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The Puzzle of the Pretty Pink Handkerchief

Illustrated by Salvatore Murdocca

About The Book

Todd's ears are so clogged up he can't hear, but he doesn't want to miss school. His teacher, the ex-spy Mr. Merlin, is sure to have secret codes for the class to figure out and a new mystery for them to solve.
But the mystery turns out to be in Todd's own backyard. Someone's been in his tree house and left a pretty yucky clue. It's another case for Mr. Merlin's police scientist friend, Dr. Smiley!

About The Author

George Stanley was a Professor of African and Middle-Eastern Languages and Linguistics at Cameron University. In between prepping class lectures and grading papers, he found the time to write for children. He was also the author of Night Fires and the Third-Grade Detectives series.

About The Illustrator

Salvatore Murdocca has illustrated more than 200 children’s trade and textbooks. He is also a librettist for children’s opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, bicyclist, and a teacher of children’s illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (October 1, 2000)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689822322
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Ages: 6 - 9

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