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Danger & Diamonds

A Mystery at Sea (Volume 1)

by Elizabeth Levy, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

Roaring Brook Press

Phillipa has always loved Agatha Christie mysteries, but it’s not until the new captain’s son and some interesting guests come aboard the cruise ship where she lives (and her parents work), that she finally gets a chance to do some sleuthing of her own.

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CHAPTER ONE
“DANGER!” SQUAWKED THE PARROT
I stared down at the dock from the deck of my ship. Okay, most eleven-year-olds don’t get to call one of the world’s great cruise ships, theirs. And no, I’m not rich; I don’t own it. But I grew up on it! My parents have worked on the S.S. Excalibur for the last four years, and so I get to live on board the ship when we’re out at sea. This is always my favorite time—right before a voyage begins. It must be like being backstage before a big rock show. Most of the crew is scurrying around getting ready
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Praise for Danger & Diamonds

"When two veterans such as Levy and Gerstein join forces, it’s clear the result is going to be good, and with its intriguing high-seas locale, this new mystery series doesn’t disappoint. A smart heroine, a cute boy, and a mystery that can be pretty easily solved make this right on target for a middle-grade audience. And with Caldecott Medalist Gerstein behind the expressive double-page illustrations, you can be sure the artwork is of a higher caliber than is found in most series fiction. Anchors away!" —Booklist

"Philippa's narration keeps readers guessing..." —Publishers Weekly

"When two veterans such as Levy and Gerstein join forces, it’s clear the result is going to be good, and with its intriguing high-seas locale, this new mystery series doesn’t disappoint. A smart heroine, a cute boy, and a mystery that can be pretty easily solved make this right on target for a middle-grade audience. And with Caldecott Medalist Gerstein behind the expressive double-page illustrations, you can be sure the artwork is of a higher caliber than is found in most series fiction. Anchors away!" —Booklist

"Philippa's narration keeps readers guessing..." —Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • by Elizabeth Levy, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

  • Elizabeth Levy has been writing and publishing award winning books for more than thirty years, and in that time she has written more than eighty books, a number that continues to surprise her. She lives in New York City. Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and has had four books named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. He lives in Westhampton, Massachusetts.
  • Mordicai Gerstein
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Danger & Diamonds

A Mystery at Sea

by Elizabeth Levy, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

  • Hardcover

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Roaring Brook Press

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