Wittily told in words and pictures, Mariella Mystery, a totally amazing nine year detective, sets about following clues in an entertaining and action packed adventure.
the stories are ideal for building stamina in newly independent readers.
It's another funny and exciting book in the Mariella Mystery series and one that young, intrepid readers will enjoy if they like whodunits with plot twists and turns ... the story is easy to read and digest too, thanks to the lists and diary entries that help to break up the text. Perfect for young confident readers
What really sets this book apart and gives it huge appeal for young reads, is the dynamic presentation, with lots of drawings, diary style narrative and fun cartoons - all make reading fun.
Illustrated throughout with Kate Pankhurst's quirky, charismatic artwork, and containing lots of tips for aspiring young sleuths, covering everything from setting up your own detective headquarters to undercover surveillance, the first book in the Mariella Mystery series is perfect for children who are beginning to develop confidence with chapter books. Pankhurst puts her own fun, tongue-in-cheek spin on the coventions of the detective story to create a lively and enjoyable story that young readers will find irresistible.