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Anisha, Accidental Detective: Granny Trouble

Written by Serena Patel

Illustrated by Emma McCann

Part of the Anisha, Accidental Detective Series

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Anisha, Accidental Detective: Granny Trouble Review

Crime / Mystery Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Funny

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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Anisha, Accidental Detective: Granny Trouble Synopsis

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.

Anisha, Accidental Detective: Granny Trouble Reader Reviews

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

Frankie Dumville (Age 9 )

This hilarious book should be read by fans of Tom Gates, Planet Omar and Cookie. Full review

Amatullah Khatun (Age 11)

This book kept me guessing till the end! Full review

Sabrina (Age 9)

Super funny and really enjoyable! Full review

Aidan Jones (Age 9)

Another great Anisha story full of mystery. Perfect for anyone who has or hasn't read any of the books. It has you hooked from start to finish! Pick it up and enjoy. Full review

Angelito Francisco (Age 10)

Anisha, Accidental Detective: Granny Trouble Press Reviews

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

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ISBN: 9781474959544
Publication date: 08/07/2021
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474959544
Publication date: 8th July 2021
Author: Serena Patel
Illustrator: Emma McCann
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Family / Home Stories, Funny
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, Reviewed by Children
Collections: Summer Reading 2021, Summer Reading 2021, Celebrate Grandparents Day with 40 great books featuring the older generation,

About Serena Patel

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.

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