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Alibi

by Kristin Butcher

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Fifteen-year-old Christine is visiting her eccentric great-aunt in historic Witcombe, where a pickpocket has been victimizing tourists. Aunt Maude owns an antique store and also runs the town’s ghost walk, which allows Christine to meet all the visitors, including a mysterious young man who seems to know far too much about the rash of recent thefts in the area. When the pickpocket targets the customers in Aunt Maude’s store, Christine is determined to find out who is behind the thefts. Her search takes her through the nooks and crannies of the quaint town full of stories, and she unearths more than one surprise.

About the Author

Kristin Butcher is the author of twenty books for children. She has been shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award, the CLA Children's Book of the Year, the Red Cedar Award, the IODE Violet Downey Book Award, and the Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award, among others. Kristin lives in Campbell River, British Columbia.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Editorial Reviews

"The plot is fast-paced, the characters are extremely likeable, and the clues about the burglaries provide the reader with enough information to solve the mystery before the conclusion. Readers who enjoy a good 'whodunit' will appreciate this story."

— Library Media Connection

"A breezy pseudo-Scooby-Doo vibe whisks readers forward as Christine does clumsy surveillance and suspects are considered, until a humorously unlikely culprit is unearthed. Butcher has just scratched the surface of her likeable and entertaining cast, whose future adventures would be welcome."

— Publishers Weekly

"A very well-written mystery young readers will enjoy as it is filled with suspense and adventure...Butcher uses dialogue to move the plot forward. The language’s straight forwardness and simplicity allow reluctant readers or readers learning English to easily comprehend and immerse themselves in the story. Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Once again, Kristin Butcher has created a protagonist teen readers will readily identify with. Christine is curious, attentive, and logical, but still sometimes can misinterpret her world...Christine doesn’t learn an important “life lesson,” but she grows in self-awareness and understanding of the world around her, both necessary qualities on the road to adulthood."

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