Three children go missing and police organise a massive search of the town of Dudleigh and surrounding areas. A call from a security officer at Russington Hospital immediately has several Detectives heading for the Accident & Emergency Department. All three missing children have somehow been returned to the Hospital. No-one sees or hears anything; it's as though the children appeared out of the sky. The Doctor is puzzled - the children are in excellent health but are refusing to talk to anyone, not even their own parents. Local detectives are baffled. Where have they been? What have they been doing? Why won't they talk? All questions the police want answered. And urgently. When another young girl goes missing her 10 year old brother Harry and his three friends, Stan and identical twins Polly and Lily, are determined to find her and solve the mystery once and for all. Will they solve the mystery before the Police? Can they find out the 'Where's and the What's' and also the 'Why's and the How's?'
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As a grandmother with a seven year old granddaughter, this book caught my eye. As a retired school teacher, this is a book I definitely would have had in my classroom. If you have a seven year old in your life, you probably already know how eager they are to start chapter books. But sometimes chapter books are also a bit daunting. My granddaughter and I recently spent at least thirty minutes at our local bookstore while she thumbed through chapter books, only to put them back as none were the right gradient. I knew when I saw this book that we had a winner and indeed we did. With a good story that keeps young readers interested and also allows them to stretch their reading ability a bit farther – we were hooked. The mystery is a good plot as children become engrossed in a story and as they read along the focus is on the story and what is happening versus the intimidation that a chapter book sometimes brings to young readers. I was highly pleased with this book and was glad to see my granddaughter enjoying her first chapter book.
I've encountered a problem. John is such an awesome guy, and he went through all of the trouble to mail his book from England! But I am not a huge fan of it- which disappointed me. I really wanted to like it. Here are my problems with it. The chapter headings are confusing because it is just a magnifying glass, no number- just the image. The characters fall into moments where they don't speak like kids and the context isn't necessarily age appropriate to what the cover suggests. That being said, I loved the idea of story. I'm a big fan of ice cream. I also wanted to see the kids actually work on the case for longer than like five minutes, which is what it felt like. They didn't really follow any leads or get the feel for being a real PI, just sort of jumped in with both feet and there you have it. This book wasn't for me, but it might be for someone else. So give it a shot.