Mysteries According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

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Lovable Humphrey is back with more classroom exploits. When popular class teacher Mrs Brisbane doesn’t arrive for school one day Humphrey is unsqueakably worried. The class are soon having a little too much fun with supply teacher Mr E and not quite enough learning but Humphrey is determined to get to the bottom of Mrs Brisbane’s mysterious disappearance. Taking inspiration from the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, Humphrey begins to search for clues. Will he discover where Mrs Brisbane has gone? And will his friend Og the Frog be the Mr Watson to his Mr Holmes? Yet another delightful tale with our funny, furry hero who brings a very unique and different view to life in the classroom ~ Shelley Fallows


Mysteries According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

When Humphrey's teacher, Mrs Brisbane, doesn't come to school, he is unsqueakably worried. Then a supply teacher, the mysterious Mr E, arrives and everything changes. Class is fun, but are Humphrey's classmates learning anything? And what had happened to their wonderful teacher? Humphrey has his paws full as he tries to gather clues to solve the mystery, and then, on Halloween, everything is revealed...

About the Author

Betty G. Birney

Betty G. Birney worked at Disneyland for many years, has written several children’s television shows and is the author of over twenty-five books, including the best-selling The World According to Humphrey, which won the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club, Friendship According to Humphrey, Trouble According to Humphrey, Surprises According to Humphrey and More Adventures According to Humphrey. Her work has won many awards, including an Emmy and three Humanitas Prizes. She lives in America with her husband.

Betty Birney on Betty Birney:

I wrote my first "book" at age seven. It was called "Teddy Bear in the Woods" and was followed by a sequel. Luckily, my parents encouraged my writing and my sister, Janet, was a great writer and role model.

I didn't just write, however. When I wasn't roller-skating (my favorite pastime), I was riding my bike, playing piano, swimming, reading, playing cards and board games or just hanging out with my friends. I loved school, but I loved vacations, too!

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176 pages


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Faber & Faber

Publication date

1st September 2016




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