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The Artsy Mistake Mystery
The Great Mistake Mysteries
By (author): Sylvia McNicoll
9781459738805 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Golden Horseshoe Aug 05, 2017
$8.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0.53 in | 160 gr 208 pages Dundurn
Dewey Divas and the Dudes Fall 2017 pick 2017, Commended Best Books for Kids & Teens, Spring 2018 2018, Winner
They say he’s been stealing art. But is Attila being framed?

Outdoor art is disappearing all over the neighbourhood! From elaborate Halloween decorations to the Stream of Dreams fish display across the fence at Stephen and Renée’s school, it seems no art is safe. Renée’s brother, Attila, has been cursing those model fish since he first had to make them as part of his community service. So everyone thinks Attila is behind it when they disappear. But, grumpy teen though he is, Attila can do no wrong in Renée’s eyes, so she enlists Stephen’s help to catch the real criminal.

  • Book two in the Great Mistake Mysteries trilogy, where an anxious young sleuth tries to protect his favourite animals and his friends
  • A mystery with no violence, featuring a male protagonist with strong, smart girl sidekick, where sleuth helps someone who’s been unfairly blamed
  • Fast-paced, easy read for middle-graders, short at 30,000 words
  • By the author of the Bringing Up Beauty series
  • Author’s books have won the Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award and been nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award in the YA category and the Rocky Mountain Book Award, as well as the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice award, the Saskatchewan Snowy Willow, Resource Links “One of the Year’s Best”, and an OLA Best Bet

Sylvia McNicoll is the author of over thirty novels. Bringing Up Beauty, her guide dog story, won the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Award, launching her to international success. Crush.Candy.Corpse was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Young Adult Crime Book award and Revenge on the Fly for the Rocky Mountain Book Award. Sylvia lives in Burlington, Ontario.

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McNicoll has written a lot of good books; these two are another pair for that list. - Canadian Materials

This heartwarming read for canine, art, and mystery lovers is a solid supplemental purchase for middle grade collections. - School Library Journal

The fact that this award-winning Burlington, Ontario author has published more than 30 books provides a clue as to the quality of the second in the “Great Mistake Mystery Series.” - City Parent

The Artsy Mistake Mystery takes the element of complex mystery from The Best Mistake Mystery, and overlays it with the theme of art, which makes for a mystery that readers will enjoy solving. - Resource Links

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