Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 3: The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 3: The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant


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ISBN-13: 9781536963229
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/07/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Janice Spina is an award-winning author with seventeen books. She has been writing since age nine. She writes for all ages and in multiple genres.

Her books include children's stories, middle-grade/preteen series, and novels. She continues to write more stories. Her goal is to encourage children to read.

Her motto is Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar with Jemsbooks.

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 3: The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant is the third book in the Davey & Derek: Junior Detectives series, written by Janice Spina and illustrated by John Spina. While celebrating their eleventh birthday at the Pizza Palace, Davey and Derek Donato’s festivities are suddenly interrupted when restaurant staff discover a would-be thief breaking into their gaming machines. The twins later visit their Aunt Gigi, where they learn the story of Tamba – the beloved elephant of an African village, which died after living a full life. Aunt Gigi’s living room is filled with mementos of her visit to Africa, including a magical elephant figurine, carved from the elephant’s ivory tusk in honor of Tamba’s incredible life. On returning home, Davey and Derek find Peter Reynolds – the party-crasher from their pizza party – waiting at their front gate. Peter asks for the twins’ assistance regarding the theft of an ivory figurine from the local museum – carved from the same tusk as Aunt Gigi’s figurines. With so many suspects to choose from, all with alibis, Davey and Derek are pushed to the limit, trying to solve the case. Janice Spina’s adventurous tale of twins just coming into their magical powers is one of excitement, suspense and mystery. With each chapter’s header carrying its own unique illustration, the story is one which can easily be enjoyed by children and adults alike. No stone is left unturned as Davey and Derek are given all the tools they need in order to fully investigate the case. Many exciting surprises are brought to light in The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, with more and more magical characters being disclosed as the story progresses. Having read all three of the Davey and Derek novels, I find myself being lured into the story more and more, almost as if ... by magic! I thoroughly enjoyed The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, and recommend it to readers of all ages who enjoy the fun, thrill and adventure of two gumshoe detectives, each of whom has the world of magic at their fingertips, whilst trying to solve the most difficult of cases.
Lprice More than 1 year ago
Davey & Derek are twin brothers who are celebrating their 11th birthday. They share a gift between themselves called, "twin telepathy." They also have an aunt named, "Gigi, who happens to be a witch with magical powers. She helps the boys to understand that they have powers of their own and teaches them how to use them. A theft occurs at a local museum and Davey & Derek decide to use their talents to find the answers to the burglary. Full of magic and mystery, intrigue and excitement. Such a cute story! Janice has a theme throughout her book and that is to teach kids how to be polite, kind, and sensitive to other's feelings. This is the third in a series of books that she has written and can be enjoyed by itself or as a complete set. Give your child the gift of reading!