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Children's Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage?

by (author) Linda Bailey

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2002
Category
Mysteries & Detective Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553375838
    Publish Date
    Nov 2002
    List Price
    $15.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550740943
    Publish Date
    Jan 1992
    List Price
    $5.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6

Description

Stevie Diamond and her friend Jesse have a thief to catch. A thousand dollars is missing from her mother's apartment and although there are lots of suspects, there aren't very many clues. A worthy challenge for Stevie Diamond, Detective! Set in Vancouver, the very first Stevie Diamond Mystery is a funny and entertaining read.

About the author

Linda Bailey a jonglé longtemps avec l'idée d'écrire, mais ce n'est qu'après avoir eu ses deux filles qu'elle a lancé sa carrière d'auteure. Elle a écrit des albums, des romans et aussi des livres informatifs. Linda a beaucoup voyagé dans sa vie et ses livres aussi! Certains sont publiés en Chine, en Corée, en Australie, en Grèce, en Pologne et dans de nombreux autres pays.

 

Linda Bailey has written more than twenty books for children in a number of different genres, including the best-selling Stanley-the-dog series, Toads on Toast, and most recently, If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur (Si jamais tu avais un dinosaure...). Linda has garnered a long list of honours in Canada such as the Ontario Blue Spruce Award, the Atlantic Provinces Hackmatack Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

Linda Bailey's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, Massachusetts Children's Book Award
  • Winner, Surrey Book of the Year
  • Winner, Langley Book of the Year Award

Editorial Reviews

How Come the Best Clues are Always in the Garbage? Is a fast-paced read combining mystery à la Encyclopedia Brown and The Great Brain with contemporary issues.

Quill & Quire

Stevie is another resourceful character. She gets into scrapes, which are humorously written, then gets herself out again.

The Chronicle-Herald

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