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ANA GALLO is the author of numerous books for children and adults. She lives in Spain.
This book offers a fun and quirky introduction to famous artists, writers and scientists, via their pets. We learn a great deal about Sigmund Freud for example through the story of his beloved chow chow Jofi, who was present in his owner’s famous treatment rooms for seven years. Similarly, it’s much easier to identify with Isaac Newton once you know about his little dog, Diamond, or Henri Matisse as you learn about his cats Minouche, Coussi and la Puce. Some of the pets of course are interesting in their own right too – the crocodiles Dorothy Parker kept in her bath, or Charles Dickens’ talking raven Grip, who stars in Barnaby Rudge and also inspired Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven. There are full page illustrations of each pet and owner and opposite a page of lively, accessible information about the pair and their relationship. Unusual, handsomely illustrated and inspiring.
Welcome to the world of Sleuth & Solve: History, a collection of 20 clever mysteries where the clues are in the details and crafty twists put readers' wits to the test. These mind-bending mini-mysteries transpire across eras and civilizations, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to the French Revolution and beyond. Sleuth & Solve encourages readers of all ages to practice deduction, inference, and logical reasoning to crack each case-and develop critical thinking skills at the same time. * A history-themed collection of interactive, inference-based mysteries * Makes a perfect gift for puzzle lovers and super-sleuths of every age * Requires keen observation, strong logic, and lots of creative thinking Read the clues, work on solving them, and then lift the flap to reveal the answer to each mystery. Readers may play alone or with friends, collecting points for cracking each case and determining whose sleuthing skills reign supreme. * A wonderful gift for fans of brain teasers and puzzles, mystery aficionados, parents and educators looking for a read-together book that encourages critical thinking * The perfect mix of challenging logic puzzles and quick entertainment * Perfect for children ages 8 to 12 years old * Great for teachers and librarians seeking a book that even the most reluctant readerscan't resist * Add it to the shelf with books like Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol, The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner, and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.>
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