The Ghostly Guinea Pig by Kate Pankhurst
  

The Ghostly Guinea Pig

Written by Kate Pankhurst
Part of the Mariella Mystery Series

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April 2013 Book of the Month Wittily told in words and pictures, Mariella Mystery, a totally amazing nine year detective, sets about following clues in an entertaining and action packed adventure. No mystery is too complex for Mariella...and this time, she is on the trail of a ghostly guinea pig. When Miss Crumble says she thinks she has seen the ghost of her beloved guinea pig Mr Darcy, Mariella Mystery gets straight down to work following all the most likely (and some unlikely!) clues.

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The Ghostly Guinea Pig by Kate Pankhurst

Mariella Mystery (That's me!) - totally amazing girl detective, aged 9 and a bit. Able to solve the most mysterious mysteries and perplexing problems, even before breakfast. When their teacher Miss Crumble spots the ghost of her pet guinea pig, Mr Darcy, in her back garden, she doesn't know what to think. But Mariella knows it's up to her and her fellow Mystery Girls to get to the bottom of The Case of the Ghostly Guinea Pig.

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Wittily told in words and pictures, Mariella Mystery, a totally amazing nine year detective, sets about following clues in an entertaining and action packed adventure. * LOVEREADING * Illustrated throughout with Kate Pankhurst's quirky, charismatic artwork, and containing lots of tips for aspiring young sleuths, covering everything from setting up your own detective headquarters to undercover surveillance, the first book in the Mariella Mystery series is perfect for children who are beginning to develop confidence with chapter books. Pankhurst puts her own fun, tongue-in-cheek spin on the coventions of the detective story to create a lively and enjoyable story that young readers will find irresistible. * BOOKTRUST * the stories are ideal for building stamina in newly independent readers. * BOOKS FOR KEEPS * Its a quick read and a bit of fun. * THE GUARDIAN *

About the Author

Kate Pankhurst

Since graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, Kate Pankhurst has worked as an illustrator. She works regularly in primary and secondary schools running sessions linked to illustration and writing and as part of Creatives, a company specialising in high quality arts experiences for children and young people. Kate has previously illustrated both picture books and fiction for a variety of publishers. Kate was the recipient of the MACMILLAN PRIZE FOR PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION in 2002. Kate lives and works in Leeds.

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Paperback
176 pages

Author

Kate Pankhurst
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Publisher

Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

4th April 2013

ISBN

9781444008883

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