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Ada Lace, on the Case
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About The Book
Ada Lace—third-grade scientist and inventor extraordinaire—has discovered something awful: her neighbor’s beloved Yorkie has been dognapped!
With the assistance of a quirky neighbor named Nina (who is convinced an alien took the doggie) and her ever-growing collection of gadgets, Ada sets out to find the wrongdoer. As their investigation becomes more and more mysterious, Ada and Nina grow closer, proving that opposites do, in fact, attract.
About The Illustrator
Renée Kurilla is an illustrator of many books for kids, including Orangutanka: A Story in Poems by Margarita Engle, The Owls of Blossom Wood series by Catherine Coe, and the Ada Lace Adventure series by Emily Calandrelli. She has written a few books as well, including the picture book One Springy, Singy Day and the graphic novel The Flower Garden. She currently lives in Bellingham, Massachusetts, with her illustrator husband Keith Zoo, their six-year-old daughter Zoey, and Yoshi the fish. Visit her at Kurillastration.com.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 29, 2017)
- Length: 128 pages
- ISBN13: 9781481486002
- Grades: 1 - 5
- Ages: 6 - 10
- Lexile ® 590L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Raves and Reviews
"Ada will be a welcome addition to the small circle of science-loving girls in the chapter-book world."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Calandrelli smoothly incorporates numerous references to scientific principles (such as Occam’s Razor) into the story, and the banter between Ada and Nina keeps things moving briskly."
– Publishers Weekly
Awards and Honors
- Kansas NEA Reading Circle List Intermediate Title
- Wisconsin State Reading Association's Reading List
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- Author Photo (jpg): Emily Calandrelli Photograph (c) 2022 by Morgan Demeter(0.1 MB)
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