Broken into three short stories of poetry and petty crime, this charming chapter book will have young readers in search of a rhyme in no time. Book 1 in the Marty Frye series!
Marty Frye is not your ordinary sleuth. Marty Frye is a poet detective--he makes up rhymes as he solves small crimes. When his friend Emma's diary is missing, Marty is on the case. When Katie's flour is nowhere to be found, Marty tracks it down. And when the brand-new Action Chuck figures mysteriously vanish from the toy store, Marty unravels the mystery. Will there ever be a case too hard for Marty to solve? Or a word too impossible to rhyme?
Broken into three short stories of poetry and petty crime, this charming chapter book will have young readers in search of a rhyme in no time.
A Christy Ottaviano Book
Janet Tashjian is a middle-grade and young adult novelist who’s been writing books for children for over two decades. Her first novelTru Confessions was made into a critically acclaimed Disney TV movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf.The Gospel According to Larry series is a cult favorite andFault Lineis taught in many middle and high schools. Her bestselling My Life As a Book series is illustrated by her son, Jake. They also collaborated on the Einstein the Class Hamster series.
Janet collaborated with fellow Macmillan author Laurie Keller on the chapter book series Marty Frye, Private Eye. Janet currently lives in Los Angeles and made her new home city the setting of the Sticker Girl series, which details the adventures of Martina who overcomes being shy with the help of her magical stickers that come to life.
"The cadence of Marty's rhyming dialogue is somewhat infectious, and hasthe added benefit of helping young readers tackle unfamiliar (but rhyming)words. . . . A fun and bouncy young kids' book, that's sure to appeal with its big kids' look."--Kirkus Reviews
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