SNATCH A STORY
THE WICKED READ
By Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson Illustrated by Roman Muradov Published by Random House Children’s Books ISBN-13: 9780385744713 Lexile: 780L Age Range: 10 – 12 Years
Fear Not the Unexpected.
Eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow is less than thrilled that her family is moving thousands of miles from civilization to the quiet country town of Ashpot, Connecticut, where she’s absolutely certain she’ll die of boredom.
As if leaving New York City and her best friend, Lizzy, the only other member of the elite Detective Mystery Squad (DMS), weren’t bad enough, Fairday is stuck living in the infamous Begonia House, a creepy old Victorian with dark passageways, a gigantic dead willow tree, and a mysterious past.
Before she can even unpack, strange music coming from behind a padlocked door leads Fairday up a spiral staircase and into a secret room, where an ancient mirror, a brass key, and a strange picture of a red-haired lady are the first in a series of clues that takes the members of the Detective Mystery Squad on an amazing adventure.
Look for the sequel, Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library!
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THE CREEPY CREATORS
There are secrets hidden in a New England town. Two ladies plot to write them down. One was sneaky, always sleuthing around, the other asked questions, covering ground. Once revealed, their story made news, a twisting tale about magical shoes.
But who are the ladies? Where are they today? Here’s what people like to say; Stephanie went cackling into the night, flying up, out of sight. Jessica puffed off as a wisp of smoke after listening to someone tell a really bad joke. If you spot them, do take care; they’re known to be tricky, but also fair.