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Children's Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

One More Clue

by (author) Kathy Stinson

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Nov 2005
Mysteries & Detective Stories, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2005
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Aug 2014
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
  • Reading age: 6 to 10


In this fabulous follow-up to Kathy Stinson's classic children's novels, Seven Clues and The Great Bike Race, Matt Randall uncovers two mysterious objects in his neighbour's attic: a magician's costume and a brand new clue. Or is it an old clue? Matt sets out to discover the history of this dusty mystery with the help and hindrance of a familiar cast of characters from Pebble Creek. [Fry Reading Level - 3.0

About the author

Kathy Stinson is a familiar name in children’s literature. She wrote the award-winning Red is Best and Big or Little?—two of the first picture books for preschoolers in Canada. Both were a huge success and have since achieved international acclaim. Red is Best 25th Anniversary Edition was released in 2006 a newly illustrated Big or Little? was published in 2009. Kathy’s latest book, The Man with the Violin (2013), was greeted with rave reviews, including starred reviews in Kirkus and uill & uire. Illustrated by Duan Petricic, this beautifully evocative picture book tells the true story of world-renowned violinist, Joshua Bell, who conducted an experiment by anonymously playing his priceless violin in the Washington D.C. subway station. Kathy grew up in Toronto. “My love affair with books began as a child,” she says. “I remember regular visits to the library, getting stacks of books to read.” She still has a notebook of stories that she wrote when she was in grade four. She believes that reading a lot is the key to becoming a good writer. In the early 1970s Kathy attended university while teaching elementary school. In 1981, she took a course called “How to write and get published.” The titles she has published in the years since range from picture books to young adult novels, from historical fiction chapter books to short stories in the horror genre. 2008 sees the publication of her first brand-new picture book in sixteen years! Kathy enjoys visiting schools across Canada, and especially talking with fellow writers. In 1987 she traveled to England as part of an exchange of Canadian and British children’s authors. She has helped students across Canada pursue their own creative projects through the Writers in Electronic Residence program, and in many communities has conducted writing workshops for children and for adults. When she’s not busy writing or reading, Kathy is a self-proclaimed jigsaw puzzle addict. Her children now grown, she lives with her partner, editor Peter Carver, in a hamlet not far from Guelph, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

"Stinson does a superb job in allowing readers to observe a wide range of feelings as experienced through her characters....The consistency in Stinson's writing makes readers feel a part of the neighbourhood rather than outside observers. The dynamics of friendships and their complexities are a dominant feature. Stinson shows how everyone can experience feelings of jealousy and animosity towards others, but she shows how things can get resolved."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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