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In a nutshell: gang of three have hi-jinks in their very own clubhouse | Cass is super-excited when she and her best friends decide to form a secret club, and even happier when they find the perfect place to build a fort. Now they have their very own clubhouse she has somewhere to escape from her annoying baby brother and sister, and somewhere to develop her aims for the gang, which include investigating mysteries, solving crimes, starting small businesses and other similarly exciting stuff! Cass is a real force of nature, lively, impulsive, never short of ideas or the nerve and determination to make them happen. The adventures she gets up to with Nicholas and Lex make great reading, and there’s a special role too for Lex’s equally enterprising granny; as much fun as having your own gang and clubhouse.
A Piece of Passion from Editor Helen Carr : I really enjoyed working on The Clubhouse Mystery, the first in the Cass and the Bubble Street Gang series. It’s always great to see a new series develop, as characters and settings are introduced, and in feisty Cass Okara, Erika McGann has created a really funny, lovable heroine with a distinctive voice. Cass is confident and unsquashable, and along with her friends, Lex and Nicholas, determined to have adventures, solve mysteries and generally live life to the full. Another really enjoyable aspect of the series was watching Erika’s characters come to life on the page in Vince Reid’s witty illustrations. I’m delighted with how the book came together and hope that Cass will find loads of fans when the book is released.
Cass and her best friends, Lex and Nicholas, are the Bubble Street Gang! They investigate crimes, solve mysteries and have brilliant adventures. They've even got their own secret clubhouse.
After the annoying baby twins demolish the fort Cass has built in the sitting room, she has the great idea of building a proper fort - outdoors - that can be the Bubble Street Gang's clubhouse. Lex's granny suggests the perfect spot at the back of Mr McCall's field and Cass and the gang get to work.
The gang settle in quickly and begin planning their next adventure, when they realise someone is using the clubhouse when they're not there. Stuff moves around, cookie crumbs are left behind and the door is left open. Join Cass and the Bubble Street Gang as they investigate The Clubhouse Mystery.
Perfect for younger readers who are confidently reading alone, this traditional-style mystery story is great fun, enhanced by the lively illustrative material -- Parents in Touch
Erika McGann's new series is as lively and quick-witted as its central character Cass Okara, founder of the Bubble Street Gang ... Cass is exactly the kind of person you'd want leading your gang or as a friend. She has the best ideas, is very funny indeed and never lets anything get her down. This is a hugely entertaining read, full of the kind of adventure that all children could see themselves having, and featuring a great cast of interesting characters. Nice to see too that it's not just youngsters who get up to mischief with their friends ... There's a great deal of fun and action packed into a short extent, and the chatty, direct voice McGann gives Cass keeps the pages turning nicely. Illustrations by Vince Reid add to the appeal... it's a feel good read full of nostalgia of my own childhood clubhouse -- Nayu's Reading Corner
Erika McGann's mystery moves at a swift pace and has enough action and laughs to keep a young reader engaged ... the illustrations by Vince Reid are playful and enhance the narrative by capturing the relative scene beautifully InTouch Magazine
full of fun, adventure and friendship Evening Echo
lively and funny ... witty and appealing, peopled by characters who jump off the page ... Erika McGann's strong ear for dialogue makes for utterly believable children, and Vince Reid's expressive and witty illustrations do justice to the sharp and humourous text ... a lovely introduction which will have its young readers eagerly awaiting the next adventure Inis Magazine
|Publication date:||27th February 2017|
|Publisher:||O'Brien Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
The World Book Day Ireland 2015 Author Erika McGann was the winner of the Waverton Good Read Children's Prize 2014 for The Demon Notebook, the first in her magical series about Grace and her four friends. She lives in Dublin in her own secret clubhouse (which is actually an apartment) and spends her time solving mysteries and having brilliant adventures (well, she writes about them anyway). She likes cold weather (because it’s an excuse to drink hot chocolate by the gallon) and cheesy jokes (because cheesy jokes are always funny, even when they’re not funny). Author photo&...More About Erika McGann
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