mother and the rest of the order of MOTH. They had also been captured by the wicked robberfly were elated at being freed. I recommend this book to other children because it¿s whimsical and has lots of action. All ages would like it, just as long as they like bugs.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.