Fans of Clarice Bean, DORK DIARIES and Tom Gates will love this sixth title in the series about young detective Mariella Mystery - there's no mystery too mysterious, no problem too perplexing!
The SIXth novel from the MacMillan Prize for Picture Book Illustration's winner Kate Pankhurst. The perfect book for 7-9 yr olds who love funny stories with quirky illustrations like DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, the DORK DIARIES and CLARICE BEAN.
Mariella Mystery (That's me!) - totally amazing girl detective, aged nine and a bit. Able to solve the most mysterious mysteries and perplexing problems, even before breakfast.
There's a catnapping epidemic in Puddleford! More moggies are going missing every day, and Mariella and the Mystery Girls are determined to discover what's going on. When trusty feline sidekick Watson becomes the latest pet to be lured away, the situation becomes truly desperate. Can Mariella uncover the truth... before it's too late?
Pankhurst puts her own fun, tongue-in-cheek spin on the conventions of the detective story to create a lively and enjoyable story that young readers will find irresistible - BOOKTRUST on The Ghostly Guinea Pig
Wittily told in words and pictures, Mariella Mystery, a totally amazing nine-year-old detective, sets about following clues in an entertaining and action-packed adventure. No mystery is too complex for Mariella - LOVE READING4KIDS on The Ghostly Guinea Pig
THE GHOSTLY GUINEA PIG is ... fast-paced and humorous and keeps readers guessing right until the end - WONDROUS READS on The Ghostly Guinea Pig
Little girls will love this book - AMAZON
It was really good! It was a thrilling, exciting and tense novel! ... I will definitely recommend it to my friends ... The detective tips were very handy as you never know when you might need them. My favourite character is Mariella because she is cool, daring and prepared to disagree with her friends! - STORY STARS REVIEWERS
I liked it when I opened it and found out it was set out like a notebook. I loved all the little doodles ... I couldn't put the book down, I just kept reading and reading because it was funny and interesting and I wanted to solve the mystery. I wish I was a detective. I want to read more of Mariella's mysteries. I am going to tell all my friends about it - STORY STARS REVIEWERS
When I was reading, I could not stop. When I was reading it at bedtime I tried to find a bit that was not exciting but I could not find one so I did not want to stop. I liked this book because it was very mysterious and exciting. I would recommend it to my friends - STORY STARS REVIEWERS
Since graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, Kate Pankhurst has worked as an illustrator. She works regularly in primary and secondary schools running sessions linked to illustration and writing and as part of Creatives, a company specialising in high quality arts experiences for children and young people. Kate has previously illustrated both picture books and fiction for a variety of publishers. Kate was the recipient of the MACMILLAN PRIZE FOR PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION in 2002. Kate lives and works in Leeds.
Visit her website http://www.katepankhurst.com/ and follow her on Twitter @KateisDrawing