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BIG TROUBLE: A FRIDAY BARNES MYSTERY
Author: R.A. Spratt
Illustrator: Phil Gosier

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 288
Price (Paperback): $13.99
Publication Date: January 2017
ISBN (Paperback): 9781626726376

Friday’s mother has been kidnapped . . . maybe. It’s always hard to get details out of her scientist father, but when he ends up teaching at her school, things get really crazy, especially with a Norwegian princess enrolled and a master thief stealing things all over campus. As with the two previous Friday Barnes novels, this one starts by resolving a cliff-hanger and ends with a new one. In between is a hilarious mix of silliness and mystery that will keep readers chuckling and turning pages. Spratt tosses a lot of elements into Friday’s adventures, but Friday’s matter-of-fact worldview, her spacey friend Melanie’s helpful tips about interpersonal relations, and the snarky opinions of possible love interest Ian will keep readers firmly engaged. Fans will love guessing the thief’s identity, wondering why a princess might be rusticating at Friday’s small school, and enjoying the many small mysteries that crop up daily among the students. This is another worthy addition to a must-have series for middle-grade readers. — Snow Wildsmith
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About raspratt

Author and television writer. Best known for writing the 'Friday Barnes' and 'Nanny Piggins' series.