The Black Cat Detectives

ISBN 13: 9781847802262

The Black Cat Detectives

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Something suspicious is going on in Cinnamon Grove...Auntie Urooj, world-famous beetle expert, is lonely and Ramzi and his friend Shaima Stalk think they have the perfect solution - a suitor from Truly Deeply Muslims online marriage agency! But smooth-talking Rasheed is not all he seems. He cheats at Monopoly, for a start...It's time for the Black Cat Detectives to do some serious sleuthing! But can they rescue Auntie Urooj and her Long-Horned Capricorn Beetle before it's too late? A funny exciting mystery story from the author of A Hen in the Wardrobe.

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WENDY MEDDOUR has been lecturing and teaching at Oxford University for the last eight years, but is now writing full-time as well as painting and illustrating. She is married to an Algerian mathematician and lives in Wiltshire. Her other title in the Cinammon Grove series is The Hen in the Wardrobe.

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'Wendy Meddour's previous book won a prize for writing which improves relations between the races, and this book continues that invaluable work, as well as being an excellent read for those who are just beginning their solo reading careers.' Carousel 'a highly entertaining, funny story' 'what multicultural writing for children should be' 'warm, satisfying and intelligent' School Librarian 'Set against a British Muslim background, this is a fast-paced, funny sleuthing adventure, which young readers will find hard to put down. Both accessible and entertaining.' Booktrust Entertaining dialogue and plenty of touches of humour make this a good read. Parents in Touch This book is most welcome, not only for its Muslim characters of whom there are far too few in contemporary children's books set in Britain, but also for the way it promotes values in which learning and academic achievement are highly prized. Most importantly, it is also an entertaining read. Books for Keeps

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