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Space Detectives: Cosmic Pet Puzzle

Written by Mark Powers

Illustrated by Dapo Adeola

Part of the Space Detectives Series

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Space Detectives: Cosmic Pet Puzzle Review

Adventure Stories Crime / Mystery Featured Books for 7+ readers Science Fiction

A puzzling new case for your favourite junior space detectives

Best friends Connor and Ethan are back with a new case: someone – or something – has taken young Alfie’s adorable must-have new Synthpet, Smurble. Can our junior space detectives track down missing Smurble and keep their demanding new client onside? If they don’t, it’s a one-way trip to the Detention Swamps of Pluto for Connor …

Their efforts bring them up against trash piranhas, see them hitch a ride on a Venusian racing newt and help them realise some important things about friendship.

It’s another funny, fast-paced adventure in a setting where anything is possible. As far out as the action gets, Dapo Adeola is there to meet it with his fantastically lively black and white illustrations. Great fun!

Andrea Reece

Space Detectives: Cosmic Pet Puzzle Synopsis

Grown an extra head and don't know why? Pocket money stolen by a green blob? Lost your peculiar pet? You need the Space Detectives!

What seems like a simple case of a missing pet soon has the Space Detectives completely bamboozled! This is no ordinary pet - it's a synthpet, where owners mix in different animals to make a totally unique one-of-a-kind pet.

The missing pet has the body and legs of a cat, a duck's bill, long rabbit-like ears and the scaly tail of a crocodile. A creature like that should be easy to spot, right? Not on Starville, the universe's biggest space station where every inhabitant looks different - it's like looking for a star in a galaxy. Where should our heroes Connor and Ethan even begin?

Another out-of-this-world adventure awaits!

Space Detectives: Cosmic Pet Puzzle Press Reviews

Praise for Space Detective;

Immensely, cheerily silly - Guardian

'A thunderously good read, so funny and action packed. Children are going to love it!' - Serena Patel, author of Anisha, Accidental Detective

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ISBN: 9781526603210
Publication date: 12/05/2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526603210
Publication date: 12th May 2022
Author: Mark Powers
Illustrator: Dapo Adeola
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Crime / Mystery, Science Fiction
Collections: Brilliant Children's Books to Read this Summer,

About Mark Powers

Mark Powers has been making up ridiculous stories since primary school and is slightly shocked to find that people now pay him to do it. As a child he always daydreamed that his teddy bear went off on top secret missions when he was at school, so a team of toys recruited as spies seemed a great idea for a story. He grew up in north Wales and now lives in Manchester. His favourite animals are the binturong, the aye-aye and the dodo.

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