The Spy Who Came North from the Pole

The Spy Who Came North from the Pole

by Mary elise Monsell, Eileen Christelow
     
 

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Could Mr. Pin - the famous rock hopper penguin detective in the Windy City - be involved in a crime himself? That's what Sergeant O'Malley claims in the first of these two new stories about Detective Pin and his sidekick, Maggie. See more details below

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Could Mr. Pin - the famous rock hopper penguin detective in the Windy City - be involved in a crime himself? That's what Sergeant O'Malley claims in the first of these two new stories about Detective Pin and his sidekick, Maggie.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- In the title story of this third book in the series, Mr. Pin, a Chicago-based rock hopper penguin detective, discovers who is smashing the gargoyles around the city, but readers never learn who the look-alike villainous penguin is or the purpose of a captured code book. The second story, ``The Spitter Pitchers,'' is a more straightforward piece of suspense. Sam Spitter, a relief pitcher in a slump, secretly plans to have his talented twin substitute and save his team's season standing. Detective Pin foils the deception and inspires Sam to pitch well. Although the two previous books about Mr. Pin have special appeal for reluctant and newly independent readers, the uneven quality of this one may leave them confused and wondering. Instead, offer young sleuths the ``Encyclopedia Brown'' series (Morrow) by Donald Sobol or David Adler's ``Cam Jansen'' books (Viking). --Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689317545
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Series:
Mr. Pin Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.73(w) x 8.59(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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