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Brixton Brothers Mysterious Case of Cases: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity; The Ghostwriter Secret; It Happened on a Train; Danger Goes Berserk

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It?s no mystery why this complete collection of Brixton Brothers books is a must-have for any sleuth!

Seventh-grader Steve Brixton is obsessed with the Bailey Brothers, a pair of sibling sleuths who solve crimes in a mystery book series. Steve read all fifty-eight Bailey Brothers mysteries, sent away cereal box tops to get his Bailey Brothers Detective?s License, and studies The Bailey Brothers? Detective Handbook. And by using the tactics of his fictional heroes (with varying ...

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Overview

It’s no mystery why this complete collection of Brixton Brothers books is a must-have for any sleuth!

Seventh-grader Steve Brixton is obsessed with the Bailey Brothers, a pair of sibling sleuths who solve crimes in a mystery book series. Steve read all fifty-eight Bailey Brothers mysteries, sent away cereal box tops to get his Bailey Brothers Detective’s License, and studies The Bailey Brothers’ Detective Handbook. And by using the tactics of his fictional heroes (with varying degrees of success), Steve inadvertently becomes America’s top sleuth.

This complete collection of Brixton Brothers adventures includes: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity, The Ghostwriter Secret, It Happened on a Train, and Danger Goes Berserk.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
"An amusing addition to the Brixton Brothers series."
SLJ
"In this hilarious takeoff on 'Hardy Boys'-style mysteries, a young wannabee sleuth gets more than he bargained for when he finds himself pitched into a wild round of stunning revelations - about books, espionage, and librarians. Rex's deadpan illustrations perfectly complement one of the funniest and most promising series openers in years."
From the Publisher
"Like the three earlier volumes of the Brixton Brothers series, this chapter book takes the adventure and plotting

of an old-school (think Hardy Boys) series mystery and overlays it with deadpan, offbeat humor. The

occasional full-page drawings help define the characters, settings, and tone of the story. Wildly improbable

and reliably entertaining."

"Barnett’s sly and often silly Hardy Boy parody chugs along with plenty of laughs and enough honest-to-gosh mystery to please any lover of boy detective fiction. Rex’s black-and-white pencils (which also parody the Hardy tales) are still a fine match for the goofiness. Mention of the next adventure at mystery’s close will make Brixton fans smile."

"An amusing addition to the Brixton Brothers series."

"Barnett’s second Brixton Brothers mystery continues the whimsically sardonic adventures of everyone’s soon-to-be-favorite clueless-yet-earnest boy detective–wannabe. Shot through with moments of goofiness and dotted with Rex’s black-and-white illustrations, this is sure to please existing fans and win new ones."

"Barnett has written a fun, adventure-filled book. This is a great choice for slow or reluctant readers."

"In this hilarious takeoff on 'Hardy Boys'-style mysteries, a young wannabee sleuth gets more than he bargained for when he finds himself pitched into a wild round of stunning revelations - about books, espionage, and librarians. Rex's deadpan illustrations perfectly complement one of the funniest and most promising series openers in years."

SLJ
"In this hilarious takeoff on 'Hardy Boys'-style mysteries, a young wannabee sleuth gets more than he bargained for when he finds himself pitched into a wild round of stunning revelations - about books, espionage, and librarians. Rex's deadpan illustrations perfectly complement one of the funniest and most promising series openers in years."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442498181
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 10/22/2013
  • Series: Brixton Brothers Series
  • Edition description: Boxed Set
  • Pages: 1024
  • Sales rank: 111,813
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 2.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the author of the Brixton Brother series and several picture books, including Guess Again! And Chloe and the Lion (both illustrated by Adam Rex), and the New York Times bestseller Extra Yarn. He’s on the board of directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center, and founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers. Mac lives in Oakland, California.

Adam Rex has written and illustrated several picture books, including Tree Ring Circus and Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, as well as the novel, The True Meaning of Smekday. He and his wife live in Tucson, Arizona.

Matthew Myers has only “surfed” once. Matthew Myers has “illustrated” books four times and is enjoying it far more than falling into the ocean and being struck with his own board. You can visit him at MyersPaints.com.

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