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April 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2018
A deliciously exciting story with a great boarding school setting which weaves together reading and mystery in a most engaging way. Exclusive St Rita’s girls’ boarding looks like a very ordinary place. But when new girl Daphne arrives she finds that nothing is quite what it seems. Things are especially odd in the library! Can Daphne get to the bottom of what is going on? Dave Shelton’s illustrations capture the spirit of the story perfectly. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for April 2018
The Grotlyn by Benji Davies
The Book Case: An Emily Lime Mystery by Dave Shelton
Lady Mary by Lucy Worsley
The Wardrobe Monster by Bryony Thomson
The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond
You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed
Daphne is off to St Rita's, an exclusive girls' boarding school. It sounds awfully respectable and Daphne herself is awfully respectable too. She loves to read, and is delighted to be offered the chance to interview for Librarian's assistant's assistant immediately upon arrival. But it turns out nothing is quite what you'd expect at St Rita's - you can't trust a padlock if the fourth graders are around, the floor has holes from cannonballs, the smell in the dining room is disgustingly foul, and Daphne discovers the librarian doesn't really exist. But there is a librarian's assistant, Emily Lime. And she's really a crime-solving genius, who's looking for a new assistant of her own. And booksmart Daphne is just the girl for the job, because mystery and intrigue are about to strike St Rita's and Emily Lime is going to need all the help she can get...
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
Praise for Dave Shelton:
“embarking on a journey of literary precedence” – Guardian
|Publication date:||5th April 2018|
|Publisher:||David Fickling Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Dave Shelton was born and raised in Leicester (more or less) and educated at Loughborough, Cambridge and Brighton. He now lives and works in Cambridge. He has been drawing and colouring in professionally since 1990 and, as yet, has not starved to death as a result. Dave believes that there is no time of the day or night when it is inappropriate to take a bath or to eat breakfast. He likes crosswords, comics and cricket and has never owned a dog. Do not, under any circumstances, allow him to talk to you about pens.More About Dave Shelton