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Marty Frye, Private Eye: The Case of the Stolen Poodle (Paperback)

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By Janet Tashjian, Laurie Keller (Illustrator)
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This is book number 2 in the Marty Frye, Private Eye series.


Book 2 in the Marty Frye young chapter book mystery series by bestselling author-illustrator team Janet Tashjian and Laurie Keller

In this new collection of mysteries from bestselling author-illustrator team Janet Tashjian and Laurie Keller, everyone’s favorite poet detective is back in action. When the school nurse’s equipment is stolen, Marty tracks it down. When special candy disappears from the store, Marty finds the culprit. And most importantly, when a friend's poodle goes missing, Marty comes to the rescue. But can he still manage to make up rhymes while he solves new crimes?

The poet detective continues to make up rhymes and solve new crimes, in this second book in the illustrated Marty Frye, Private Eye series for young readers.

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Titles in the Marty Frye, Private Eye series:
Marty Frye, Private Eye: The Case of the Missing Action Figure
Marty Frye, Private Eye: The Case of the Stolen Poodle

More from Janet Tashjian:

The Einstein the Class Hamster series:
Einstein the Class Hamster
Einstein the Class Hamster and the Very Real Game Show
Einstein the Class Hamster Saves the Library

The Sticker Girl series:
Sticker Girl
Sticker Girl Rules the School

The My Life series:
My Life as a Book
My Life as a Stuntboy
My Life as a Cartoonist
My Life as a Joke
My Life as a Gamer
My Life as a Ninja
My Life as a Youtuber

More from Laurie Keller:

The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut:
Arnie, the Doughnut
Invasion of the Ufonuts
The Spinny Icky Showdown

The Scrambled States of America:
The Scrambled States of America
The Scrambled States of America Talent Show

Do Unto Otters
Open Wide
Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard
Birdy's Smile Book
Fooled You!

About the Author

Janet Tashjian is a middle-grade and young adult novelist who’s been writing books for children for over two decades. Her first novel Tru Confessions was made into a critically acclaimed Disney TV movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. The Gospel According to Larry series is a cult favorite and Fault Line is taught in many middle and high schools. Her bestselling My Life As a Book series is illustrated by her son, Jake. They also collaborated on the Einstein the Class Hamster series.

Janet collaborated with fellow Macmillan author Laurie Keller on the chapter book series Marty Frye, Private Eye. Janet currently lives in Los Angeles and made her new home city the setting of the Sticker Girl series, which details the adventures of Martina who overcomes being shy with the help of her magical stickers that come to life.

Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, The Scrambled States of America, and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children’s book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Praise For…

Praise for Marty Frye, Private Eye:

"The cadence of Marty's rhyming dialogue is somewhat infectious, and has the added benefit of helping young readers tackle unfamiliar (but rhyming) words. . . . A fun and bouncy young kids' book, that's sure to appeal with its big kids' look." —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250158796
ISBN-10: 1250158796
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: June 26th, 2018
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Marty Frye, Private Eye

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“A is for Activist. Advocate. Abolitionist.  Ally. Actively Answering A call to Action. Are you an Activist?” Don’t you want to know what B stands for? This book is so awesome. It has great references that politically active parents will get a kick out of, as well as fun alliteration and bold, colorful illustrations. A go to baby shower present for me, this book is sure to raise a peace-loving, politically active baby army. Power to the babies! - Linnea