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Spooks and Scooters

Written by Elen Caldecott

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Spooks and Scooters Review

Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks

Starring a group of resourceful, quick-thinking children, the Marsh Road Mysteries are the Famous Five thoroughly updated for the 21st century. This is book three in the series (there’s no need to read them in order) and twins Flora and Sylvie take centre stage. They are very disappointed when their dad cancels a holiday to Tenerife at the last minute, but the reason is shocking: someone has stolen blueprints for his latest invention and his job and beloved company are at risk. Of course, the kids decide to investigate and a pacey adventure follows. Though storytelling of this kind has to have a fantasy element the books are firmly grounded in the real world, making them particularly satisfying for young readers.

Fans of mystery and adventure will also enjoy Helen Moss’s Adventure Island series and Lauren St John’s Laura Marlin Mysteries. ~ Andrea Reece

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Spooks and Scooters Synopsis

Meet Piotr, Minnie, Andrew, Flora and Sylvie - true friends and even better mystery-solvers! Flora and Sylvie are going on the holiday of a lifetime with their dad. But - WHAT? - Dad cancels the trip only hours before the flight because - OH MY GOODNESS - someone has stolen precious blueprints of Dad's latest invention: an amazing new scooter. But who? And why? Time to call on the only five people who can possibly solve the crime!

Also available in The Marsh Road Mysteries series:

Diamonds and Daggers

Crowns and Codebreakers

Look out for Cats and Curses in August 2016.

Spooks and Scooters Press Reviews

'Ordinary children tackle some quite extraordinary mysteries in Elen Caldecott's Marsh Road series. These lively, warm-hearted stories of family, friends and adventure are a real delight'  Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow

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ISBN: 9781408852736
Publication date: 11/02/2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408852736
Publication date: 11th February 2016
Author: Elen Caldecott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About Elen Caldecott

Elen Caldecott graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University and was highly commended in the PFD Prize for Most Promising Writer for Young People. Before becoming a writer, she was an archaeologist, a nurse, a theatre usher and a museum security guard. Elen's debut novel, How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant, was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Prize and longlisted for the 2010 Carnegie Award.

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