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Tree Soup: A Stanley Wells Mystery

Written by Joel Stewart

Tree Soup: A Stanley Wells Mystery Synopsis

Stanley Wells is an ordinary boy, who happens to be quite curious. His friends are the mysterious Dr Moon and his canine companion Morcambe. Together they seem to stumble upon strange happenings and trip over mysteries that just need solving... Stanley is sleeping in the caravan at the bottom of the garden of his new house. He awakes at the sound of an odd whooooomphing noise and goes to investigate. There appear to be new trees in the garden... very odd. And now his mum and the twins are missing - could these things be connected. And what about Jim, the old man who lives in the woods with his parrot telling tales of the sea? Could he be involved somehow. Dr Moon is the only person who can help Stanley with this puzzle and luckily he's on his way...

Tree Soup: A Stanley Wells Mystery Press Reviews

This is a fast-moving story which made me laugh. It also has good illustrations by the author * Independent * A most attractively produced book. The illustrations wander over the page and assist the reader to progress with increasing confidence through the book * Carousel * An ingenious mystery involving tins of soup - or are they? . . . This quirky story is beautifully illustrated and will appeal to children of seven and above * Daily Telegraph * Beautifully atmospheric, the trees whispering and waving in the golden and green light, with lively, eccentric illustrations of a cheeky-looking, rotund Stanley and the bizarre Dr Moon, this has the feel of a classic children's tale, whilst having its own ebullient originality * Literary Review * Stanley's adventures are thoroughly absorbing and enjoyable, and the sympathetic illustrations will encourage slightly less confident readers * The School Librarian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780440867173
Publication date: 3rd February 2011
Author: Joel Stewart
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages

About Joel Stewart

Joel Stewart was brought up in a commune in the wilds of Yorkshire. From an early age he was knocked sideways by stories, and invariably lay on the floor drawing pictures to recover. Later, in the year 2000, he graduated with a first class degree in Illustration from Falmouth College of Art. Ever since graduating (and slightly before) he has been writing and drawing for a living, and has recently moved into animation design and directing for television (while not forgetting books!). He also plays a variety of musical instruments and lives with them and some fish in London.

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