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Written by Serena Patel
Illustrated by Emma McCann
Part of the Anisha, Accidental Detective SeriesWrite A Review
Fresh, funny, unmissable school adventures
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2021
A new hilarious adventure for the ever- engaging Anisha and her family. Life in Anisha’s family is never straightforward…This time, the whole lot of them are off to Leicester for a special festival. Luckily, Leicester is also the home of the National Space Centre which Anisha and Milo have always wanted to visit. The Mistry family journey would be a drama in itself but things get much, much more exciting when they get to Leicester and find that the famous, hugely valuable diamond that should be on display as the centre piece of the festival has gone missing. Can Anisha’s granny really be the person who stole it as the police think? Anisha needs her best detective skills to free her granny from suspicion and find the real thieves.
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Attack of the Giant Baby by David Lucas
Anisha, Accidental Detective: Granny Trouble by Serena Patel
The Cat and the Rat and the Hat by Em Lynas
Hope Jones Clears the Air by Josh Lacey
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Milo and I have been looking forward to this half-term for what feels like FOREVER - we're finally going to the National Space Centre, to meet a real-life space engineer!
My whole family wanted to tag along and visit a festival first, where this super-famous, mega-expensive diamond is on display. But guess what? The diamond has been STOLEN! And the police think MY GRANNY did it so she's in serious TROUBLE. Someone needs to prove Granny Jas is innocent, so it looks like Milo and I might need to go UNDERCOVER. It's lucky I'm Anisha, Accidental Detective!
This is the third book in a fresh and funny new detective series for 7+ readers. Follow Anisha, a STEM-loving, British Indian girl living in Birmingham with her huge, hilarious extended family - an irrepressible new best friend for boys and girls everywhere.
In addition to our Lovereading4Kids expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
Anisha went to a science fair in Leicester and a rare diamond was stolen. Anisha found the thief who was put in jail. Anisha is a magnificent detective! Full review
Praise for the Anisha Accidental Detective series;
"Perfect for younger detectives. So funny and clever and sweet." Robin Stevens
“A fabulously funny mystery” The Sunday Express
“Irresistible humour” The Guardian, Children’s Books of the Year
“Exhilirating romp” The Daily Mail
“The story surfs along on a wave of excitable prose” The Financial Times
“Spending time with Anisha’s British Indian family is chaotic, loud, and great fun” BookTrust
“Young crime lovers will snap up Serena Patel’s lively Anisha, Accidental Detective” The Observer
|Publication date:||8th July 2021|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Family / Home Stories, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks, Reviewed by Children|
|Collections:||Summer Reading 2021,|
Serena Patel is a part-time law firm training co-ordinator and mum of two. She was shortlisted for the Asian Writer Short Story Prize in 2017 and was a finalist in the Undiscovered Voices Anthology in 2018. She is also a member of the Golden Egg Academy and SCWBI. Photo credit Tania Morris.More About Serena Patel