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Written by Barbara Mitchelhill

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Part of the No. 1 Boy Detective Series

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In a nutshell: comic mishaps and triumphs of a schoolboy detective 

Damian Drooth, self-proclaimed boy detective, is off with his mum to Green Park Holiday Village. Mum is standing in for the chef, who’s ill, and Damian can have a holiday – or at least that’s what Mum suggests. Fat chance! As soon as he hears that kids’ bikes are going missing, Damian is on the case and determined to track down the culprit, no matter what. As ever, he causes complete chaos without even really trying, but manages too to apprehend the thief.  It’s another funny, satisfying story in an excellent series and is absolutely perfect for newly independent readers.  ~ Andrea Reece

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Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! Damian's amazing detective skills are called on when rich boy Calvin Baggington has his super-expensive bike stolen at the Holiday Village. With a brilliant and cunning plan, Damian hopes to solve the crime in style - but not before the Holiday Village is thrown into chaos!

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Madcap, cartoon-sketch humour  TES

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ISBN: 9781783446681
Publication date: 01/03/2018
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783446681
Publication date: 1st March 2018
Author: Barbara Mitchelhill
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Humorous
Other Categories: Early Readers

About Barbara Mitchelhill

Barbara Mitchelhill was born in Rochdale and trained as a teacher. While she was teaching, she began writing for BBC children's TV and went on to write for educational publishers, before writing novels for children. She makes school visits all over the country, and enjoys appearing at literary festivals and talking to teachers and librarians, some as far away as the Caribbean. Her hobbies include reading, theatre, music, gardening and walking her border terrier, Ella. She lives in Staffordshire and has two grown-up daughters and four grandchildren.  

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