The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard by Gillian Cross
  

The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard

Written by Gillian Cross
Illustrated by Peter Cottrill

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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ The best-selling author of The Demon Headmaster tackles mystery and sleuthing in this exciting story about a missing dad. Annie’s dad is a Crime Buster; he is always following clues and solving mysteries. But when he goes missing himself after the visit of two strange and very rude men, Annie has to take on the role. Teaming up with her two good friends Ruth and Matt, Annie sets out to find out what the two men were up to and where her dad can be.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Synopsis

The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard by Gillian Cross

Annie's dad is a private investigator. She's used to mysterious things going on, but when a string of visitors come to her dad's office, it results in the most mysterious event of all - her dad has disappeared! Annie knows something is wrong and she enlists the help of her friends Matt and Ruth to follow a trail of very sticky clues...

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

About the Author

Gillian Cross

Gillian Cross has won numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award (now the Costa), and the Smarties Prize.

Gillian Cross has been writing children’s books for over thirty years. Before that, she took English degrees at Oxford and Sussex Universities, and had various jobs including working in a village bakery and being an assistant to a Member of Parliament. She won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf, the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award for The Great Elephant Chase; and the Little Rebels Award for After Tomorrow.

Read more about Gillian Cross and a Q&A with the author here.

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Paperback
64 pages

Author

Gillian Cross
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Author's Website

www.gillian-cross.co.uk/mai...

Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th March 2014

ISBN

9781781123591

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