Doug Cushman The Mystery of King Karfu

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The Mystery of King Karfu

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Meet the world's greatest detective, Seymour Sleuth. Follow along in his fascinating casebook as he travels to Egypt to investigate the case of the missing Stone Chicken. If he can find the Chicken, he may be able to find the Lost Treasure of the ancient pharoah, King Karfu. Readers uncover clues, interview the suspects, and even decode the secret code right alongside this daring detective to discover the tasy treasure. Full color.

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About the Author:

In addition to the first book about Inspector Hopper, Doug Cushman is the creator of many other wonderful mysteries for children. These include Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery and three more books featuring the great anteater detective, as well as The Mystery of King Karfu, starring the amazing Seymour Sleuth. Mr. Cushman solves his own mysteries in northern California.

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PreSchool-Grade 3. Wombat Seymour Sleuth joins the ranks of Detective Mole, Glenda Feathers, and other entertaining animal detectives. Seymour and his mouse sidekick, Abbott Muggs, are called to Egypt to find a stolen chicken. After identifying three suspects, the sleuths discover a crucial clue and nab the thief. Designed as a detective's casebook, each page of this inventive story looks like a well-used yellow tablet, complete with coffee-cup stains and ink smudges. The illustrations look like photographs in the notebook. Also "pasted" onto the pages are items of varied significance to the investigation: postcards, maps, the detectives' visas, a receipt for a camel rental, and assorted clues that Seymour collects. The animal characters are expressive and engaging and many of the items in the casebook add humor, including a red fish (a herring, of course) that could be a clue. The narration consists of the detective's own hand-written notes. The notebook format actually gives readers a clear and insightful look at how a detective puts evidence together. The "Notes on the Clues" lead neatly to "Notes on the Suspects," showing how the criminal is finally identified. With a clue-filled plot, plenty of humor, and an innovative presentation, this offering is sure to prompt requests for more mysteries from Seymour Sleuth's casebook.?Steven Engelfried, West Linn Public Library, OR
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