Monday, February 12, 2007

Fiction: Half Moon Investigations

Eoin Colfer has created another spunky, brainy protagonist in 12 year old Fletcher Moon. Just like Artemis Fowl, Fletcher is smart...and proud of it. Ever since he passed his interenet Private Detective course, Fletcher has been solving schoolyard crimes and flashing his genuine Private Detective badge at anyone who will look.

But when super all-in-pink girly-girl April Devereux hires him to find a lock of a pop star's hair that she claims was stolen by one of the Sharkeys-a family of well-known criminals-everything starts going wrong for Fletcher. His precious badge is taken, he finds a single huge footprint at every crime scene, and he's picked up by the local police for arson when the Devereux playhouse burns down. When Fletcher goes on the run, who becomes his number-one ally? Young Red Sharkey.

This very funny book is a fast paced and hard boiled mystery that will keep Artemis Fowl fans laughing and guessing all the way to the end.


Grades 5-9

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Fiction: The Tale of Despereaux

This wonderful novel tells the story of a small mouse, a young princess, and a bitter rat named Roscuro. Despereaux is a mouse who is born so small, and with such huge ears, that his parents think he will never live. However, he becomes the hero of this book when he falls in love with the Princess Pea, and sets off to rescue her when she is taken prisoner in the deepest, darkest corner of the dungeon.

For all readers who have are secret dreamers, who love tales of heroes and knights, and who wish in their hearts for happy endings, this sweet and fantastic tale will beg to be read over and over again.


Grades 4-9

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