BIG TROUBLE: A FRIDAY BARNES MYSTERY
Author: R.A. Spratt
Illustrator: Phil Gosier
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
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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Thank you to everyone involved. I had a fantastic time meeting so many awesome kids and booksellers. There are now signed copies of my books at Berkelouws Bookshop Leichhardt, Better Read Than Dead in Newtown, The Children’s Bookshop in Beecroft, Dymocks Rouse Hill and the Potts Point Bookshop so rush in and snap them up!
Come at see me at Berkelouw Books Leichhardt at 4pm on Monday 1st May. It is going to be awesome. I’ll be telling stories, answering questions, singing songs and signing books.
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Thanks to everyone who turned up to the tour events to give us a rock star reception.
Here’s me doing a Nanny Piggins presentation. The stage was a long way from the audience so I moved a coffe table right up close and did the presentation standing on that. It was a wonderful crowd and great day.