Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Review Of Frankie Dupont And The Mystery Of Enderby Manor

About the Book

Title: Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor |  Author:  Julie Anne Grasso |  Illustrators: David Blackwell & Samantha Yallope |  Publication Date: July 10, 2014 |  Publisher: Independent |  Pages: 75  |  Recommended Ages:  8 to 12
Summary: When his cousin Kat disappears from Enderby Manor, Frankie Dupont jumps on the scene, only to find bumbling Inspector Cluesome beat him to it. Cluesome thinks Kat simply wandered off. Frankie isn’t buying it.
He follows the evidence to conniving concierge, a six fingered chef, a talking parrot, and a shifty dwarf. Quite frankly, none of them are making any sense until Frankie discovers, Kat’s time is running out.
An exciting new illustrated mystery series for ages 8-12.
My Review: Frankie is such a great character. Even though he is ten and three-quarters and hasn't passed his Private Investigators entry exam yet, he still follows the clues to solve this mystery. Great mystery for ages 7 -12.  
Early Buzz About the Book
“In a perfect mystery story for children, Frankie’s investigation and Kat’s disappearance make for an exciting and engaging read for children. The simple theme, endearing characters and the interesting happenings create a heart-warming mystery that will keep kids glued to the story. The illustrations in the book give the characters a personality and help in giving life and movement to the scenes. The varied characters that Frankie runs into while on his investigative mission are all colorful and have been well portrayed. It is definitely a book that kids will enjoy. What a great story.” ~ 5 Star Mamta MadhavanReaders’ Favorite
“This Frankie Dupont mystery is very clever and has clues that won’t seem to add up until the end of the book, making it a suspenseful read for children. This book would be great for higher thinking skills discussions in the classroom. Even after finishing the story, I found myself thinking about how it all worked together and realized how a few more clues added to the solution. Well developed characters! Engaging! Fun!” ~ 5 Star Review, Carolyn W., Amazon
“Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor is an excellent read. It’s bursting with suspense, has several quirky and interesting characters and a unique comic style, likely to impress young readers. I didn’t want to put this book down and look forward to more Frankie Dupont adventures.” ~ 5 Star Review, Jody, Amazon

About the Author: Julie Anne Grasso

Julie Anne GrassoWith a background in paediatric nursing, Julie Anne Grasso spent many years literally wrapping children in cotton wool. Every day she witnessed great courage and resilience from the tiny people she cared for, which inspired her to write stories to encourage and entertain them.
She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Danny and their little girl, Giselle.

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