Pansy the poodle and her human friend Avery have solved mysteries all over the world―from foiling a jewel thief in Los Angeles to tracking down a talking monkey in New York. Their London adventure may be the most important yet. They’ve been summoned to Buckingham Palace, by Queen Elizabeth herself, to find Lily, one of her beloved Corgi puppies. As the two sleuths follow clues around London, they visit its most famous sights, from Big Ben to the Tower of London, to Selfridge's Department Store. They learn what English people call hotdogs (bangers) and what they call policemen (bobbies). They even ride on the top of a double-decker bus. Pansy in London is perfect for developing reading skills in young emergent readers age 3-7. Parents, teachers and librarians appreciate the heirloom-quality oversized hardcover with its extra thick pages and splendid full color illustrations. In the end, using their usual ingenuity and brainpower, Pansy and Avery solve the mystery, catch the dog thief, and return Lily to the Palace. The Queen throws a royal celebration and Pansy is once again reminded of the importance of friendship, forgiveness, and love. Give the kid in your life the gift of reading with Pansy in London. Fifth in the Pansy the Poodle Mystery Series of classic children's books. Designed to spark reading skills while learning about diversity and friendship in cultures worldwide.
About the Author
Cynthia Bardes’s inspiration for the Pansy Mystery Series was born out of random misfortune. One day, when crossing Wilshire Boulevard, Bardes was struck by a car. Her injuries required surgery and a lengthy recuperation at the hotel. While bedridden, her vivid imagination and Pansy's popularity with employees and guests of the hotel made for a perfect story. Pansy at the Palace was followed by Pansy in Paris, Pansy in Venice, Pansy in New York and now Pansy in London. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Bardes is a former dress designer and interior decorator. When not in Los Angeles, she, her husband, and Pansy live in Vero Beach, Florida.
Virginia Best is an artist whose paintings and photographs have been exhibited nationally. She lives with her husband and two poodles in Eden, Vermont.