Trouble in Bugland

Trouble in Bugland

by William Kotzwinkle, Joe Servello
     
 

Now in its third printing: a collection of five detective stories with an all-insect cast of characters. Follow Inspector Mantis, of brilliant mind, supersensitive antennae, and iron grip, and his faithful sidekick Doctor Hopper, an accomplished violinist and long-jumper, along with a bevy of buggy bandits, as they solve entomological cases with clever

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Now in its third printing: a collection of five detective stories with an all-insect cast of characters. Follow Inspector Mantis, of brilliant mind, supersensitive antennae, and iron grip, and his faithful sidekick Doctor Hopper, an accomplished violinist and long-jumper, along with a bevy of buggy bandits, as they solve entomological cases with clever sleuthing.

Going forth from his little cottage at 221B Flea Street, Inspector Mantis, accompanied by his trusted colleague Doctor Hopper, solves "The Case of the Missing Butterfly," "The Case of the Caterpillar's Head," and three other antennae-bending mysteries puzzling the populace of Victorian Bugland. Criminal detection, combined entomology, makes this, in the words of The Horn Book, "the most engaging and cleverest reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson yet." Joe Servello's color and pen-&-ink drawings bring exquisite period detail to these tales: steam engines, deerstalkers, fog, and mandibles have never been more lovingly crosshatched.

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Editorial Reviews

Ann Cameron
''Trouble in Bugland'' is spirited and offbeat . . . . Children who know Conan Doyle's Holmes will, of course, most enjoy ''Trouble in Bugland.'' But even those who don't are likely to appreciate the book's sly mock seriousness and flights of rhetoric and imagination. -- New York Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Inspector Mantis (read Sherlock Holmes) and his capable companion Doctor Hopper star in this collection of mysteries, ranging from ``The Case of the Missing Butterfly'' to ``The Case of the Caterpillar's Head.'' Yes, they're insects, solving crimes in Bugland, with a cast of characters that includes the circus owner, P. T. Barnworm, and Captain Flatfootfly. (12-up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567920703
Publisher:
Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Series:
Godine Storyteller Series
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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