Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor
About the BookTitle: Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor | Author: Julie Anne Grasso | Illustrators: David Blackwell & Samantha Yallope | Publication Date: July 10, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 75 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12
Summary: When his cousin Kat disappears from Enderby Manor, Frankie Dupont jumps on the scene, only to find bumbling Inspector Cluesome beat him to it. Cluesome thinks Kat simply wandered off. Frankie isn’t buying it.
He follows the evidence to conniving concierge, a six fingered chef, a talking parrot, and a shifty dwarf. Quite frankly, none of them are making any sense until Frankie discovers, Kat’s time is running out.
An exciting new illustrated mystery series for ages 8-12.
Early Buzz About the Book
“In a perfect mystery story for children, Frankie’s investigation and Kat’s disappearance make for an exciting and engaging read for children. The simple theme, endearing characters and the interesting happenings create a heart-warming mystery that will keep kids glued to the story. The illustrations in the book give the characters a personality and help in giving life and movement to the scenes. The varied characters that Frankie runs into while on his investigative mission are all colorful and have been well portrayed. It is definitely a book that kids will enjoy. What a great story.” ~ 5 Star Mamta Madhavan, Readers’ Favorite
“This Frankie Dupont mystery is very clever and has clues that won’t seem to add up until the end of the book, making it a suspenseful read for children. This book would be great for higher thinking skills discussions in the classroom. Even after finishing the story, I found myself thinking about how it all worked together and realized how a few more clues added to the solution. Well developed characters! Engaging! Fun!” ~ 5 Star Review, Carolyn W., Amazon
“Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor is an excellent read. It’s bursting with suspense, has several quirky and interesting characters and a unique comic style, likely to impress young readers. I didn’t want to put this book down and look forward to more Frankie Dupont adventures.” ~ 5 Star Review, Jody, Amazon
About the Author: Julie Anne GrassoWith a background in paediatric nursing, Julie Anne Grasso spent many years literally wrapping children in cotton wool. Every day she witnessed great courage and resilience from the tiny people she cared for, which inspired her to write stories to encourage and entertain them.
She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Danny and their little girl, Giselle.
***My Personal Review***
Oh this book made me laugh! I loved Frankie and even loved Inspector Cluesome which perfectly states the nature of his character LOL :) Frankie makes an awesome young detective, very good at it and even when he is "thwarted" he bounces back and doesn't let it ruin his investigation! And he was always so dedicated to his pursuit, it meant the world to him to solve the case. Evelyn and her cupcakes were a really neat part of the book, I loved how Frankie related to her and I won't spoil the ending but he meant a lot more to her than the reader ever would have imagined :) Great YA read for about middle grades, short and yet full of excitement and fun! The Gecko Poo just cracked me up! That and Con-See-Urge. You cannot read this without it putting a great big smile on your face and finding it a great fun read!
***I received a complimentary copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review***